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Course content

Our MSc in Accounting and Finance provides a solid theoretical foundation, develops quantitative skills and helps graduates prepare for a finance-related career.

The course combines expertise from the University's departments of Mathematical Sciences and Economics. This ensures you have access to a wide range of teaching and research expertise.

You will develop an in-depth knowledge of the financial system and learn to analyse financial decisions. You will also learn to apply this knowledge in a range of real-world scenarios.

Visit our website for advice on http://management-masters.bath.ac.uk/apply/" target="_blank">how to apply.

Course structure

Our MSc in Accounting and Finance is a full-time degree that lasts 12 months.

It is divided into two semesters and the summer period which runs from June to September.

In each semester you will study four compulsory units and select one optional unit from an approved selection.

Semester one, core units:

Econometrics for finance; Theory of financial decisions making; Financial accounting 1; Management accounting 1

Semester two, core units:

Financial econometrics; Corporate finance; Financial accounting 2; Management accounting 2

See our website for the most up-to-date list of core and optional units.

Dissertation or Practice Track

In the final three months of the degree you can choose the dissertation track or practice track.

Dissertation track:

The dissertation is a 9,000-12,000 word piece of individual research, supervised by a member of faculty. You will plan and execute your own project, using techniques learned throughout the year.

Practice track:

The practice track is a team project that allows you to work with one of our partner organisations to solve a real business challenge. You will apply the theory and skills you have learned to a practical issue and present your work to the company.

Personal career development

We know that an important reason for doing a master's degree is to improve your career prospects.

Our graduates have an impressive employment record. 100% of 2016 graduates from our finance courses were employed within six months of graduation. *Employment data based on those who were looking for work and for whom data is held. Based on Financial Times ranking methodology.

We have years of experience working with a range of organisations and we will make sure you have access to as many organisations as possible, from day one of your degree. we will also help you to develop the skills needed to achieve your career goals. You will enjoy various timetabled and optional career activities during the year. You'll also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of optional workshops and events designed to improve your CV.

Careers support at Bath :

  • A dedicated careers advisor
  • Career training and workshops (including interview practice and support for assessment centres)
  • Industry insight events
  • Opportunities to meet graduate recruiters
  • Support for international students
  • Support for entrepreneurs

A highly ranked business school

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools and a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014. 

We are currently ranked 1st for Marketing and 2nd for Business and Management in The Complete University Guide 2018

Visit our website to learn about our faculty.

Visit the Accounting and Finance (MSc) page on the University of Bath website for more details!






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