Cardiff Metropolitan University: Accounting and Finance (MSc)

InstitutionCardiff Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Accounting, Economics and Finance
Telephone 029 2041 6010
Study type Taught


This postgra​duate programme in Accounting and Finance has been designed to develop postgraduate students who are equipped academically to succeed in an increasingly complicated and challenging global workplace. ​
Corporate Finance and Risk (Compulsory – 20 credits)
Current Issues in Accounting, Economics and Finance (Compulsory – 20 credits)
Professional Development and Practice in Business and Management (Compulsory – 10 credits)
Governance, Risk and Ethics (Compulsory – 20 credits)
Research Methods (Compulsory – 10 credits)
Dissertation (Compulsory – 40 credits)
Advanced Financial Management (Elective – 20 credits)
Advanced Corporate Reporting (Elective – 20 credits)
Quantitative Finance (Elective – 20 credits)
Advanced Performance Management (Optional – 20 credits)
Capital Markets and Derivatives (Optional – 20 credits)
Professional Work Experience (Optional – 20 credits)

2 course options

Qualification MSc
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Applicants require a minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant subject area (accounting, economics or finance). Candidates with a general business studies degree with a relevant pathway or substantive appropriate module coverage will be considered on a case by case basis; or have a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in the field of finance; or hold a suitable professional qualification from an appropriate professional body. In some instances those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from specific taught modules. Graduates from non-financial disciplines can be considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose native language is not English will require at least an IELTS 6.0 standard.


The professional world our successful graduates are aiming to enter are seeking students that are able to conduct useful research, think critically about that research and apply to complex problems – this ,inter alia, necessitates effective use of modern ICT and the ability to utilise knowledge effectively. Particularly within this field graduates will be expected to show excellent quantitative skills. These students will be assumed to process effective two-way communication skills and be comfortable and effective in self-managed and team environments.

The formative and summative assessments necessary to develop, hone and showcase these abilities are, of necessity many and varied and these programmes will expose the students to individual coursework, and presentations, group tasks, reflective logs, role-playing as well as traditional closed book examinations.


The programme comprises a range of compulsory and optional taught modules. Taught element comprises 140 credits and non-taught 40 credits Dissertation. The MSc will be awarded on successful completion of 180 credits.

Location Llandaff Campus
Western Avenue


EU 9000 GBP for Whole course
England 9000 GBP for Whole course
Northern Ireland 9000 GBP for Whole course
Scotland 9000 GBP for Whole course
Wales 9000 GBP for Whole course

Cardiff Metropolitan University

The Guardian University Guide, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and Complete University guide (2017) rank Cardiff Metropolitan University as the top new university in Wales. The University was also ranked top in the UK for the overall quality of its International student support by the International student Barometer (ISB), for the 6th year.

We have been ranked as the top post-1992 UK university for research according to the latest (2014) Research Excellence Framework (REF).

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