Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

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.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams. 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.

Start Date:

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

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,550 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,550 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £17,850 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £5,775 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £5,775 European Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £8,925 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: 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 their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need 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.