This highly successful MSc programme is designed for students who want to put greater emphasis on accounting, finance and management topics in their graduate studies. This interdisciplinary programme is suitable for students with any degree who have some quantitative training (such as mathematics, engineering, computing, and business studies). You will learn from academics with an international reputation for research in the fields of accounting, finance and management, and this programme is academically rigorous and tailored to the needs of the current business environment.

In the first term, you will develop key skills and a grounding in accounting, finance and management. This will prepare you for the more advanced units taught in the second term. You will study three core units and then be able to choose one optional unit from each of the key subject areas of accounting, finance and management and one additional optional unit from the research method section.

The final part of the MSc is a project-based dissertation of between 10,000 and 15,000 words. Options for dissertation subject areas are provided and you will be able to choose from a set of dissertation topics in these broader areas. Many of the dissertations are literature-based and you are expected to acquire and use literature search skills with a range of electronic and traditional sources.

Programme structure

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Accounting, Finance and Management.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Computing (Including Computer Science, Data Science etc). Bachelor of Commerce may be accepted if specialising in Accounting, Finance and/or Banking. OR If your degree subject is not listed above, you must have evidence of an upper second class honours degree which includes three units of mathematics (see Maths qualification requirements) with 60% or above in each unit. For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies.

We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

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If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level G.

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

If your degree subject is not listed in the main entry requirements, you must have evidence of an upper second class honours degree which includes three units of mathematics with 60% or above (or international equivalent) in each unit. Examples of acceptable units include:

  • Advanced Maths (introductory maths does not count towards maths unit requirements)
  • Algebra
  • Auditing
  • Banking
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Statistics
  • Calculus
  • Computer Science (incl programming/algorithms)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Cost Accounting/Management/Analysis
  • Data Mining/Data Science/ Data Analytics
  • Decision Analysis and Simulation
  • Derivatives
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Maths
  • Financial Modelling
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Finance/Accounting
  • Game Theory
  • Intermediate Accounting/Finance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Macroeconomics
  • Maths
  • Microeconomics
  • Portfolio Management
  • Principles of Accounting/Finance
  • Probability
  • Pure Maths
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Statistics/Statistical Methods/Statistical Analysis
  • Taxation

Fees and funding

UK: full-time
£16,400 per year
Overseas: full-time
£34,000 per year

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

Alumni discount

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.

Funding for 2024/25

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Career prospects

Throughout your studies you will learn and develop academic skills that will be relevant for employment, such as analysis, synthesis and critical thinking. Some students have gone on to more specialised studies, while others have progressed to employment.

Graduates of this programme go on to work for major companies such as Deloitte LLP, PwC, EY and JP Morgan and Chase, working in auditing, analysis, accounting and management trainee roles.