University of Bristol

Social Sciences

MSc Accounting, Finance and Management


Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Second Floor, Union Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Accounting, Finance and Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This highly successful MSc programme is designed for students who want to put greater emphasis on finance, accounting and management topics in their graduate studies. The programme is academically rigorous and tailored to the needs of the current business environment.

In the first term you will develop key skills and a grounding in accounting, finance and management. This will prepare you for the more advanced units taught in the second term. The final part of the MSc is a dissertation. Throughout your studies you will learn and develop academic skills that will be relevant for future employment, such as analysis, synthesis and critical thinking.

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. Optional units can vary from year to year but may include:

  • Group 1 options:
    • Electronic Commerce
    • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
    • Industrial and Managerial Economics
    • Marketing Management
    • Operations Management
    • Project Management
    • Strategic Management
  • Group 2 options:
    • Accounting Theory, Scandals and Standards
    • Advanced Financial Reporting
    • Applied Empirical Accounting and Finance
    • Auditing and Assurance Services
    • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Group 3 options:
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Markets and Investment
    • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
    • International Finance
    • Introduction to Business and Economic Forecasting
    • Law and Economics

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


The final part of the MSc is a project-based dissertation of between 10,000 and 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 for a range of electronic and traditional sources.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS English language 6.5 overall, minimum 6.5 in all bands or equivalent

Facts & Figures

Out State Tuition (per year): 21,400 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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