University of Bath: Accounting and Finance (MSc)

InstitutionUniversity of Bath View institution profile
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This course provides graduates with a specialist route into careers in financial institutions such as banks and insurance and accountancy, but also prepares them for roles in management consultancy, industry, governmental organisations and academia. The programme utilises and develops student’s quantitative skills and enhances their problem-solving and decision-making skills in accounting and finance. The aim is to develop an in-depth understanding of financial decision-making, the operation of financial markets, and the use of financial information.

1 course option

Qualification MSc
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

A good undergraduate degree (2.1 or above or its international equivalent). Applications from graduates of disciplines such as engineering, mathematics, economics or natural sciences are particularly welcome. Business graduates who have developed a strong interest in accounting and finance and have shown evidence of good quantitative skills are also welcome. This programme is open to graduates who currently have little or no business experience. Candidates whose 1st language is not English will normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each of the 4 components.


Units are assessed by a combination of formal examinations and coursework.
Assessment includes a dissertation of between 9,000-12,000 words.


Semester 1: Econometrics for finance; Theory of financial decision making; Financial accounting 1; Management accounting 1. Optional units: Banking; Investment management; Corporate governance. Semester 2: Financial econometrics; Corporate finance; Financial accounting 2; Management accounting 2. Optional units: International finance; Financial statement analysis; New venture financing. Dissertation.
There may be occasions where it becomes necessary to make significant changes to a course. Please see our website for the latest information on course units:

Location University of Bath
Claverton Down


EU 16000 GBP for Whole course
England 16000 GBP for Whole course
Northern Ireland 16000 GBP for Whole course
Scotland 16000 GBP for Whole course
Wales 16000 GBP for Whole course
Channel Islands 16000 GBP for Whole course
International 24000 GBP for Whole course

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