Accounting and Finance
Most people probably think that research in accounting and finance is "all about numbers", but that really couldn't be further from the truth! Indeed, there is much more to accounting and finance research. This course allows students the opportunity to study the advanced aspects of accounting or finance with staff that have a sound knowledge of the technical aspects of their subjects.
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Why study MSc Accounting and Finance at Dundee?
At Dundee we aim to help you develop a better understanding of accounting and finance practices, skills and techniques needed for a variety of exciting careers. A major part of modern finance study involves examining the way in which large corporations use their funds to generate income and wealth in the future in an increasingly globalised accounting and reporting environment. Throughout your studies, we want you to understand the power and limitations of accountancy and financial techniques and how they can help society to function.
The programme emphasises the role played by capital markets both in the UK and overseas in this wealth creation process and highlights their importance in the global economy.
What's so good about MSc Accounting and Finance at Dundee?
Our staff are committed to providing a stimulating, supportive and friendly environment for our students. This commitment was recognised by the latest National Student Survey (2011) in which 94% of accountancy students said they thought staff were good at explaining things.
Students studying accounting and finance are taught by staff who have either practical experience working in this sector or who have gained insights into financial and accounting practices through research of analysts, company directors and market traders. These insights from practice help inform the teaching of accounting and finance at Dundee.
Introduction to the School of Business
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Who should study this course?
Overall, this programme is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in Accounting and/or Finance but who want to study the subject in greater depth.
Teaching & Assessment
The start date is September each year, and lasts for 12 months.
How you will be taught
Our degrees are taught using a variety of methods including:
- and hands-on computer labs.
What you will study
This programme involves seven months of taught modules including Research Methods, Quantitative Methods, Contemporary Accounting Issues and Corporate Governance. These modules are designed to give students the platform to progress from a diploma to a masters via a dissertation.
The programme is also suitable for those who wish to proceed to a PhD in Accounting and Finance. The programme does not offer exemptions from professional accounting examinations.
How you will be assessed
You will be assessed by a combination coursework, examinations and dissertation.
Our master's degrees provide an education emphasising analytical, decision-making and communication skills. These skills are needed in organisations of all types and sizes – both in the UK and internationally.
Your career is important to us and the practical relevance of our degrees is kept under careful review. We liaise with employers and the university careers service to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of the graduate employment market.
Our graduates are to be found working all over the world in a variety of interesting and challenging jobs. Many are employed by large multi-national firms or with smaller firms in the UK including manufacturing companies and financial institutions – some as managers in specialist positions and some as accountants; some operate in the public sector, while others are running their own businesses.
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EU and International students visit our EU and International webpages for entry requirements tailored to your home country.
A relevant degree in accounting and/or finance.
English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent), if your first language is not English. Please check our Language Requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English Language courses.
English Language Pre-Sessional Programmes
We offer Pre-Sessional programmes throughout the year and Foundation Programme(s) for both undergraduate and postgraduate students which start at the beginning of the academic year. These programmes are all designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme. Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer.
The 30 week (one Academic Year) Foundation Programme(s) allow applicants who have not met our typical academic entry requirements, and require additional English Language support by up to 1.0 IELTS, to gain the necessary qualifications to enter the University of Dundee degree programmes in the following year.
The 24 week Pre-Sessional programme (March – August) provides additional English Language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English Language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS and the 10 week Pre-Sessional programme (June – August) (October – December) provides specialist English Language tuition for students who are 0.5 IELTS below the requirement for their degree programme.
Fees and Funding
Sources of Funding
Information about the School of Business scholarships can be found on the School of Business scholarships webpage.
Other sources of funding for postgraduate students can be found on our Scholarships webpage.
- Dundee is ranked as one of the most affordable places for students to live in the UK, and the cost of living is around 15% cheaper than the UK average.
- Increasing numbers of students are successfully undertaking part-time work to supplement their income. You can get advice from our Careers Service, both about job opportunities and how to find a suitable study/work/life balance. EU and international students are also allowed to work up to 20 hours per week.
- As a student in Scotland, you have free access to the National Health Service. Visits to doctors and hospitals, as well as prescriptions, sight tests and dental checkups, are available free of charge.
How to Apply
Apply online via UKPASS
You must read the information regarding how to upload relevant documents to UKPASS before proceeding with your application.
Dr Gwen Hannah
School of Business
University of Dundee
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