MSC accounting and finance

This professionally accredited course will equip you with a well-developed understanding of contemporary accounting issues, techniques and practices. You will explore the theoretical principles of accounting theory and the issues and challenges faced by companies when applying them in modern day business.

Your course has six core modules and you will select one option module in semester two. You could choose to study forensic accounting, investment fund management or financial decision analysis alongside your core modules.

The course is open to anyone interested in professional accounting who would like to gain professional accounting exam exemptions and/or a masters qualification. You will have some experience of accounting and finance, either at an undergraduate level or through work experience of accounting, business or management. On completion of this course, you will be able to apply for the following exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA): Accountant in Business, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting and Corporate and Business Law. You will also be eligible to apply for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Gateway examination.

The course offers you the opportunity to study in the heart of Leeds, one of the UK's largest financial centres outside London. It is designed with both a theoretical and practical focus and therefore will equip you with both the intellectual and professional transferable skills that employers are looking for.

We place great emphasis on delivering quality teaching which incorporates a variety of teaching and assessment methods. Your course tutors combine academic expertise with extensive practical and professional experience which will allow you to demonstrate how your learning can be applied to current or future working life. The course is truly international both in terms of content and also the student mix and offers a real opportunity for learning in a multicultural environment, which will help you develop essential skills that are necessary to be successful in the global employment market.

Why study accounting and finance at Leeds Beckett University


  • Professional accreditations
  • Part-time study available
  • Real-life projects
  • Access to a wide range of university facilities and resources
  • Opportunities to obtain insight through Leeds Business School guest lecture

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We were awarded silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflecting our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

As well as learning from expert tutors, you’ll be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support. Our subject-specific librarians will also direct you to the specialist learning and study-skills resources that will underpin your studies.

What you'll learn:

  • Management Accounting Information Management
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Critical Perspectives in Accounting & Finance
  • Corporate Governance, Risk & Ethics
  • Corporate Finance

Optional modules:

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Financial Decision Analysis
  • Dissertation or Live Commercial Project
  • Investment & Fund Management

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