Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

If you wish to pursue a career in accounting, or require knowledge of accounting in your role as a budget holder, this interdisciplinary MSc provides a thorough understanding of the key areas of accounting and financial management for non-accounting graduates.

We seek students from business/management, accounting and finance, or those with a quantitative background. Because our students come from such a variety of backgrounds and range in age and experience, you will find our class discussions a stimulating arena in which to explore new ideas and topics.

Strong emphasis is placed on analysis and interpretation using case study and live company analysis.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates can pursue careers in accounting, finance, or management. Possible professions include licensed conveyancer, management consultant, tax adviser, or economist. This degree may also be useful in becoming an accounting technician, chartered certified accountant, or chartered public finance accountant.

We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London?s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

Start Date:

Duration: one to two evenings a week part-time.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,940 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £18,420 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,940 European Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £5,970 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £9,210 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £5,970 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
  • International entry requirements: Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. Some courses may require higher scores, particularly in the following subject areas: arts management cultural studies development studies film and media geography history law organizational psychology psychology.