MSc Accounting and Finance

Course Overview

This programme has been designed around the ACCA accreditation system. More details on the course can be found below.

Key Features

  • A full conversion programme that may be completed in a single year
  • Does not require accounting, finance or any quantitative study to be completed at undergraduate level
  • All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014)
  • Access to the School of Management investment and trading simulation room to support in-depth understanding of finance in practice
  • 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
  • High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week
  • Fully refurbished facilities – we have invested half a million pounds in a recent refurbishment to our student facilities
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students – click here for more details
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014) 

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-D001Semester 3 (Summer Taught)30Independent Project
MN-D012Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Independent Project for Financial Modelling
MN-D013Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Independent Project for Quantitative Financial Analysis
MN-M002Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Principles of Finance
MN-M003Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Financial Markets
MN-M004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Statement Preparation and Analysis
MN-M010Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Principles of Law for Accounting and Finance
MN-M503Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)30Financial Accounting
MN-M504Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)30Management Accounting

Description

The MSc Accounting and Finance is designed specifically to enhance employment prospects by offering students the opportunity to acquire an advanced and in-depth understanding of key accounting and finance topics (without any requirement of having previously studied accounting or finance). 

Entry Requirements

Students must attain a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree. Any degree subject will be considered. 

We consider all applications on their merits and will look at each individual case before making an offer, so students who fall slightly short of the entry criteria should still apply.

Non-native English speakers must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall (with no component less than 5.5). A list of equivalent tests are provided here. If you have studied an undergraduate degree taught through the medium of English, you may be exempt from this requirement – click here for further information.

For students who fall short of only the English language requirement, we offer a range of Pre-Master's training programmes that you may take before starting your Master's qualification. Further details can be found here.

For students who fall significantly short of the general entry requirement, we offer a Pre-Master's programme via International College Wales Swansea (ICWS) that will allow you entry on to our postgraduate programmes. Please click here for more details. 

How To Apply

To apply for this programme, please follow the link below and you will be taken to the central University application system:

Make an application

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £10,000 £17,000

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Accreditation

The MSc Accounting and Finance has been awarded the following ACCA exemptions:

F1      -   Accountant in Business

F2      -   Management Accounting

F3      -   Financial Accounting

F4      -   Corporate and Business Law

F5      -   Performance Management

F7      -   Financial Reporting

F9      -   Financial Management

This means that graduates of our MSc Accounting and Finance will be exempt from seven out of nine of the ACCA ‘Fundamentals’ examinations. 

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

  • Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
  • In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
  • Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
  • Complete the Swansea Employability Award
  • Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’

Location and Facilities

 For more information on what's available to you on the Bay Campus visit our Location and Facilities page. 

Come and Meet Us

Representatives from the School of Management are available to meet prospective students at a range of national and international locations.

 

Contact

For more information on this programme, please contact us:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 205678

Email: study@swansea.ac.uk