Accounting and Finance MSc

Kingston University London

Accounting and Finance MSc

This course is ideal if you aspire to a career in financial management, accountancy or corporate treasury.  

The course has been developed in consultation with global finance professionals. You will study topics covering financial accounting, modelling and reporting, and the theories of finance and investment, and their use in decision-making.

The course includes a research project, in which you can study a chosen topic in depth.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This course is taught by research-active staff and provides cutting-edge knowledge regarding the latest developments in the accounting and finance sector.
  • This course gives you entry into the CIMA Master's Gateway. If you successfully complete the CIMA Gateway Exam, you will be granted exemptions that include subjects from the certificate level, operational and management level exams. The course also offers exemptions from the professional exams of the ACT.
  • You will gain practical experience, working on real-life cases and financial data platforms, such as Bloomberg, Fame and Data stream.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, and GCSE or equivalent at grade C/grade 4 or above in mathematics.

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall with no element below 6.0.

Career Prospects

This professional placement year is optional. It takes place after the full time year. It allows students to do a 12-month work placement as part of their course. The work placement is an assessed part of the course and is therefore covered by a Student Route visa.

Career opportunities after completing Accounting and Finance MSc

  • Comptroller.
  • Corporate controller.
  • Director of accounting.
  • Finance manager.
  • Treasurer.
  • Business controller.
  • Financial controller.


Course Details

This course is underpinned by the latest research and best practice. Modules have been developed to provide you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge of accounting, finance and research methods. Year 1 is made up of six core modules, one optional module and a research project. Year 2, the Professional Placement Year, is optional and offers a full year of work experience.

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Year 1

Core Modules:
Auditing and Control
Market-based Accounting
Management Accounting
Financial Modelling and Research Methods
Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis
Financial Accounting and Financial Management

Optional Modules:
International Money and Finance
Financial Reporting

Research Project:
Research Project

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