Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

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. On graduating with a Masters degree in Accounting and Financial Management you will be in a strong position to start a career in a variety of financial or commercial related areas. You will also have a solid foundation to continue PhD studies.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,300 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,300 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £18,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have UK 2:2 (Honours) or equivalent. Relevant professional accounting qualifications and experience in an associated area will be considered. The MSc in Accounting and Financial Management is suitable if: you have an academic background in business, management or accounting and wish to advance your accounting knowledge and explore more specialized areas of accounting which are not always available at undergraduate level; you have graduated from another discipline, whether arts, sciences or social sciences, and wish to obtain a postgraduate qualification which will enhance your understanding of accounting issues within organizations.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS: 6.5 overall. No subscore lower than 6.0; Pearson Test of English: 61 overall (Writing 61). No other subscore lower than 54; Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE): ISE III; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) grade C.