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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 11.9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 18.7k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Our MRes is designed for those wishing to follow a career in research and/or academia, so we equip you with the skills and knowledge to appreciate the depth and breadth of this in a social science context. Our course content is a direct response to requirements for, and suggested improvements in, research training laid down by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

    Please note that this course is also available on a part-time basis.

    Why study MRes Accounting, Finance and Management at Essex?
    Essex Business School has an international reputation for cutting-edge research in accounting, finance, management and entrepreneurship. This was confirmed when we were ranked second in the UK for accounting and finance research, with 95 percent of our research graded as of international quality in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008). Our work is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts, much of it addressing the important issues currently being faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.
    We are recognised for being at the forefront of research in: business ethics and corporate social responsibility; organisation studies; leadership and strategy; finance and banking; risk management; and international management. Many of our academic staff have world class research reputations and have written about, or worked in, a wide range of organisations and this experience is incorporated into your learning experience within our School.

    Our facilities
    If you are studying within our Essex Business School, as well as access to all University facilities, including our Library and computing laboratories at our Colchester and Southend Campuses, you benefit from our strong industry links across the public and private sectors and our international focus in teaching and research.

    A Masters course is an academically rigorous programme during which you explore your subject in depth, reaching a high level of specialist knowledge. You draw on knowledge and skills from your undergraduate study or your professional life to produce work of a high academic standard, informed by current thinking and debate.
    A Masters course lasts for twelve months (full-time), starting in October, and consists of taught modules during your autumn and spring terms, and normally a research-based dissertation or other project-based work submitted in September. Your balance of modules and research varies according to the subject but, typically, your research counts for 60 credits and there are 120 credits of modules, varying from 10 to 40 credits each. (If you are from the EU, then our Masters courses are regarded as second-cycle qualifications under the Bologna Declaration and consist of 90 ECTS credits).
    Please note that module information on our course finder provides a guide to course content and may be subject to review on an annual basis.

    Modules
    Core modules
    * Msc/Ma Dissertation
    * Research Evaluation Projects
    * Research Methods And Methodologies In Accounting And Management

    Compulsory modules
    * Advanced Research Methods: Empirical Explorations The Contemporary Workplace
    * Philosophy Of Management And Accounting

    Compulsory with options modules
    * Issues In Financial Reporting
    * Management Accounting
    * Management In Organisations
    * Perspectives On Marketing

    Optional modules
    * Advanced Research Methods: Empirical Explorations The Contemporary Workplace
    * Asset Pricing
    * Audit Theory
    * Bank Strategy And Risk
    * Behavioural Finance
    * Cases In Corporate Governance
    * Corporate Finance
    * Corporate Reporting And Analysis
    * Creativity And Organisation
    * Critical Marketing
    * Derivative Securities
    * E-Commerce
    * Exchange Rates And International Finance
    * Financial Modelling
    * Fixed Income Securities
    * Foundations Of Management And Marketing
    * Human Resource Management
    * Industry Expert Lectures In Finance
    * International Environment Of Business
    * International Financial Reporting
    * International Management Accounting
    * Issues In Financial Reporting
    * Management Accounting
    * Management In Organisations
    * Management Psychology
    * Management: Principles And Practices
    * Managing Across Cultures
    * Managing For Ethics And Sustainability
    * Marketing: Principles And Practices
    * Modern Banking
    * Perspectives On Corporate Governance
    * Perspectives On Marketing
    * Philosophy Of Management And Accounting
    * Portfolio Management
    * Postgraduate Mathematics Preparation
    * Research Evaluation Projects
    * Research Methods And Methodologies In Accounting And Management
    * Research Methods In Finance: Empirical Methods In Finance
    * Risk Management
    * Strategic Brand Communication
    * Strategy And Accounting
    * Trading Global Financial Markets

    Core modules must be taken and passed.
    Core with options modules selected from limited lists must be taken and passed.
    Compulsory modules must be taken.
    Compulsory with options modules selected from limited lists must be taken.
    Optional modules are selected from course specific lists.


    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.


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    Masters degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject area.IELTS 6.5. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 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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