University of Huddersfield

Accounting and Finance (Professional Practice) MSc

This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering an additional 6 month placement opportunity, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree within a UK environment after completing the 12 month taught programme.

Whether you’re planning a career with a major accountancy firm in the UK or internationally, this course helps prepare you by developing your critical understanding of the internationalisation of accounting and specific aspects of corporate finance. The course will provide you with key insights, with an emphasis on critical evaluation of financial regulation and transparency.

The programme is supported with our new state-of-the-art Trading Room which is equipped with professional software, providing up-to-date market data and financial analysis tools giving students a feel for how to deal responsibly with financial and economic market data. The Trading Room provides simulation of what it is like to work in the financial industry and provide experience of a real life financial markets environment, thus enhancing your experience and employability.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent qualification, in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business and Management or a Quantitative Science
  • Applicants with other appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Career Prospects

This course offers you the chance to undertake a 6 month placement at the end of the taught element. A placement can help you build on the knowledge and skills developed on the course.

The placement is a valuable tool that can enhance your employability and help you to develop as an individual. It is acknowledged that graduates with work experience are generally much more attractive to employers.

Our Employability and Placements Office are available to support you in finding placement opportunities and can provide advice in areas such as interview skills and preparing CVs and covering letters.

Course Details

You'll study the following modules


Year 1

Core modules:

Principles of Finance
Management Accounting
Financial Reporting and Company Performance
Corporate Finance
Corporate Governance
Contemporary Issues in Accounting and CSR
The Global Professional
Option modules may include:

Supply Chain Planning and Control
Strategic Management
The Circular Economy and Responsible Resource Management
Productivity Improvement
Management Science Modelling
Investment and Portfolio Management
International Finance
The Curious Mindset
Leading Managing and Developing People
Reward Management
Humanitarian Challenges
Ageing Societies
Society, Culture and Philosophy
Strategic Management

Final Project-

Research Route
Research Methods
Individual Research Project

Consultancy Route
Consultancy Skills
Group Consultancy Project

New Venture Creation
Launch a venture
New Venture Creation

Professional practice

MSc Professional Practice Placement

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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