MSc Economics, Accounting and Finance

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Open to international students Yes
Number of places Not fixed
Start date September 2017

Programme overview

This programme aims to take graduate students with only limited knowledge of economics, accounting and/or finance and provide them with an understanding of the key concepts and current issues in the field.

You will read and assess the current literature in the main fields of economics, accounting and finance and form independent, informed judgements about it. You will then plan and embark on a programme of independent research (under appropriate supervision), undertaking a thorough literature review in a prescribed topic area or analysing economic, accounting or financial data and relating the results to theory.

Fees for 2017/18

Full time fees

UK
£11,600
Overseas (non-EU)
£21,400

 

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Funding for 2017/18

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

Programme structure

Core units

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

Optional units

Optional units can vary from year to year, but may include the following economics, accounting and finance options.

Economics options - select two from:

  • Growth, Trade and Structural Change
  • Industrial and Managerial Economics
  • International Business
  • Introduction to Business and Economic Forecasting
  • Law and Economics
  • Personnel Economics

Accounting options - select one from:

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

Finance options - select one from:

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets and Investment
  • International Finance

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

Dissertation

The final part of the MSc is a project-based dissertation of up to 15,000 words. A choice of dissertation subject areas is provided and you choose your specific topic from one of these broader areas. Many of the dissertations are literature-based and you will be expected to acquire and use literature search skills for a range of electronic and traditional sources.

Entry requirements

A first or good upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) that 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.

Careers

The programme will provide you with a sound basis for a future career in a wide range of fields, including economics, accounting, finance, public service and teaching. You will also develop a range of transferable skills that will be valuable for employment in any sector.

How to apply
Application deadline:

Our usual overall deadline is 1 July 2017 for entry in September.

The school welcomes all applications that fulfil our admissions criteria. However, in order to select a balanced international student cohort, and in response to very high demand from students from China, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. Any such decision will be reviewed on a regular basis.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

Categories 18 and 19 apply. Please see full REF 2014 results for the University of Bristol.


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) 117 394 1519 Email: efim-pgadmissions@bris.ac.uk

Graduate Studies Office
School of Economics, Finance and Management
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TN http://www.bristol.ac.uk/efm

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