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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 11.9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 25.2k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Businesses and governments rely on sound financial knowledge to underpin their strategies for success. This popular Masters degree kick-starts your professional career, delivering advanced modules in the key areas of accounting and finance ideal if you already have a background in accounting and/or finance.

    Our programme is delivered by a team of experienced academics and professionals. Practical examples and trading simulations give you the chance to test your knowledge in real-life scenarios. The course gives you a broad appeal and recent graduates have gone on to international careers in the sector. It is also ideal if you want to go on to further postgraduate study.

    Join us and youll also get support from our Postgraduate Career Management Centre, helping you develop key skills including networking and negotiating, and putting you in touch with potential employers.

    You can choose between a dissertation and non dissertation route. Each route has a certain number of optional modules you may select:

    Compulsory Modules
    * Financial Reporting & Regulation
    * Corporate Finance
    * Quantitative Methods
    * Accounting and Organisational Performance
    * Applied Finance
    * Financial Analysis

    Dissertation Route
    * Dissertation
    * Research Methods in Finance
    * + two optional modules (at least one from List A)

    Non Dissertation Route
    * Securities Markets Microstructure
    * Consumer & Corporate Credit
    * Current Issues in Finance
    * + three optional modules (at least one from list A)

    Optional Modules
    List A

    * Information and Organisation Design
    * Corporate Governance

    List B

    * International Business Finance
    * Forensic Accounting and Finance
    * Behavioural Finance
    * International Banking & Finance
    * International Investment


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    * You should have a good first degree (2:1 or higher) or equivalent in a relevant subject, e.g. accounting, finance, economics, mathematics. Must have a good grounding in quantitative subjects. A background in accounting is essential. * If you are not from the UK please visit equivalent qualifications to find out about entry requirements from non-UK countries.English Language RequirementsIf English is not your first language you need to attain one of the following: * TOEFL iBT: At least 92 overall with a minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 23 in Speaking and 22 in Writing. * IELTS test you need to achieve a score of 6 or more in each section and an overall score of 6.5. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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