MSc Accounting and Finance

Year of Entry 2025/26
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MSc

Accounting and Finance

This course offers a specialist understanding of accounting and finance and is suitable if you have a general finance or accounting background.

Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £10,620 for the course
    International/EU: £17,725 for the course

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    12 Months

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2025
    January 2026


Course summary

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

The course meets the growing demand for masters level professionals in finance and accounting. It 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 extend and update your knowledge and skills.

Accredited by
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

ACCA has granted the following exemptions from their examinations to students graduating from this course
• F1 accountant in business
• F2 management accounting
• F3 financial accounting
• F4 corporate and business law



Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and has been awarded the Business School Impact System label by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

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How you learn

Watch course leader Dr Francis Awolowo talk about the MSc Accounting and Finance course.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This course is respected for its innovative practice-based teaching and the development of applied knowledge and skills within the modern financial business environment.

By studying updated literature, international accounting standards, worldwide events and companies financial accounts, you learn how real organisations operate and the accounting and financial strategies and decisions they implement.

You learn through

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

This course is delivered face-to-face over three semesters - teaching is scheduled based on the length of your course and the academic calendar.

Course leaders and tutors

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Ifedapo Francis Awolowo
Senior Lecturer in Financial and Management Accounting/ ASPIRE Project Lead

Ifedapo Francis Awolowo

Applied learning

Networking opportunities

Students on this course are typically from all corners of the globe, providing you with opportunities to engage with different cultures and network 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, researching professional knowledge, developing professional syllabi and designing professional assessments. This ensures you are at the cutting edge of applied professional knowledge, while also developing your critical reflexivity, questioning established knowledge and imagining alternatives.

The team delivering the course also has strong links with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Association of Corporate Treasurers.

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 an

  • 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
  • Self-employment

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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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Equipment and facilities

On this course, you work with

  • Bloomberg software 
  • FAME 
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Software 

Entry requirements

All students

Normally one of the following in a relevant subject*

• a good honours degree

• a recognised postgraduate qualification

• an equivalent recognised professional qualification

* Relevant subjects include • accounting • banking • economics • finance • financial services.

If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. 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, 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.

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


Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Modules

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Corporate Finance
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Corporate Governance And Ethics
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Dissertation Or Applied Business Project
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Financial Analysis
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Forensic Accounting
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Auditing And Assurance
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Corporate Reporting
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Statistics And Data Modelling
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(60%) , Practical(40%)
Strategic Management Accounting For Performance Enhancement
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2025/26 is £10,620 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2025/26 is £17,725 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, 326.4KB)

Legal information

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

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

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Teaching

We are Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the outstanding quality of our teaching and student outcomes

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Excellence

Graduate from Sheffield Business School – rated in the top 6% globally for excellence in teaching and research

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