Everything you need to know...
- 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.
Sheffield Business School accreditation
Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.
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How you learn
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.
International students who are ACCA passed finalists or qualified accountants can convert their ACCA qualifications to a UK masters on our MSc Accounting and Finance ACCA Fast Track Route.
You learn through
- problem solving
- individual and group research projects
- self-directed learning
Course leaders and tutors
Ifedapo Francis Awolowo, Lecturer in Financial and Management Accounting.
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.
This course prepares you for a career as an
- financial controller
- finance or accounting manager
- financial journalist
- researcher or educator
- PhD study
- financial analyst
- financial consultant
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Chinatrust Commercial Bank
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 is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course, you work with
- Bloomberg software
- Microsoft Office Specialist Software
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
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
|Module: Corporate Finance||Credits: 15||
|Module: Corporate Governance And Ethics||Credits: 15||
|Module: International Corporate Reporting||Credits: 15||
|Module: Statistics And Data Modelling||Credits: 15||
|Module: Dissertation Or Applied Business Project||Credits: 60||
|Module: Financial Analysis||Credits: 15||
|Module: Forensic Accounting||Credits: 15||
|Module: International Auditing And Assurance||Credits: 15||
|Module: Strategic Management Accounting For Performance Enhancement||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £9,620 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.
† 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.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
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, 219.7KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.