Accounting & Finance MSc

School of Business

Study the role of accounting and finance practices in the modern global economy

Start date

January 2022


12 months

Study mode

Full Time


Dundee City Campus

The degree explores the links between different aspects of accounting, finance, management and strategy e.g. International financial accounting and reporting, corporate finance, corporate governance, international finance, risk management and management and strategy.

It will give you an international perspective of the theory and practice of accounting and finance. It focuses on accounting standards and the impact of leading standard-setting authorities, as well as international capital markets and topical issues in finance.

It will expose you to contemporary debates and demonstrate how to apply theory to real-world issues in accounting, finance, management and strategy. It will also demonstrate the challenges involved in applying these theories.

The degree offers ACCA exemptions from papers F1-F4 (the papers have been renamed as Applied Knowledge AB, Applied Knowledge MA, Applied Knowledge FA and Applied Skills LW).

You can also contact the course director, Professor Bill Russell, via Skype to discuss the course.

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“Dundee is a city campus and the staff are extremely helpful. There are plenty of academic and non-academic resources (such as the Institute of Sport and Exercise by UoD) available. It has one of the best student unions in the UK because they organize a lot of events for the students throughout the year.”

Benji Lee, Accounting & Finance student

Econometrics for Finance

Running across all the MSc Finance degrees, this module provides you with an intuitive grasp of the theoretical concepts and basic skills required to estimate and interpret economic models, with a strong focus on statistical analysis. An important part of teaching on all our Finance Master’s degrees and an area that employers very much expect graduates to have covered. We look at modern tools and knowledge in our teaching. Areas that are of relevance to modern investment houses, modern investment analysis and modern banking systems.

Research methods

Take a step back and look at the research process in this key module studied on all Finance degrees. What is research, why are we doing it, how do we create knowledge. This module is vital to assist in your dissertation. It also helps your career development, essential if you want to pursue an academic career, equally important if you want to work in the finance sector so you can properly analyse and report back to your firm, supporting decision making.

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“I am honoured to be awarded the Global Excellence scholarship. It has been a blessing to me and my family. Also, a huge thanks to the university of Dundee for this wonderful opportunity.”

Sughter Gege

Course structure

We offer you the opportunity to study our MSc Accounting and Finance, or MSc Accounting and Finance combined with another business topic. Our degrees are flexible, and this gives you the chance to focus on a specific area that interests you. It also shows future employers where your specific interests and skills are. There are three Accounting and Finance degree options for you to choose from, we refer to these as specialist pathways. The option you choose to study is what will be printed on your graduating certificate.

All the MSc Accounting and Finance degrees are made up of core modules (ones you must study) and a range of optional modules. Each module is worth 20 credits (except the dissertation which is worth 60) so in total you study six modules and a dissertation module, making a total of 180 credits.


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THE Awards 2021

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