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MSc/PGDip/PGCert Accounting and Finance

University of Salford

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Peel Park

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22, SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

INTRODUCTION

The ability to understand and control the finances of a business are essential to an organisation’s success; good accountancy skills and financial management experience are highly sought after and provide the basis for a rewarding career.

Designed for graduates looking to start work, professionals aspiring to develop their career or those preparing to study for the exams of the professional bodies, this Accounting and Finance postgraduate degree is highly practical and future facing. The Master’s programme covers a variety of operational and functional concepts and practices as well as the technology that supports them. You will also look closely at how these aspects integrate with the management of global organisations.

You will study at Salford Business School, on the Peel Park campus, close to Manchester city centre. Manchester is a vibrant financial centre and, with financial headquarters nearby, you will have plenty of opportunities for industry engagement and networking.

You will:

  • Study a practically-focussed course, learning from industry experts
  • Look at the real accounting and finance problems faced by business
  • Investigate researched solutions
  • Study in a vibrant financial centre with industry and engagement opportunities
  • Put your learning into practice on the industry-focussed dissertation

ASSESSMENT

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.

CAREER LINKS

The University of Salford grew out of the institutes of the late 19th century that provided a talented, technically proficient and professional workforce to support the UK’s rapidly growing industries. In the 21st century, this still holds strong. Whilst industry has changed significantly, the need for industry-focused education is equally relevant today.

We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.

This is an advanced degree in corporate finance and can lead you to a wide range of career opportunities and roles, such as finance director, new business development manager, treasury manager, financial controller, financial planning manager, stock market financial analyst, funds portfolio manager, and global hedge fund manager. It also provides a thorough preparation for academic research in finance and corporate finance.

On successfully finishing this programme, you will be equipped with the skills and understanding necessary to effectively and efficiently perform tasks in a managerial or consulting role. As well as your academic learning, you will develop your ability to work well in teams and independently, to evaluate critically, think creatively and communicate effectively with respect to issues in the industry; and to recognise good practice in the analysis, planning and management of international banking and finance products and services. You'll also develop an advanced level of understanding of research methods and their application to a wide range of international banking and finance problems.

Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,030per year

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

University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    120 55%

    52nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    82nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    84th

    11

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