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Cardiff University

Cardiff , Wales ,United Kingdom

Accounting and Finance (MSc)

The MSc Accounting and Finance programme will provide you with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth analysis of contemporary issues in accounting and finance. This will enable you to shape innovation in all areas of business activity while appreciating the significance of accounting and finance for creating a more responsible and sustainable society.

The programme recognises that you will work in an internationally interconnected diverse and ever-changing environment. We will enable you to succeed in this environment by exposing you to current thinking and real-world experiences. We will also keep you grounded in modern ethical and wider-societal issues to allow you to become an inspired professional.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Our courses prepare you for a professional career in a wide range of industries, business and the financial sector, or further study.

Engineers are in high demand, and thanks to our wide range of degree programmes, our graduates’ prospects are among the best in the UK.

On average,
over 95%
of our graduates are
in employment or further study
six months after graduating.
Our graduates go on to work in a range of areas, including industry, the public sector, the financial sector or academia. Some graduate destinations include:

Supplementing your studies
We offer students the option of taking a Year in Industry after their second year of study, which is spent in a professional workplace gaining hands-on experience. This experience can simultaneously improve students’ confidence and employment prospects.

Our MEng (Hons) programmes also have the option of a Year in Europe, which is a year spent at an institution in France, Germany or Spain, after the third year of study. This is a chance not only for students to broaden their personal horizons, but also to develop further academic skills.

Links with industry
Students who are not on the Year in Industry scheme still benefit from industrial input in modules across all engineering disciplines. School-wide project modules are supported by industrial collaboration with a number of companies, including Flintec, Ove Arup and Partners International, Atkins, GL Garrard Hassan, BAE Systems, EADS, and Babcock Marine.

In the waste management, recycling, and energy fields there is significant input from research contracts with companies such as Rolls Royce, EoN, Tata Steel, and Stork Technical Services. Inputs are also received from companies such as Tidal Energy Ltd (TEL), Marine Current Turbines (part of Siemens), Bosch, ANSYS and Mabey Bridge.

In environmental and water engineering, presentations are given by industrially sponsored lecturers from CH2MHILL and Lusas. Direct industrial input also comes from companies including Newport Galvanisers (a subsidiary of Wedge Galvanisers), GBCard and Partners, Jacobs Engineering, Capita Symonds, and Mott-MacDonald.

Extra-curricular opportunities
In today's competitive graduate job market, we recognise that students are always looking for ways to make them stand out to prospective employers. Each year, our students have the opportunity to get involved with some really exciting projects.

Aside from this, there are many extra-curricular opportunities, both social and serious, organised through the School, the University or the Students’ Union.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 Years PSW

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Academic requirements:

Typically you will need to have either:

a 2:1 (GPA 3.0/4.0) honours degree in accounting, to include one module with a mimnimum of UK 60% / 2:1, or equivalent, in each of the following subject areas: corporate reporting, finance, and management accounting.
a 2:1 (GPA 3.0/4.0) honours degree in finance, to include two modules with a mimnimum of UK 60% / 2:1, or equivalent, in each of the following subject areas: corporate reporting, finance, and management accounting.
a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification 
or relevant professional experience (appropriate evidence will be required). 
English Language requirements:

IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all subskills, or an accepted equivalent.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 23450 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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