Accounting & Finance MSc

  • For Entry: September
  • UCAS Code: P040211
  • Duration: 12 months
  • College: Arts and Social Sciences
  • School: Business

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.

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.

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.

Related Courses

This course is taught by Accounting & Finance staff in the School of Business.

The start date is September each year, and lasts for 12 months.

Our degrees are taught using a variety of methods including:

  • lectures,
  • seminars,
  • workshops,
  • tutorials,
  • projects
  • and hands-on computer labs.

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.

You will be assessed by a combination of 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.

Year of Entry: 2015

Entry Requirements: 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 English language requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English language courses.

EU and International students visit our EU and International webpages for entry requirements tailored to your home country.

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.

There have been many changes to the arrangements for funding students entering higher education in recent years, yet a degree from the University of Dundee, with its high rate of employment success, remains a cost-effective option.

The fees you pay will, in most cases, depend on your current country of residence.

The fee shown is annual, and may be subject to an increase each year.

Fee categoryFees for students starting September 2015
Scottish students Fee to be confirmed for 2015/16.
Rest of UK students Fee to be confirmed for 2015/16.
EU students Fee to be confirmed for 2015/16.
Overseas students (non-EU) £12,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants.

Please read the Postgraduate "How to Apply" section for information on how to upload relevant documents to UKPASS before proceeding with your application.

Apply online via UKPASS