MSc Accounting, Finance and Management

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Open to international students Yes
Number of places Not fixed
Start date September 2016

Programme overview

Following the success of our MSc in Economics, Finance and Management, this Masters programme has been introduced for those students who wish to put greater emphasis on finance and accounting topics in their graduate studies. In the first term you will develop key skills and a grounding in accounting, finance and management that will prepare you for the more advanced units taught in the second term. The MSc is completed through a project-based dissertation.

Fees for 2016/17

Full time fees



Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Funding for 2016/17

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Economics, Finance and Management

Optional units

One option is chosen from each of the key subject areas of accounting, finance and management, and a fourth option is taken from the whole range.

Accounting options include:

  • Accounting Theory, Scandals and Standards
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
  • Strategic Management Accounting

Finance options include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets and Investment
  • International Finance
  • Introduction to Business and Economic Forecasting
  • Law and Economics

Management options include:

  • Electronic Commerce
  • International Business
  • Industrial and Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management

Unit availability is subject to staffing and timetable constraints. Please note: the number of available places on some units may be capped.


The MSc is completed with a project-based dissertation of up to 15,000 words. A choice of dissertation subject areas is provided and you will be able to choose from a set of dissertation topics in these broader areas. Many of the dissertations are literature-based and you are expected to acquire and use literature search skills using a range of electronic and traditional sources.

Entry requirements

A first or good upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) which demonstrates mathematical ability.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.


While some past students have gone on to more specialised studies, others have gone straight into employment with the banking and accounting/consulting sectors being particular favourites.

How to apply
Application deadline:

Our overall deadline is 1 July 2016.

The School continues to welcome applications that fulfil our admissions criteria to select a balanced international student cohort. As students from different countries tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. Due to very high demand from students from China, applications from such students closed on 20 January 2016.

Due to very high demand, from 4 March the programme will be closed to all overseas fee-paying applicants.

International students

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REF 2014 results

  • 54% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 22% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Graduate Studies Admissions Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 39 41519 Email:

Graduate Studies Office
School of Economics, Finance and Management
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TN


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