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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Kingston Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course?

If you want to pursue a rewarding, exciting and challenging career in the financial sector then this course provides the knowledge and skills you need, even if you do not already have experience in finance. This Finance MSc will give you well-integrated knowledge of management accounting and financial accounting, finance and investment; whilst developing your ability to relate these areas to the wider issues of management and corporate strategy. It produces graduates who are prepared for high-level jobs in the financial industries. This course is equally suitable both for students who have studied economics/ finance/ accountancy before as well as those who seek a career change.

What you will study

In this research-led masters, you will learn from recent journal articles and research papers, live data and up-to-the-minute theories and models. You will learn from real-life examples and case studies during the taught sessions. The programme has a balanced approach between quantitative and qualitative methods, and it provides candidates with the computer and research skills required by employers in this highly competitive sector. You will develop your understanding of the purpose and nature of financial accounting and reporting, and look at how theoretical and conceptual issues integrate with operational and practical activities. You will also look at the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors that influence an organisation's social responsibilities, and how these integrate with a company's strategic decision-making processes. You will examine the core theories of finance and investment, and how they can be used in practical decision-making contexts. This course is underpinned by the latest research and best practice. Modules have been developed to provide you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge of accounting, finance and research methods.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

After you graduate

This course can typically help lead to careers in banking and finance, treasury, fintechs, credit control areas and sectors. Roles may include credit controller, treasurer, data analyst and junior-to-middle level finance professional. Graduates have gone on to work for fintech companies and start-ups, for example Exate Technology, Mazars UK, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited and Funding Circle.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    85th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 105 23

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    100 45%

    77th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    57th

    41
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    97th

    12

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