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MSc Accounting and Finance

Course Overview

BPP University’s MSc Accounting and Finance programme is MSc Accounting and Finance programme consists of 12 modules which will equip you with the knowledge and skills that are fundamental to a career in accounting and finance. Through elective choices from modules you can specialise in key areas of interest to you, and your specialist studies culminate in the third term when you will use your business research skills as part of a consultancy project module. You will also study Leadership for Finance Professionals – an innovative and distinctive module which will prepare you for entry into a supervisory or managerial role in an organisation.

Key Information

    Course Name:

    MSc Accounting and Finance

    Total Academic Credits:

    180 Credits

    Qualification Awarded:

    MSc Accounting and Finance

    Awarding Body:

    BPP University

    Professional Recognition:

    Yes - ACCA

    Academic Level:

    Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)

    Study Mode:

    Full time - Classroom


    1 year

    Tuition Fees:



    September, March

    Work placement:


    Course Location:

    London City and Manchester

Academic Entry Requirements

A degree (lower second class or higher) in any accounting or finance-related discipline; OR be a part-qualified associate of: ACCA holding exam passes or exemptions from Papers F1-F9/ ICAEW holding exemptions or exam passes from the Professional stage/CIMA holding exemptions or exam passes from the Managerial stage

English Entry Requirements

IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any subcomponent. If you obtain a score of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in any of the subcomponents you will have to attend In-Sessional Study Skills Support classes alongside the programme during the first term of studies at no additional cost; OR Evidence that you have been instructed and assessed predominantly in English for a significant part of your educational career

Assessment Methods

Combination of examination, coursework and a supervised independent business research project.

Progression Route

Professional career

Career Opportunities

Financial Accountant, Finance Director, Professional Accountant in private and public sectors.


Stage one – Compulsory

  • Governance, Risk and Control (15 credits)
  • Corporate Reporting (30 credits)
  • Leadership for Finance Professionals (15 credits)


Stage two – Compulsory

  • Business Analysis (15 credits)
  • Financial Management (30 credits)
  • Portfolio Management (15 credits)


Stage three – Compulsory

  • Business and Research Skills Consultancy (30 credits)

Stage three – Electives (Choose 30 credits)

  • Performance Management (15 credits)
  • Taxation (15 credits)
  • Audit and Assurance (15 credits)

Reasons for choosing this course

  • An integrated academic and professional learning programme of study conceived and structured to enable students to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue and sustain professional accounting careers in industry or practice.
  • The programme is aligned to the Professional Level syllabus of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). You can take ACCA professional level exams during, or after, the programme;
  • You can also apply for BPP’s Academic and Career Skills module, gaining valuable work experience for up to six months as part of your course.

Main learning outcomes

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the role and function of accounting and how its various disciplines interrelate and contribute to the effective management of organisations;
  • Develop a critical understanding of the key concepts within the main accounting disciplines to enable their real application at a professional level;
  • Develop an understanding of professional judgement and professional ethics, including the competence, confidence and maturity to apply it in the appropriate contexts;
  • Gain a comprehensive and systematic knowledge of the theories, models and techniques of accounting, including being able to critically evaluate their effectiveness in different situations;
  • Develop a range of skills and attitudes which facilitate effective transitions into the work environment, including an appreciation of the responsibility of accountants as leaders in organisations;
  • Become effective communicators of complex financial findings and reasoned recommendations.

Learning outcomes - Professional Development and Practice module

  • Access to over 90+ hours of professional development, workshops and events during your programme of study;
  • Opportunity to gain BPP Career Ready certificates as evidence of your skills and competence;
  • Up to 6 months work experience (subject to successful interview);
  • Personal coaching and professional guidance to help develop your employability skills and career plan;
  • Support to develop a professional Curriculum Vitae (CV) to enable you to search and apply for work placement interviews with employers.