MSc Accounting and Finance

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Introduction to our MSc Accounting and Finance

Develop your financial skills and know-how with our comprehensive Masters degree in Accounting and Finance. Take your career to the next level.

Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.

If you want lucrative, wide-ranging opportunities that challenge you, you’re driven and want to understand global financial markets, our Masters has the right balance of everything you need to succeed in the ever-changing, innovative world of accounting and finance.

Here at ARU, through dynamic, active learning-based seminars that underpin your learning experience and encourage collaborative ways of working, we'll help you understand the complexity of the industry while sharing the most up-to-date practices to develop your skill set.

You’ll also get instant access to our Bloomberg Financial Market Lab, where you can learn the trade in a safe, supportive space.

There’s the option to study with us for two years, and gain valuable experience in Year 2, with a choice of professional experience modules.

Course options

Course options

Full-time course duration: 12 months (September starts), 15 months (January starts).

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Course features

As an MSc Accounting and Finance student you'll benefit from:

  • access to our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab to put your knowledge into practice in a fully simulated and safe environment
  • niche international content that reaches beyond ACCA
  • the chance to build your professional network
  • the option to gain valuable experience with an industry placement
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Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


What can you do with an Accounting and Finance Masters degree?

Studying MSc Accounting and Finance can open many doors, in the UK and internationally.

Whether you’re interested in the more analytical side of finance, or you’re considering a new path in forensic accounting, there’s a wealth of opportunities available for postgraduates.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU, such as our Business PhD - School of Economics, Finance and Law. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

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