Bath Spa University: Accounting and Finance (MSc)

InstitutionBath Spa University View institution profile
Department Bath Business School
Study type Taught


Our specialist MSc in Accounting and Finance provides the practical knowledge and skills demanded of successful managers. You’ll learn how to strategically direct an organisation, by analysing and interpreting financial information.

We empower you to confidently solve complex problems through sustained critical practice. This is informed by an awareness of contemporary current issues, theories and insights in the fields of accounting and finance.

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Qualification MSc
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

We’re looking for enthusiastic, intelligent, hard-working individuals who have studied a business, accounting, finance or economics related subject at undergraduate level. You’ll need to be a self-starter, and be able to operate effectively individually and within teams.
Excellent numeracy and a solid understanding of the business environment and business functions are essential, as is the ability to grapple with complex theories, applying these to real-world scenarios.


We use a range assessment tasks, including essays, reports, exams and presentations. You’ll work independently and as part of a team, including for assessments.


Introduction to Social Science Research Methods 15 credits;
Financial & Management Accounting 15 credits;
Financial Management & Strategy 15 credits;
Financial Accounting & Reporting 15 credits;
Audit, Assurance & Taxation 15 credits;
Governance, Ethics & Risk Management 15 credits;
Performance Management* 15 credits;
Strategic Management* 15 credits;
Dissertation/Consultancy Project in Accounting & Finance 60 credits.
*Optional modules may be replaced by others drawn from the MA Business & Management programme. You’ll be advised of which are available shortly after your study commences.

Location Newton Park Campus
Newton St Loe

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