Masters in Accounting

An accounting degree involves learning and understanding mathematical approaches in the finance and business sectors. You will develop your knowledge around the recording, measuring and analysis of financial information, as well as how to communicate this information to others. Your degree will equip you for a career in accounting, opening doors in a variety of industries.

About Accounting


At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Science (MSc), a Master of Arts (MA), a Master of Accounting (MAcc), or a Master of Research (MRes). Further study will award you with a research degree such as a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £16,750

Topics Covered


During a postgraduate degree, such as an MSc or an MA, you will build on the knowledge you gained at undergraduate level, developing an advanced understanding of accountancy. The modules you study will cover the more complex and specialist concepts of the subject. Modules and specialisms could include law for accounting, market economics, management accounting, business tax, international accounting, mergers and acquisitions, and personal taxation. Assessment methods might include written work, presentations, and a major research project.

Entry Requirements

For a postgraduate qualification, most universities will require you to have an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or a closely related subject.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • Degree Requirements - 2:1 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - Accounting, Finance, Accounting and Finance, Economics, Business