Accounting and Finance MSc - 2017/8
University of Surrey
University of Surrey
FHEQ Level 7
Final award and programme/pathway title
MSc Accounting and Finance
|PGDip||Accounting and Finance|
|PGCert||Accounting and Finance|
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Modes of study
|Route code||Credits and ECTS Credits|
|Full-time||PKA61083||180 credits and 90 ECTS credits|
QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)
Business and Management (Master)
Other internal and / or external reference points
Faculty and Department / School
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School
ZDUNCZYK KA Dr (SBS)
Date of production/revision of spec
Educational aims of the programme
The programme aims to provide a high quality education that is intellectually rigorous and up-to-date, as well as relevant to the needs of future accounting and finance professionals in the financial sector or any other large corporations and the academia. It provides a theoretical framework and practical skills that accounting and finance professionals working in banks and financial corporations need in order to cope with an increasingly complex and global financial environment.
The optional modules aim to offer students a broader perspective on the subject matter and allow them to specialise in areas that are of particular interest to them.
It also provides a valuable foundation for those considering continuing their academic studies in the field of applied finance and accounting leading to a PhD level.
The programme provides the students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development.
The compulsory modules aim to provide not only a rigorous treatment of the relevant theory, but also the quantitative techniques necessary to understand the literature and undertake empirical investigations in the areas of accounting and finance.
Programme learning outcomes
|A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to area of Accounting and Finance.||K||MSc|
|A high level theoretical and applied knowledge of finance and accounting practice.||K||MSc|
|An understanding of the research process.||K||MSc|
|Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied.||C||MSc|
|Conduct Accounting and Finance-oriented research using appropriate research design and methodology (not required for PG Certificate), to collect and analyse data, to interpret findings and communicate results efficiently.||C||MSc|
|An ability to independently evaluate critical approaches and techniques relevant to financial sector.||P||MSc|
|An ability to independently evaluate business/financial reports and relevant information with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies.||P||MSc|
|An ability to demonstrate competence in a range of skills that are relevant to the needs of future financial professionals, irrespective of their sector of operation, especially in financial sector; critical thinking, analysis and synthesis (not required for PG Certificate); using computer software for financial calculation (not required for PG Certificate); reasoning; problem solving; independent research; (not required for PG Certificate); presentation; report writing (not required for PG Certificate).||T||MSc|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.
Programme Adjustments (if applicable)
Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7
Choose 2 out of 6 modules
Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity
|Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics||N|
|Professional Training Year (PTY)||N|
|Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY)||N|
|Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme)||N|
|ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P)||N|
|Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme)||N|
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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.