Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The rise in importance, complexity and uncertainty of accounting and financial management poses a challenge for all organisations ' from established multinational corporations to social enterprises and tech start'ups ' and for those who wish to pursue a career within them. This internationally focused course will help you to enhance your understanding of accounting and finance, regardless of your undergraduate background.

The course provides practical'oriented knowledge in a worldwide context and aims to develop you as an independent and reflective learner, with the ability to continue to learn once in your chosen profession. Providing the skills and framework for future needs, this course takes an integrated approach to finance, accounting and business, delivering a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between these. The course draws upon the extensive research, practical knowledge, and teaching expertise of our management and finance academics. Their internationally recognised research and involvement in the activities of professional accounting bodies and firms across the world means that each module provides cutting'edge knowledge of contemporary accounting theory and practice.

You will gain an in'depth knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in the theory and practice of financial accounting, management accounting, and financial management. You will also develop an expert understanding of how management accounting is used to make strategic decisions and manage performance together with a critical awareness of related social and organisational issues, including recent trends such as the digital economy.

On graduating you will have acquired a number of transferable skills, including the ability to assess and employ a variety of accounting'based techniques, critically evaluate accounting documents, as well as write reports, give presentations and work as a team.

' Strong career prospects in the finance and commercial areas; organisations value graduates with knowledge and understanding of contemporary accounting and financial management who can also reflect on their broader setting and implications.

' Outstanding research; Royal Holloway sits in the top 25 per cent of UK universities for research which is rated as ‘world'leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’

' Inspiring international community; 60% of our Management students come from overseas and the 8,500 students at Royal Holloway, University of London are from 130 countries.

Course Modules

Financial Accounting and Reporting, Management Accounting for Decision Making, Foundations of Financial Management, Dissertation Preparation and Research Methods, Dissertation. A range of optional modules are also available.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,400 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £17,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • UK Lower Second Class Honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.
  • Relevant professional accounting qualifications and experience in an associated area will be considered.
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all subscores. If you require Royal Holloway to sponsor your study in the UK, your IELTS must be a UK government-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).
  • Students from overseas should visit the International pages for information on the entry requirements from their country and further information on English language requirements. Royal Holloway offers a Pre-Master’s Diploma for International Students and English language pre-sessional courses, allowing students the opportunity to develop their study skills and English language before starting their postgraduate degree.