MSc in Accounting and Finance

Content and structure

You can contact us by email or telephone. For information about the MSc in Accounting and Finance, email mscaf@management.bath.ac.uk or call 01225 383757

If you are calling from outside of the UK, call +44 1225 383757

Course timeline

  • 23 September 2019
    - 29 September 2019

    Induction

  • 30 September 2019
    - 13 December 2019

    Semester one

  • 3 February 2020
    - 3 April 2020

    Semester two

  • June 2020
    - September 2020

    Dissertation / Practice Track

  • December 2020

    Graduation

Please note that units and course information below refers to the 2018/19 academic year. 2019/20 content is likely to be similar but is subject to change.

Semester one: taught units

Semester two: taught units

Compulsory units

You will take these units

Optional units

You will select one of these units:


Summer: Dissertation or Practice Track

You will finish the course by choosing one of these two options:

Dissertation Track

You will produce a unique piece of research using techniques learned throughout the year.

Read more about the dissertation.

Practice Track

You will work with one of our partner organisations to solve a real business challenge. In teams, you will apply what you have learned and present your work to the company.

Read more about the Practice Track.

Read a student's experience of the Practice Track.

Detailed course information

You can find full course information for the 2018/19 academic year on the University’s programme and unit catalogue.

Teaching and learning

You’ll learn from academics who are experts in the fields of accounting and finance. Your learning experience will be enriched by the research activities and collaborations of academic staff.

We will also offer a wide range of opportunities for personal development. These will be delivered by specialists in our Careers Service, Academic Skills Centre and Library, or in partnership with the Students’ Union.

All units are taught on campus.

You will experience a variety of teaching methods including:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • project work
  • presentations

Methods of assessment

Units are assessed by a combination of formal examinations and coursework.

Additional costs

As well as the cost of books, you will also need to cover the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You should budget at least £100 for this.

Some courses involve visits away from the University campus, and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence for such trips.

This course is regulated by the Office for Students.