What will I learn?

The course

This course will develop your understanding of the theory and practice of accounting and financial management, regardless of your undergraduate background. You will study financial accounting, management accounting, financial management and other important topics in accounting and finance. The course draws upon the extensive research, practical knowledge, and teaching expertise of our accounting and finance academics.

The MSc in Accounting and Financial Management is suitable if:

  • you have an academic background in accounting, finance, business or management and wish to advance your knowledge in accounting and financial management.
  • you have graduated from another discipline, whether arts, sciences or social sciences, and wish to obtain a postgraduate qualification which will provide you with an understanding of accounting and financial management issues.

On graduating you will have acquired a number of transferable skills, including the ability to assess and employ a variety of analytical techniques, write reports, give presentations and work as a team.

  • Strong career prospects in accounting, finance and commercial areas; organisations value graduates with knowledge and understanding of contemporary accounting and financial management who can also reflect on their broader setting and implications.
  • Outstanding research; Royal Holloway sits in the top 25 per cent of UK universities for research which is rated as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’
  • Inspiring international community; 60% of our Management students come from overseas and the 8,500 students at Royal Holloway, University of London are from 130 countries.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Your future career

On graduating with a Masters degree in Accounting and Financial Management you will be in a strong position to start a career in a variety of accounting, financial or commercial related areas. You will also have a solid foundation to continue PhD studies.

Our graduates have moved into roles in accounting and financial management-related areas including:

  • Personal Relationship Manager at HSBC
  • Auditor at Deloitte
  • Senior Risk Analyst at Bank of Azerbaijan
  • Corporate Tax at PwC

Which department am I in?

Management

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£21,500.00 (US$ 29,140) per year
There are no single associated costs greater than £50 per item on this course.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham,

Surrey,

TW20 0EX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have Masters degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA from a reputable university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but most departments will ask for a GPA of between 3.0 and 3.2/4.0. IELTS: 6.5 overall. No subscore lower than 6.0.

For international students

This course requires a UK 2:2 (Honours) or equivalent. Relevant professional accounting qualifications and/or experience in an associated area will also be considered. Students need to have: IELTS: 6.5 overall. No subscore lower than 6.0; TOEFL iBT: 88 overall with Reading 22 Listening 20 Speaking 22 Writing 24.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About Royal Holloway

Located among 135 acres of beautiful Surrey parkland, Royal Holloway, University of London is a world-class research institution.

  • Research is top 25 in the UK (Research Excellence Framework)
  • Located on a beautiful 135-acre parkland.
  • Ranked 34th best UK university (Times Higher Education 2020)
  • Just 19 miles from central London

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