MSc in Accounting and Finance

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About the course

Our MSc programme is designed to develop an understanding of accounting and finance in global organisations and to provide you with important training for careers in the accounting and financial sectors.

A distinctive feature of the programme is that it is designed for graduates from any discipline with a strong interest in the foundations of accounting and finance who wish to acquire analytical skills, both numerical and discursive, to pursue a career in the financial sector. You do not need to have studied in this discipline, but we recommend that students have a basic knowledge and understanding of accounting and/or business studies to make the most of this programme.

The programme also caters for those who seek a general career in business or public service but who want to know more about how the accounting and finance sector operates and how it influences stakeholders, including managers, providers of finance and government.

Key Facts

Tuition Fees

UK/EU: £8,100 full-time

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK will be introduced for the 2016/17 academic year. They will provide up to £10,000 a year for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

Overseas: £15,100 full-time

More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements


The programme is designed for graduates from any discipline with a strong interest in the foundations of accounting and finance. However, we do recommend that you have a basic knowledge and understanding of this area of business studies.

You will have a good honours degree or equivalent, one academic reference and a good command of English.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Study information

You will study subjects such as:

  • earnings management and corporate governance
  • empirical asset pricing and market efficiency
  • insider trading
  • financial markets
  • decision making in accounting and finance
  • auditing and taxation
  • public sector accounting

As with many of our programmes, you will also study professional skills and ethics, research methods and undertake a dissertation.

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

The programme provides training for careers in the accounting and financial sectors.

Careers support is available from the Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success which is the central point of contact for connecting students and business.

Bringing together employability activities from across Hull University Business School, it offers support such as mentoring, CV writing workshops, and help with working with business through a year in industry or short-term internships and projects.