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Accounting & Finance (MSc)

Course Description

This course equips you with a well-developed understanding of both international financial reporting and management accounting. You will explore the theoretical principles of these subjects and the issues and challenges faced by companies when applying them. In addition to accounting, the course is designed to enrich your knowledge in other areas of international finance and business.

Faculty of Business & Law website - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/fbl/

January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods.

- Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008

Visit the website http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/accountingandfinance_msc

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/recognition-of-prior-learning.htm).

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


We will equip you with the skills to continue onto a professional accounting qualification or to secure a more general management role in a vast number of industries in the UK and overseas. In addition, you will be in a strong position to pursue further postgraduate opportunities.

- Business Development Sales
- Finance Manager
- Investment Banker
- Financial Adviser

Careers Advice

The dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit the career site - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/employability/jobs-careers-support.htm

Course Benefits

The course offers you the opportunity to study in the heart of Leeds, one of the UK's largest financial centres outside London. It is designed with both a theoretical and practical focus and therefore will equip you with both the intellectual and professional transferable skills that employers are looking for.

We place great emphasis on delivering quality teaching which incorporates a variety of teaching and assessment methods. Your course tutors combine academic expertise with extensive practical and professional experience which will allow you to demonstrate how your learning can be applied to current or future working life. The course is truly international both in terms of content and also the student mix and offers a real opportunity for learning in a multicultural environment, which will help you develop essential skills that are necessary to be successful in the global employment market.

At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. To see our full programme and to register for a lecture click here (http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/guestspeakers).

Dr Justine Simpson
Principal Lecturer

"Knowing our graduates have the necessary academic knowledge and employability skills to pursue their chosen career path makes my role as a teacher very rewarding."

Justine joined Leeds Beckett in 2004 and teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate accounting courses. She has worked in industry and practice in a variety of accounting roles and her research interests lie in corporate social responsibility and corporate governance.


- Library
Our Library is one of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, our Library hast you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

- The Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

- Gym and Sports Facilities
Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Visit the Accounting & Finance (MSc) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Lina Dobrovolskyte

I love the flexibility Leeds Beckett offers. I was able to balance studying around my full-time employment - I'm already seeing the benefits in my professional career.

Lina Dobrovolskyte
Company Accountant, H Peel and Sons


Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS) - 20+ Awards

To be eligible for a Scholarship from our University you must:•Be progressing from an Undergraduate course for which you were charged the higher tuition fee applying since 2012-13 (i.e. your Undergraduate course began on or after 1 September 2012).
•Be undertaking a Masters course (students on Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diplomas, MA/MSc ‘top-up’ courses, Integrated Masters or any other type of Postgraduate or Professional course will not be eligible).
•Meet the entry requirements of the course you are applying to study.
•Be undertaking a course that is fundable by HEFCE (for example, NHS and NTCL funded courses are not fundable by HEFCE, so students to those courses will not be eligible).
•Be studying full-time or part-time for a maximum of two years (applicants to courses where the duration exceeds 24 months will not be eligible).
•Be domiciled in the UK or European Union (EU).
•Be paying your fees through personal or family resources. If you have your fees paid or part paid through a sponsorship arrangement you would not be eligible for a Scholarship.
•Be able to attend the course applied for in 2015-16.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Leeds Beckett University is offering 105 scholarships, each worth £10,000, to UK and EU students who will be starting Postgraduate taught Masters courses in September 2015. The Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme is part of a Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) initiative, aimed at widening access to Masters courses by removing barriers to Postgraduate education for students from under-represented groups. Included in this scheme are 15 scholarships to support Women in Science.

Application Procedure

You must make an application for a Scholarship alongside your application for the Masters course. Your application will be considered against the eligibility criteria stated at http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/pss/.All applications for a Scholarship must be received by the University by 31 May 2015.You must complete the PSS application form and supply the relevant supporting evidence by 31 May 2015. Failure to submit by the deadline and/or provide the necessary supporting evidence will mean that the application will not be considered.
To apply for this scholarship, please complete the online form at: http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/pages/postgraduate-support-scheme-apply/

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Please check our site for the most up-to-date entry requirements (View Website).

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