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Master in Finance and Accounting (MSc) - Brunel University
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Master in Finance and Accounting (MSc) - Brunel University

Brunel University London
On campus
 4408 Points
1 Year
Apply date
Jul 2024
Start date
Sep 2024

International Scholarships for September 2024 (Brunel)

Brunel University London offers scholarships for this postgraduate program. Apply through Brive until 31st July.

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Program Description

The master in Finance and Accounting (MSc) gives graduates interested in pursuing careers in financial management or accountancy the opportunity to develop their knowledge of accounting and finance at international levels.

Along with sharpening your quantitative and problem-solving skills, you’ll study the theory of finance, corporate governance, valuation, international accounting standards, risk assessment, and financial statement analysis.

Importantly in the master in Finance and Accounting (MSc), you’ll develop your ability to interpret complex financial and numerical data and critically evaluate and deliver midterm and long-term strategic solutions.

Throughout the master in Finance and Accounting (MSc), you’ll have access to a variety of professional databases used in business and finance including Datastream, Bloomberg, Fitch, Osiris, Reuters 3000 Xtra, and Thomson One Banker.

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Course Content

Work for your finance and accounting postgraduate degree consists of compulsory and optional modules and a dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice.

Students should complete four modules per term, excluding the dissertation. All students take a one-week introductory course in mathematics and statistics.


Teaching and Learning

The staff have national and international reputations for their research, publications and applied work. This means that your education will be innovative, inspiring and cover the most up-to-date industry knowledge.

Your course will consist of lectures, seminars, directed independent study, workshops and oral presentations.

Dissertation research will give you the opportunity to integrate your knowledge of important themes, frameworks and research findings in finance and accounting obtained via lectures, seminars, and workshops

You’ll also have access to industry-standard data and software programmes used in research methods.



Financial Theory

This module is designed to provide students with a thorough knowledge of financial theory through the study of the interaction between firms, individuals and the macroeconomy. The module provides an opportunity for students to develop an understanding of capital markets through the study of portfolio theory, equilibrium asset pricing models and efficient market theory.

Financial Reporting in Capital Markets

This module aims to develop a framework for understanding and mapping between underlying economic events in the capital market and the information provided by financial statements, to develop knowledge and concept of how the mapping between financial statements and economic events affects the position and activities of firms in capital market, and to develop critical thinking of ongoing controversies and debates related to financial reporting.

International Accounting Standards and Policy

This module aims to illustrate the key aspects of international financial reporting standards which are important to investors, and to introduce financial statement analysis and research on the accounting information in financial markets.

Investment Valuation Models

This module aims to analyse how financial market information (corporate-, country-specific and global information) can be used to estimate the value of different investments, to cover a range of different models that are available to an analyst performing investment valuation while presenting the common elements in these models, and to provide a framework that can be used to pick the right model for any valuation scenario.

Company Valuation

This module aims to discuss the fundamental approach of company valuation, to apply the fundamental analysis to different contexts such as security valuation and credit risk, and to examine the limitations of corporate financial statements in the context of company valuation.


The objective of the dissertation is to bring to bear the techniques and perspectives covered in the taught part of the course upon a specific issue of interest. The dissertation should provide an independent and critical appraisal of an issue, normally (although not always) involving an empirical analysis of the topic being investigated.

Quantitative Methods for Business Finance

This module provides an introduction to statistical techniques needed in the study of business and finance. The materials and explanations that will be presented will be are suitable for an introductory course on quantitative methods or statistics. The module assumes no previous knowledge of econometrics and is designed to give a thorough understanding of core econometrics.

Jobs - Careers

You'll find the graduates working in:

  • prestigious accountancy
  • financial services firms across the world, including PwC, Deloitte, EY and BDO

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