University of Wolverhampton Business School

MSc Finance and Accounting

MSc Full-time 12 months, Part-time 2 years

The MSc Finance and Accounting is aimed at providing you with an in-depth grounding for your professional and/or academic career in finance, business and accounting. 

The MSc Finance and Accounting is aimed at providing you with an in-depth grounding for your professional and/or academic career in finance, business and accounting. 

Start date(s)
13 January 2025,16 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (12 months),Part-time (2 years)
Campus location
University: City Campus
University of Wolverhampton Business School
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Why choose this course?

The MSc Finance and Accounting degree at the University of Wolverhampton provides students with an in-depth grounding for a career in finance, business, accounting or a related field. The curriculum is taught by industry professionals over one year, and explores core concepts in accounting and finance. This includes financial analysis, management, planning international finance, and more. 

The course emphasises both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, allowing students to gain valuable hands-on experience for entering the workplace. By combining elements such as financial markets and economics, accounting fundamentals, corporate finance, investment analysis and more, the course offers comprehensive training for those looking to work in this field. MSc Finance and Accounting offers a unique opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and skills in both of these highly sought-after disciplines. As a postgraduate student, you will be taught by our internationally recognised finance and accounting experts, while also being part of our vibrant and diverse university community.

Our MSc Finance and Accounting degree is aimed at providing you with an in-depth grounding for your professional and/or academic career in finance, business and accounting. Previous students studying this course have taken up appointments in large financial institutions, national government departments and international banks. This course develops your strategic understanding and critical thinking of the main finance principles and theories that support and inform corporate financial decisions and upon which modern business decision-making is based. In addition, it provides you with an opportunity to develop practical skills and theoretical understanding of finance for international business. You will explore the importance of accounting information in the management of corporations and a variety of approaches small firms follow to secure finance to survive and succeed in the hyper-competitive market. You will have the opportunity to evaluate the impact of organisational theories and corporate governance on corporations in an international context. In this modern globalised business environment you will explore the key factors that affect international business management.

Your research skills will be developed and you can apply this knowledge through an independent piece of research in an accounting or finance related topic, the course is taught by highly research active staff who have embedded their research into the programme




What's unique about this course?

Tailored and Well-developed Support System. You will have a personal tutor to meet with regularly. They will be available to support you to make the most of your time at University.

A Unique and Innovative Non-cognate programme (Open to people without finance and accounting qualifications). This MSc is internationally recognised and was developed in consultation with employers, external examiners, industry experts and present and past students. You will benefit from their rich experiences, and guest lectures delivered by experts. Our course links corporate finance, accounting, and entrepreneurial financial management to prepare you for a world-class career. Modules are taught by world-class researchers and staff with rich industry experience, linking theory to practice.

Excellent Student Satisfaction. 100% of our MSc Finance and Accounting students on this course were satisfied with the quality of teaching and the academic support provided by our staff. (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 2022)

Career Progression/ Access to Industry. On completion of the MSc, you will have the ability to work as a Credit Controller, Finance Manager, Commercial Analyst, Management Consultant, Business Advisor, Investment Analyst, academic/ teaching and PhD study. You will have the opportunity to meet high-level consultants and visit institutions such as the London Stock Exchange and Barclays Bank Plc.

Flexible and Customised Course for those in Employment. Our part-time study route allows you to combine your study with full-time employment. You will have the opportunity to embed and relate the knowledge gained on the course to your work. (Home Applicants)

What happens on the course?

As a student on the MSc Finance and Accounting course, you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of learning and teaching methods to help you achieve the most on your studies.

This is a taught Master’s degree, where modules are taught in lecture, seminar, workshops, and tutorials format, where you will have the chance to discuss and apply concepts through complex and practical exercises as well as in-depth study. On many modules, sessions are delivered through class exercises, group work or presentation and practical case study discussions. Students will be assigned to personal tutors who will be readily available for guidance and advice on academic related matters or personal issues.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods throughout the MSc Finance and Accounting consist of formative and summative assessments. Formative coursework is are not assessed or graded. It is designed to enable you prepare for summative assessment which counts towards your final mark for the module as well as to the degree award. Assessment may include, examination, reports, group and individual work or presentations and written assignment or essay.  In addition to the assessed modules, you will have the opportunity to benefit from guest lectures to be delivered by experts and professionals with a wide range of experience.

We provide basic arithmetic support for students who require further assistance to help improve their mathematics skills.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The MSc Finance and Accounting equips graduates with analytical and quantitative skills required to excel in not only the finance industry, but many other business sectors also.


Upon completion of MSc Finance and Accounting you can take up jobs as finance professionals in banking, insurance, multinational corporations, NGOs, national and local governments, international financial institutions such as IMF, World Bank, IFC etc. For those who want to take up careers in academia, this MSc prepares you with the appropriate skills and provides students with the necessary building blocks to pursue further study at the MPhil or PhD level.



Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate and apply a variety of corporate & international finance and accounting theories in an organisational setting.
  2. Critically evaluate and appreciate the relevance of accounting information for business performance management.
  3. Explore a variety of funding sources for a range of organisations and how crafted public policies address the needs of small firms and entrepreneurs.
  4. Critically assess how the international economic environment affects businesses.
  5. Develop a range of inter-personal skills that are appropriate for the international workplace.
  6. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £11000 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £11550 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £11550 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £11836 per year 2024-25
Home Part-time £5500 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £5775 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £5775 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £5918 per year 2024-25
International Full-time £14450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £15450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £15450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £15950 per year 2024-25

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

A Undergraduate Honours Degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above.

A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer.

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £12,167 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.

Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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