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MSc Accounting and Tax

Course Description

The MSc in Accounting and Tax is a unique programme designed to offer you a high level academic understanding of contemporary developments in taxation policy and practice together with accounting both in the UK and in an international global context. In short, our aim is to give you the best possible preparation for a long and successful career in accounting and finance with a specialisation in taxation.
Alongside traditional accounting subjects our programme covers all aspects of taxation including policy development and implementation and practical operation of tax systems in the UK and overseas. The programme gives you an understanding of a broad range of topics on which you can choose to focus in greater depth when developing ideas for written assignments and later your Masters dissertation. The MSc in Accounting and Tax offers you the opportunity to specialise if you choose to do so early in your career.

Study abroad and gain a second Masters qualification

The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.

Programme structure

During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits.

Compulsory modules

Some examples of the compulsory modules are listed here; Taxation Policy and Comparative Taxation; Introduction to UK Taxation; Principles of International Taxation; Accounting for International Managers; Advanced UK Taxation; Advanced International Taxation;

Optional modules

You will choose two options totalling 30 credits from a regularly updated selection. Some examples of optional modules are as follows; Advanced Management Accounting; Corporate Governance, Reporting and Regulation; Multinational Finance for Managers; Sustainable Enterprise Economy and Digital Business Models

Constituent modules and pathways may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list at http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/.

Visit the MSc Accounting and Tax page on the University of Exeter website for more details!

Student Profiles

Funding for Postgraduate Study - 20+ Awards

We offer a range of postgraduate scholarships and studentships for talented students. For 2016 entry, the total value of scholarships for taught postgraduate programmes exceeds £500,000. This is in addition to over 100 PhD studentships we make available each year.Students who reside in England and are interested in our Masters programmes can now take advantage of the UK government's postgraduate loan scheme which offers loans of up to £10,000.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Varies, but most awards are competitive and merit-based.

Application Procedure

Please see the details of each scheme as listed in our search: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/search

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Normally a high 2.2 or above in any discipline from a recognised university. Please see our website for full information.View Website

Course Fees

See our web site for more information (click on "Finance") View Website

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