MSc Accounting and Finance

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To give students the opportunity to gain a global perspective, we offer four-year degree programmes “with a Year Abroad”. You may apply during your second year for a place on these programmes and if you are successful you will transfer in to the four year degree scheme. If you decide that you would like to undertake a year-long placement, you can either apply to one of our ‘with Professional Placement Year’ programmes or transfer into one at any time up until the end of your second year of study.

  • This module provides students with an appreciation of how financial information is recorded and reported to various user groups who in turn use this information to assess business performance and determine resource allocation.
  • You’ll benefit from career consultations, interview and CV writing workshops, industry-specific events and specialist psychometric assessment and broad skills training.
  • The amount of tuition fees you will need to pay, and any financial support you are eligible for, will depend on whether you are classified as a home or overseas student, otherwise known as your fee status.
  • Of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities, such as travelling.

Students who are ROI nationals resident in GB will be charged the GB fee. Critically discuss the main retail accounting-related debates in the not-for-profit and public sectors as represented in current research. Interpret the performance of companies using ratio analysis applied to data in published financial statements. Appreciate understand and explain the distinction between cash accounting and accruals accounting; 8. Demonstrate an awareness of topical issues such as accounting for intangible assets sustainable development, accounting ethics and developments in relation to international accounting frameworks; and 9.

Harries Watkins Jones Chartered Accountants

Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs. Accountants must be prepared to take on challenges and be able to adapt to a constantly changing and dynamic business environment. The offer for repeat applicants is set in terms of 3 A-levels only and may be one grade higher than that asked from first time applicants. Applicants for the BSc Honours in must be able to satisfy the University’s General Entrance Requirement. In addition, to the entrance requirements above, it is essential that you read our guidance below on ‘How we choose our students’ prior to submitting your UCAS application.

A short, focused, introductory course on accounting practices and techniques will be held at the beginning of the programme. The average number of contact hours per week is 12 hours, which includes lectures and seminars. Hours vary according to courses and you can view indicative details in the Calendarwithin the Teaching section of each course guide. 4) Select ‘Graduate entry requirements’ and scroll until you arrive at the information about your local/national qualification. Given the high competition for places on this programme, applicants who indicate an interest in the MSc Accounting and Finance specifically as their first choice will maximise their prospect of admission to the programme. Equally, you should note the differentiated nature of the graduate programmes in the Department of Accounting, and are advised to identify your first choice accordingly.

Programme structure and courses

Gain real-world industry experience, network and collaborate with leading business thinkers, and practically apply your theoretical knowledge in the workplace. One that has been approved by a relevant professional body as meeting its quality standards. It highlights a close link between industry and your course, bringing cutting-edge real-world practice into your studies. Counting towards professional qualifications and registrations, accredited courses can help fast-track you in your chosen career path. For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of pre-sessionaltraining programmes that you may take before starting your degree programme. This guide, created by the A4S Accounting Bodies Network, offers a brief introduction to the changing corporate reporting landscape.

Some courses also have written examinations in January while others are assessed partly by essays or other work submitted during the year. Please note that assessment on individual courses can change year to year. An indication of the current formative coursework and summative assessment for each course can be found in the relevantcourse guide. Every effort is made to minimise changes after publication, once personal timetables have been published any changes are notified via email. 1) Take a note of the UK qualifications we require for your programme of interest (found in the ‘Entry requirements’ section of this page). If you are applying to LSE from outside of the UK then take a look at our Information for International students.