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Accounting and Finance MSc (fast track-distance learning)

Our Business School is a Gold Approved ACCA Learning Partner and accredited by CIMA

Overview

Reasons to study Accounting and Finance (Fast Track – Distance Learning) at DMU:

This course is designed for qualified accounting and finance professionals. It offers a flexible mode of study (distance learning) and the opportunity to add to your current skill set.

  • Flexible distance learning
    Study at your own pace and fit your studies around your schedule
  • Qualify at a faster face
    As a qualified accounting and finance professional you will be exempt from certain modules which will allow you to complete the course at a faster pace
  • Work towards your organisation’s CPD requirements
    Develop your theoretical knowledge of Accounting and Finance while completing studies, which could be used towards your organisation’s CPD requirements
  • Boost your earning potential
    95% of our postgraduate students are in further education or full-time employment six months after completing their course (DLHE 2014/15)

 

 


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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s):
Sept: N40077
Jan: N40078

Start dates: September 2017 or January 2018

Duration: Twelve months distance learning full time, sixteen months distance learning part time

Location of study: Distance learning, Faculty of Business and Law

Fees and funding: £4,250

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s):
Sept: N40077
Jan: N40078

Start dates: September 2017 or January 2018

Duration: Twelve months distance learning full time, sixteen months distance learning part time

Location of study: Distance learning, Faculty of Business and Law

Fees and funding: £4,250

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

You should have a good honours degree or overseas equivalent, in a business, accounting, finance, banking or economics-related subject. Additionally, you should have at least three years of accounting-related work experience.

Professionally qualified accounting and finance applicants (three years’ work experience plus examinations) are eligible for accelerated entry (90 credits) onto the programme on a distance learning basis.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Accreditation

 

Course modules

Research Methods – introduces you to the basic elements of research methodology and the complete range of research methods suitable for research in finance, accounting and business. It also aims to help you in defining a research topic and the production of a suitable research proposal for your dissertation.

Literature Review – compliments the research methods module and enables you to expand and elaborate your research proposal. As a consequence of studying this module you will be able to prepare a literature review which may inform your research instrument.

Dissertation – provides an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of accounting and/or finance (in its broadest sense). You will need to apply and demonstrate technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice.

The added value of the programme comes from the research skills that you obtain throughout your studies. These will develop your ability to gather data and write a coherent report or dissertation, enhancing your skills of evaluation, critical analysis and synthesis.

 

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

The programme content will be delivered via an online virtual learning environment. The content can be textual, can include video and audio materials, screencasts or presentations with voiceover. You will be encouraged to network with like-minded professionals from around the world and to engage in regular and frequent communication with tutors through discussion forums.

Teaching contact hours

This is a distance learning programme and the overriding student-learning experience is guided self-study. Guidance is received from academic staff via the programme materials which are designed for self-study, telephone, Skype and e-mail communication, and by optional attendance at Study Days. For each module of study you will be provided with a set of printed materials to work through in the form of a module handbook. One 15 credit module requires approximately 150 hours of personal study. Each module is supported by a tutorial during the Study Days subject to student demand. Assessment is through coursework and a dissertation.

Accreditation

Our Business School is a Gold Status ACCA Learning Partner and is accredited by CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.

Students benefit from a dedicated law environment complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library.

Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

The Newarke café in Hugh Aston provides Costa Coffee as well a range of snacks and refreshments.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate careers

You will develop an advanced understanding of accounting and finance issues for the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally, and enhance your career prospects by gaining the key financial skills sought by employers.

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Our next postgraduate open evening takes place on Wednesday 6 September 2017. Book your place today. 

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How to apply

We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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We are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study, which is why we offer the Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship. This gives DMU graduates a tuition fee discount of up to 50 per cent on selected full-time and part-time postgraduate courses, based on academic achievement and merit. Find out more.

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The perfect way to find out more about DMU is to attend one of the postgraduate open evenings or events that take place all year round. If you can't visit the university in person, you can also sign up for one of our online chats. Find out more.

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If you are unable to visit the university in person, we hold regular events where you can chat online with an adviser. Find out more.

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De Montfort University (DMU)’s growing reputation for research which benefits society has been confirmed with the publication of the REF 2014 results. Find out more.

 
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