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Full time & Part time September MSc 9 months full time, 21 months part time
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Unleash your potential with the prestigious Accounting and Finance MSc programme at LSE. With over five decades of excellence, this programme offers a comprehensive exploration of vital accounting and finance areas, preparing you for diverse career opportunities in business, consulting, and finance sectors. Whether you lean towards accounting or finance, or seek a balanced approach, the programme allows you to tailor your studies. Specialise in finance, international accounting and finance, or accounting and financial management to align with your career goals. Benefit from academic mentorship and access to LSE LIFE for holistic development. The Department of Accounting's global recognition ensures top-notch education and research opportunities. Upon completion, join the ranks of successful alumni in leading organisations worldwide. Take the first step towards a rewarding career - explore the MSc Accounting and Finance programme at LSE today. Visit the website for full entry requirements.

About the course


The MSc Accounting and Finance has an established reputation for excellence extending over five decades. It provides a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of key areas of accounting and finance. It is appropriate for applicants interested in careers across a wide range of sectors and organisations in the fields of business, consulting and finance, and provides thorough preparation for academic research in accounting or finance.

The programme assumes an academic background in financial reporting, management accounting, finance, economics and quantitative methods prior to entry. As a condition of admission, you may be required to take one or more courses in these areas to strengthen your background.

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Where is London School of Economics and Political Science


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Student Profile

Giuseppe Trecarichi

Doing my Masters at LSE allowed me to continue to pursue my passion for accounting and finance. Accounting skills are paramount for the financial sector and this course was quite flexible with its compulsory modules in accounting and finance and the choice of outside courses to tailor your own path.

Without doubt there were some big challenges whilst studying on this nine-month programme. Having to maintain an efficient pace, the deadlines, the readings, and also the job and internship applications, which for a Master’s student can be quite overwhelming. Luckily, the way the course was conceived helped me navigate the academic year. Additionally, the career service support has been very useful throughout the year, and an area I did not have an idea about when I started the course. Whether you are looking for a CV check or a mock interview, there are plenty of opportunities on offer.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the lectures, seminars, readings and assignments, as well as the public lectures with special guests. I was really impressed by Simon Samuels’ talk regarding the aftermath of the last decade’s financial crisis. He was the first speaker of the Department of Accounting’s Insights Speaker Series.

The whole year has given me so much opportunity to learn, to experience, and to improve. You literally never stop acquiring knowledge and skills on this degree. If you are able to cope with the frenetic rhythm of this city, then living and studying in the centre of London is like hitting the jackpot. Samuel Johnson once said, “for there is in London all that life can afford.”

In terms of careers, there’s no magic formula for obtaining the job of your dreams. You will need to strive and work hard to get where you want to go, no matter whether you are an LSE graduate or not. Having said that, I’m really grateful to have been given the opportunity to study here. My studies have given me a much greater comprehension of the ”real world”, which is helpful for understanding your options and developing your skills and career path according to your goals. Being an LSE alumnus also opens up unparalleled networking opportunities. Embrace them.


The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide generous scholarships each year to home and overseas students.

LSE makes available over GBP 15 million annually in financial aid for its students. Around one quarter of our graduate students receive financial support from the School.

At master’s level, the value of support given by LSE ranges in value from 10 per cent of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an offer for a place and submitting a Graduate Financial Support application, before the funding deadline.

In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas.

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