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MSc Accounting and Finance

Key facts

Duration: 12 months, full-time
Starts: September
Suitable for: Students with a background in a relevant degree (which must include a substantial amount of accounting) including accounting and finance, business studies, economics or management
Admission requirements: 2:1 honours degree or equivalent
English requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each element 
+44 (0) 115 951 5559

If you aspire to work as a financial specialist in any sector, this course is for you.

It covers the latest research and thinking and builds on the theory and application of accounting and finance principles.

You will enrich and broaden your understanding of important areas of financial management and engage in current debate on these topics.

The course also provides the perfect foundation for further postgraduate study.

To be considered for this course, you will have studied a business related subject as an undergraduate, or have a particular interest in accounting and finance and want to build on your existing knowledge.

The course consists of six compulsory modules spread across two semesters and a summer dissertation.

In the first semester, four compulsory modules provide you with the foundation to specialise further in the second semester.

Two more optional modules allow you to tailor your degree to suit your individual interests and career aspirations.


Presessional english for academic purposes

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE)
runs 10 and 5 week Business and Management English language and study skills courses, designed to prepare you for masters courses in the Business School.

More information can be found on the Apply page

Course structure

Please note that the following structure and modules may be subject to change.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Two from:


2,000 word proposal and a 12,000 word Accounting and Finance dissertation



Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6602
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6667