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International Finance and Accounting MSc

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Distance learning available


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1 year (full-time)

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Lead companies to economic success with our International Finance and Accounting MSc.

Build critical skills in finance, business, and accounting with our International Finance and Accounting MSc. You’ll cover topics like:

  • ethical leadership
  • international finance
  • international strategy
  • investment decision making
  • management accounting
  • financial accounting
  • international economics.

You can study our International Finance and Accounting master’s regardless of your degree background.

Hands-on learning

You can attend guest lectures and career fairs to increase your skills and contacts.

Specialist teaching and support

You will learn from research-active experts, including the former Chief Economist at Lloyds TSB.

Our academic team prioritise your wellbeing. Our student, Aikaterini, tells us they were “always encouraged and fully supported”.

Work placements: build professional experience

You can undertake an industry placement to enhance your management skills and employability.

A diverse community

You’ll learn with an international community, providing diverse perspectives and an unrivalled network. 

Sendem Badam

Course Lead - MSc International Finance and Accounting

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Course content


The degree is designed to provide you with the knowledge of international business with a core focus on finance and accounting.

You will learn to understand and apply both financial and management accounting techniques in a business context, and acquire a critical understanding of methods required to undertake practical research in the areas of finance and accounting.

You'll be given the opportunity to illustrate your acquired knowledge in organisations during a work placement. This will build on your understanding of finance and accounting within a practical environment.

Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.

Entry requirements

You are expected to have at least a second class honours degree from a UK or overseas university (or equivalent).


Previous degree

Additional requirement information

You are not required to have completed a degree in finance or accounting to apply for this degree; prospective students from any academic discipline are welcome to apply.

We have put in place a core module for those who come from a non-related academic background. This module will support you in the transition to pursuing a degree in International Finance and Accounting.

Mature students with relevant managerial experience who may lack the required education qualifications can still apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

International Requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section.

We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.

Further Information

For more information about entry requirements please email

Fees & funding

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Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.

For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage

Alumni discount

A 20% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.


You can check on the UK government website to see if you may be eligible for a loan of up to £12,167 to help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate programme.

Home and international students may also be eligible for external sources of funding. International students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.

For more information, please look at our postgraduate funding page.

How the degree is taught

Assessment methods

Individual modules are assessed separately and will contribute towards your final Master's degree mark.

Assessments will take the form of both individual and group work. This may include reports, exams, time-constrained coursework, oral presentations and consultancy projects. 

Career opportunities

With our International Finance and Accounting MSc, you will develop essential transferrable skills, such as teamwork, critical thinking, and attention-to-detail.

Contact our Career Services at for further information on jobs and postgraduate opportunities.

Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of International Finance and Accounting MSc include:


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