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Year of Entry 2020/21
MSc

Accounting and Finance (Fast track)


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What is the fee? Home/EU: £4,675 for the course
International: £7,150 for the course
How long will I study? 8 Months
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? January 2021

Course summary

  • Study contemporary national and global developments in systems, regulations and general practices of accounting and finance.
  • Develop transferable intellectual and professional skills relevant to current national and international business.
  • Undertake real-world learning and gain immediate value to your present or future employers.

Meeting the growing demand for masters level professionals in finance and accounting, this course is suitable if you are from a general finance background and wish to gain specialist knowledge in accounting and finance, or if you have an accounting background and would like to enhance your skills.

How you learn

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You study current literature, international accounting standards, worldwide events and companies’ financial accounts, learning how real organisations operate and the accounting and financial strategies and decisions they implement. The course is respected for its innovative practice-based teaching and the development of applied knowledge and skills within the modern financial business environment.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • coursework
  • problem-solving tasks
  • individual and group research projects
  • reports
  • presentations
  • workshops
  • self-directed learning
  • assessment

Applied learning

Networking opportunities

With its international focus, the course provides you with opportunities to engage with different cultures and network with your fellow students from across the globe, while learning the knowledge you need to gain management positions.

Many of the tutors are from industry and are well connected with professional accountancy bodies, including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Association of Corporate Treasurers. This ensures you are at the cutting edge of applied professional knowledge.

Guest lectures from visiting academics and practitioners from commercial and non-profit making organisations will provide further opportunities to enhance your understanding and encourage you to make contact with employers.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • accountant
  • financial controller
  • finance or accounting manager
  • consultant
  • financial journalist
  • researcher or educator
  • PhD study
  • financial analyst
  • financial consultant

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • HSBC
  • Chinatrust Commercial Bank
  • KPMG

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

You must be a ACCA passed finalist or a qualified accountant. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English.

If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English qualification.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dissertation Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Analysis Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Methods Of Enquiry: Research And Consultancy In Finance Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £4,675 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £7,150 for the course.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Accounting, banking and finance courses (PDF)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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