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  • Study Type

    Distance learning available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

    Finance

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    Distance learning: 12 months full time or 16 months part time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    2017/18 Tuition Fees: £4,250 (UK/EU), £4,250 (International)

  • Last Updated

    26 July 2017

Course content

About the course

This course is designed for qualified accounting and finance professionals. It offers a flexible mode of study (distance learning) and the opportunity to add to your current skill set.

Flexible distance learning
Study at your own pace and fit your studies around your schedule
Qualify at a faster face
As a qualified accounting and finance professional you will be exempt from certain modules which will allow you to complete the course at a faster pace
Work towards your organisation’s CPD requirements
Develop your theoretical knowledge of Accounting and Finance while completing studies, which could be used towards your organisation’s CPD requirements
Boost your earning potential
More than 96% of our graduates are in further education or full-time employment six months after completing their course (DLHE 2015/16)

Teaching and assessment

The programme content will be delivered via an online virtual learning environment. The content can be textual, can include video and audio materials, screencasts or presentations with voiceover. You will be encouraged to network with like-minded professionals from around the world and to engage in regular and frequent communication with tutors through discussion forums.

Teaching contact hours

This is a distance learning programme and the overriding student-learning experience is guided self-study. Guidance is received from academic staff via the programme materials which are designed for self-study, telephone, Skype and e-mail communication, and by optional attendance at Study Days. For each module of study you will be provided with a set of printed materials to work through in the form of a module handbook. One 15 credit module requires approximately 150 hours of personal study. Each module is supported by a tutorial during the Study Days subject to student demand. Assessment is through coursework and a dissertation.

Course modules

You will have to complete the following modules:
*Research Methods – introduces you to the basic elements of research methodology and the complete range of research methods suitable for research in finance, accounting and business. It also aims to help you in defining a research topic and the production of a suitable research proposal for your dissertation.

*Literature Review – compliments the research methods module and enables you to expand and elaborate your research proposal. As a consequence of studying this module you will be able to prepare a literature review which may inform your research instrument.

*Dissertation – provides an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of accounting and/or finance (in its broadest sense). You will need to apply and demonstrate technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice.

The added value of the programme comes from the research skills that you obtain throughout your studies. These will develop your ability to gather data and write a coherent report or dissertation, enhancing your skills of evaluation, critical analysis and synthesis.

Note: all modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Industry links and professional accreditation

Our Business School is an ACCA Approved Learning Partner with Gold status and accredited by CIMA.

Graduate careers

You will develop an advanced understanding of accounting and finance issues for the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally, and enhance your career prospects by gaining the key financial skills sought by employers.

Visit the Accounting and Finance (Fast Track - Distance Learning) MSc page on the De Montfort University website for more details!

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