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Wolverhampton Business School

Finance and Accounting

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

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.

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  • Start Date(s) 26 October 2020, 19 October 2020, 15 February 2021
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (12 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus, University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

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. 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 happens on the course?

Learning and teaching methods:

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 in your studies. Modules are taught in lecture, seminar, workshop, and tutorial 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:

Assessment methods consist of formative and summative assessments. Formative coursework is not assessed or graded. It is designed to enable you to 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

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

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

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

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £10650 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £5325 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21

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.

2019 Entry

A first or second class undergraduate honours degree 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 (UK or EU national):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,222 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 gov.uk or here

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

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught 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.


Self-funded:

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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