SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

MSc Accounting and Finance (2022 entry)

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Select year of entry: 2022 2021

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Overview

Overview and entry requirements 

MSc Accounting and Finance is for recent graduates with first degrees in accounting, finance, accounting and finance, management, economics, sociology, political science and other social science subjects.

The programme is designed to provide a career entry opportunity for full-time students as well as a career development opportunity for accountants, auditors, practicing managers, business consultants and finance experts from various backgrounds, to enhance and develop their accounting and finance skills.

Recent financial crises induced by various accounting scandals necessitate the qualitative training of highly skilled accounting/finance experts for the sustainability of today’s modern business. The programme aims to balance theoretical analysis with practical application to develop a critical and questioning approach to the conceptual underpinnings of accounting and finance.

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Why study MSc Accounting and Finance at SOAS

We are 5th in UK for graduate employability (Guardian League Tables 2021). 

Students will gain the knowledge and skills required to meet the expectations/requirements of modern businesses in dealing with accounting/finance issues. The programme can also serve as a springboard into other careers e.g. management consultancy.

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This programme is accredited by CIMA – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants where you are eligible for the CIMA Masters Gateway – a fast track route for masters in accounting students where you enter CIMA at the Management Case Study bypassing eleven exams. Find out more about this entry route

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Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Entry requirements

  • We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.

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duration:
1 year full-time

Fees 2021/22

UK fees:
£13,720
Overseas fees:
£21,880

Fees for 2021/22 entrants. This is a Band 6 fee. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Postgraduate Tuition Fees page

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Structure

Structure

Students must take 180 credits. These are composed of 120 taught credits comprising core and optional modules and a 60 credit dissertation.

Not all optional modules are offered every year; please check your preferences with the Programme Convenor. Also note that where 15 credit modules are selected, these should be balanced between term 1 and term 2.

Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term
Dissertation in Accounting and Finance 15PFMC987 60 Full Year
Professional Integrity for the Accountancy and Finance Practitioner 15PFMC111 15 Term 1
Managerial Accounting 15PFMC088 15 Term 1
Risk management 15PFMC071 15 Term 1
Research methods in management 15PFMC062 15 Term 2
Financial Statement Analysis for Investors 15PFMC107 15 Term 2
Emerging Market Finance 15PFMC105 15 Term 2
Optional Elective Modules

Students should choose one 15 credit module from List A and one 15 credit module from List B.

List A
Module Code Credits Term
Financial Laws for International Managers 15PFMC058 15 Term 1
International Securities Regulation 15PFMC061 15 Term 1
Financial Modelling Techniques 15PFMC096 15 Term 1
Advanced Issues in Financial Reporting 15PFMC104 15 Term 1
List B
Module Code Credits Term
Corporate governance 15PFMC069 15 Term 2
International Corporate Finance 15PFMC070 15 Term 2
Entrepreneurial Finance 15PFMC106 15 Term 2

 

Programme Specification

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Masters programmes (with the exception of two-year full-time MAs) consist of 180 credits, made up of taught modules of 30 or 15 credits, taught over 10 or 20 weeks, and a dissertation of 60 credits. The programme structure shows which modules are compulsory and which optional.

Contact hours

As a rough guide, 1 credit equals approximately 10 hours of work. Most of this will be independent study such as reading and research, preparing coursework, revising for examinations and so on. Also included is class time, for example lectures, seminars and other classes. 

At SOAS, most postgraduate modules have a one-hour lecture and a one-hour seminar every week, but this does vary. More information can be found on individual module pages.

Find out more on our approaches to teaching and learning

Learning resources

SOAS Library is one of the world's most important academic libraries for the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, attracting scholars from all over the world. The Library houses over 1.2 million volumes, together with significant archival holdings, special collections and a growing network of electronic resources.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.

This is a Band 6 tuition fee.

Fees for 2021/22 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Fees go up each year, therefore, your tuition fee in your second & subsequent years of study will be higher. Our continuing students, on the same degree programme, are protected from annual increases higher than 5%.

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£13,720 £21,880 £6,860 £10,940 £4,570 £7,290

Scholarships
International Postgraduate Scholarship – East Asia

Application Deadline: 2021-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Europe

Application Deadline: 2021-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – India

Application Deadline: 2021-05-31 00:00

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Pakistan

Application Deadline: 2021-05-31 00:00

For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section

Employment

Employment

Graduates from the School of Finance and Management leave SOAS with a coherent and solid knowledge of management and finance, with skills in statistics and computing, critical reasoning and analytical thinking.

Recent Finance and Management graduates have been hired by:

  • Christian Aid
  • Dagong Global
  • Deloitte
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Elbus Group
  • Financial Times
  • FM Capital Partners
  • HM Treasury
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • Huaxia Bank, China
  • IDB (Islamic Development Bank)
  • Investec
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • KPMG
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Santander
  • UBS
  • University of Oxford
  • White & Case LLP
  • World Food Programme

Find out more at Careers Service 

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