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Accounting (with Placement) (MSc)

Course Description

Get six months’ work experience and gain the specialist knowledge you need for many mid to senior-level roles in accounting and finance – plus a range of broader, transferable skills that will be valued by employers in any sector.

All businesses need people with advanced knowledge of accounting and finance. Our Master’s programme will encourage you to reflect on the theories behind current accounting practice and give you a range of skills in management accounting, international accounting and financial management, as well as related areas such as strategy, risk and governance.

You’ll be taught by tutors with strong links to the accountancy profession, including authors, examiners and markers for t international bodies. Throughout your studies, you’ll also have close contact with expert practitioners, analysts and consultants who’ll give you valuable insights into current industry practice.

We’ll encourage you to pursue a professional qualification while undertaking a six-month work placement with companies such as City Credit Capital London and Parker Randall UK LLP.

Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the east of England. Our students benefit from state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, study areas, campus libraries with online databases containing professional journals, plus our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through which you can access study resources and help.

You might also be interested in our MSc Accounting - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/accounting-with-placement


Your MSc Accounting (with Placement) degree could help you to develop a lucrative career in a range of settings and roles, including internal and external audit roles, financial accounting, management accounting, or taxation. Gaining a professional qualification alongside work experience will further enhance your opportunities.

Modules & Assessment

Core modules -

• Research Methods for Business Management
• Financial Management
• International Accounting
• International Tax Theory and Policy
• Postgraduate Major Project

Optional modules -

• Strategic Management Accounting
• Forensic Accounting (Forensic Analysis and Investigation)
• Non-Commercial Governance


We’ll use a number of methods to assess your work both individually and as part of a group. They include:

•feedback in class on topics of current interest and from textual material, research papers and articles
• evidence of critical reflection in assignments, reports and projects
• formal written and oral presentations
• exams.

Assessment is designed to maximise your employability by encouraging you to develop skills in areas such as teamwork, communication, presentation and working under time constraints.

- This is an 18 month programme
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.

Where you'll study

The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.

Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.

What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.

We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.

Visit your Faculty - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/lord-ashcroft-international-business-school

Where can I study?

Chelmsford - Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter. http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/life-on-campus/chelmsford-campus

Visit the Accounting (with Placement) (MSc) page on the Anglia Ruskin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum of 2:2 bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance OR Business-related discipline plus accounting and finance conversion course OR Another discipline plus accounting and finance conversion course. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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