Accounting and Finance MSc/PGDip/PGCert

University of the West of England

Key Information

Course duration: 1 year

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: MSc - Master of Science

Subject Ranking

Accounting & Finance

  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.59 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.23 / 1.00

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Home students: £9,500 per year
EU students: £9,500 per course
Overseas students: £13,250 per year

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The Course


This course will help you develop this expertise, as well as giving you an indepth understanding of the contemporary issues encountered by financial managers. Today's business managers need to be able to analyse and interpret financial information and use this to inform business strategy. The underlying practical focus ensures that the skills and knowledge you gain are highly relevant to the workplace whichever area of accounting or finance you are seeking to engage in. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of accounting and finance, while also enhancing your critical thinking, research and analytical skills. During the year, you will: analyse and solve complex problems relating to financial reporting, performance measurement and management, corporate strategy and financial management; be encouraged to think critically and creatively about problems requiring a multi-disciplinary approach; develop in-depth knowledge in a specialist topic you have chosen for your dissertation; enhance your key personal skills in time management, information accessing, analysis and interpretation; develop your interpersonal, communication and management skills through team working, making presentations and writing reports. Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

The course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). This means you will gain exemptions from several of their professional examinations, giving you a useful head start in your professional studies. The skills and knowledge developed on this course provide you with a wide range of opportunities in finance and accounting-related careers. Many of our graduates choose to specialise further by going on to study for the CIMA or ACCA qualifications and becoming chartered accountants. A proficiency in accounting and financial management, as well as an appreciation of the contemporary issues faced by financial managers, can enable you to progress to senior positions, such as business analyst, finance director, investment analyst, financial reporting manager, chief accountant and head of risk management.

Start Dates

  • September 2019 at Frenchay Campus

University of the West of England

University League Table Ranking: 58th

The University of the West of England, Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West of England. There has been strong emphasis over the years on building close partnerships with businesses and organisations locally, nationally and internationally.

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Postal Address

Accounting, Economics and Finance
University of the West of England
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY

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