Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Overview

The Brunel Finance and Accounting MSc gives graduates interested in pursuing careers in financial management or accountancy the opportunity to develop their knowledge of accounting and finance to international levels.

Along with sharpening your quantitative and problem-solving skills, you?ll study the theory of finance, corporate governance, valuation, international accounting standards, risk assessment and financial statement analysis.

Importantly, you?ll develop your ability to interpret complex financial and numerical data and to critically evaluate and deliver mid- and long-term strategic solutions.

Throughout the course you?ll have access to a variety of professional databases used in business and finance including Datastream, Bloomberg, Bank Scope, Osiris, Reuters 3000 Xtra and Thomson One Banker.

You can choose to study one year full-time, two years full-time with a year's work placement* or 16 months full-time with a 6-12 week work placement.

This programme is accredited by ACCA and CIMA.

With growing globalisation and the convergence of international accounting practices, the demand for job candidates with the advanced, specialised skills needed to keep ahead of changing regulation is on the rise. Your Brunel MSc will pave the way for careers across the financial sector.

Course content

Work for your finance and accounting postgraduate degree consists of compulsory and optional modules and a dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice.

Careers and your future

Our aim is to teach you ?employable knowledge?, which can be applied to real-world situations giving you the skills you need to find the right role after you graduate. Therefore, you?ll be well prepared for work, especially if you undertake a work placement. Securing economics and finance degree jobs is highly competitive so we?ll support you to gain a strong foundation in the skills employers are looking for. We offer opportunities within the Department of Economics and Finance as well as through the University?s Professional Development Centre (PDC) to help you build skills and experience.

With the knowledge and expertise you'll gain on the course, you'll be well equipped to pursue a career in the financial services industry. You'll find our graduates working in prestigious accountancy and financial services firms across the world, including PwC, Deloitte, EY and BDO.

Start Date:

2020-SEP-14. 2020-SEP-14: 16 months full-time with placement. 2020-SEP-14: 2 years full-time with placement.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,440 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £17,355 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,440 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree in Economics and Accountancy, Finance and Accountancy, Mathematical subjects or an equivalent qualification from overseas. All applicants will be required to have a minimum background in mathematics or statistics, accountancy, and economics or finance. Applicants with a 2:2 in a Business or Science subject should demonstrate some exposure to Accountancy and Mathematics/Statistics.
  • International entry requirements: A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree in Economics and Accountancy, Finance and Accountancy, Mathematical subjects or an equivalent qualification from overseas. All applicants will be required to have a minimum background in mathematics or statistics, accountancy, and economics or finance. Applicants with a 2:2 in a Business or Science subject should demonstrate some exposure to Accountancy and Mathematics/Statistics. English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92