MSc in Accounting and Finance

Entry requirements

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

Type of degree

2:1 or above

(or its international equivalent) undergraduate degree. Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

Such subjects include engineering, mathematics, economics and physics. We may consider other subjects if they have enough quantitative content.

If you are a UK student and completed your undergraduate degree abroad, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

European and international students

Contact us for more information about our entry requirements for your country, application help and funding details.

English language

If English is not your first language, you will need to pass an English language test.

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

More information can be found on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

We’re now accepting more tests for 2021 entry. Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Read about these courses on the Academic Skills Centre website.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offer

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our entry requirements.