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Course summary

The introduction of International Financial Reporting Standards – designed to make company accounts comparable and comprehensible across international boundaries – has made accounting and finance skills even more appealing to potential employers.

This master’s course delivers the up-to-date knowledge and skills you will need to help fulfill your ambition of working in international business.

You will learn about the importance of accounting and finance to strategic decision-making in international businesses, gaining an understanding of the theories, principles and practical skills needed to succeed in this field.

To thrive, you will be numerate and probably have a bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in accounting, finance or a related subject. 

As we are a recognised Partner in Learning of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), you will receive credit for prior learning in any future professional examinations and benefit from graduate recruitment schemes and access to the ICAEW learning materials.

Start date

Attendance

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Learning

  • On campus

Length

  • 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Fees

Sept 2017 UK/EU/Full-time
£9,660
Sept 2017 International
£12,480
1

This is a master’s course with great career potential in a field that is growing in importance.

2

You will learn from research-active academics with professional industry experience

3

You will benefit from great new facilities in Stratford close to the global financial centres of the City of London and Docklands.

What we're researching

Financial news doesn’t just make the financial pages – it’s often front-page news as well. Since the credit crunch, banking and the world of corporate finance in particular have been high up the news agenda, and behind the headlines lies fertile ground for academic research.

As a postgraduate student you can be confident that you’ll be taught by research-active staff who bring their insights into the lecture theatres and seminar rooms to inform, stimulate and inspire.

Current research interests of our staff include Islamic banking and finance, financial risk management and derivatives. Here are some examples:

Dr Shampa Roy-Mukherjee, our Head of Finance, Economics and Risk, has research interests that include the economics of the Arab Spring, mathematical and statistical modeling and privatisation and moral hazard.

Senior Lecturer Dr Tat-Lung Chan worked as a risk specialist at Standard & Poors, the financial services and ratings company. His research interests include risk management, high-frequency trading and option pricing problems. He also edits academic journals, including Applied Mathematical Finance.

Dr Christina Stirk, our Head of Accounting, acquired extensive professional experience before making the move into academia, with past employers including the Royal Bank of Trinidad & Tobago, Touche Ross & Co (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and WH Smith Group plc. Her research interests include current issues in international taxation and auditing.

Senior Lecturer Eric Owusu Boahen has research interests in micro-finance and micro-credit, financial reporting and corporate governance. He also had a professional services background and has worked for PWC and Prudential Bank.

Making a difference

UEL is one of the UK’s leading modern research universities. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 17 per cent of our overall research submission was classified as ‘world-leading’ for its quality and impact – almost double our previous REF score. A further 45 per cent of our work was considered ‘internationally excellent’.

Fees and funding

£10,000 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.


Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn £200,000 more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree*?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier.

*Sutton Trust Report 2013

Alumni Discount - 15 per cent

Early Payment Discount - 5 per cent

Part-time Postgraduate Fee-waiver - up to £500

Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000

Terms and conditions apply.








There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL

•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here

If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£9,660
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

£10,000 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.


Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn £200,000 more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree*?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier.

*Sutton Trust Report 2013

Alumni Discount - 15 per cent

Early Payment Discount - 5 per cent

Part-time Postgraduate Fee-waiver - up to £500

Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000

Terms and conditions apply.








There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL

•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here

If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£1,610

Per 30 credit module

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.
At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an postgraduate course, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £4,000. You can find out more about the international scholarships here. In addition to this, we offer a five per cent early payment discount and 15 per cent alumni discount.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082234444 or study@uel.ac.uk







As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.













Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.








Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk






Tuition fees
International
£12,480
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

From
Degree
Minimum 2.2 Honours in Economics, Finance, Accounting or Business Studies.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

SEE YOUR COUNTRY
Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

As an inclusive university we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application (particularly your personal statement) and may ask you to attend an interview or submit a piece of work to help us decide on your eligibility for the course. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

What you'll study

  • Financial Analysis and Corporate Finance (core)
  • International Finance and Security Analysis (core)
  • Issues in International Accounting (core)
  • Research Methods and Econometrics (core)
  • Dissertation (core)

How you'll be assessed

We assess you via a range of methods such as individual coursework (essays, reports, literature reviews), group projects (reports, presentations and case studies), formal examinations, and a dissertation of up to 15,000 words. More detailed assessment criteria will be made available in each module handbook.

Course specification

How you'll learn

Our experienced, research-active staff employ a wide range of methods to convey the key information and skills in an interesting and useful way. You can expect a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops, where you will investigate topics with your fellow students, supported by the course tutors. 

You will also benefit from practical sessions where you’ll learn how to use professional databases, software and other tools such as the Bloomberg trading terminal, and be given tasks to demonstrate your ability to analyse and interpret data.

A key element of any master’s degree is the ability to conduct your own research and independent study, and you’ll be expected to do this with the help of e-books and other resources that we supply.

You will be tested via a mix of reports, essays, case studies, presentations and exams, as well as the 15,000-word dissertation.

Many of the staff teaching this course have professional experience in addition to their academic credentials. For instance, Course Leader, Christina Stirk, is a qualified accountant who has worked for the Royal Bank of Trinidad & Tobago, PWC, and WH Smith Group plc, where she worked as deputy group taxation manager.

Our strong links with industry and the City of London mean that you will benefit from a programme of guest lectures; for example, we regularly welcome representatives of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms.

What you'll learn

Throughout this specialist course you will be trained in research and investigative methods as you get to grips with the latest thinking, literature and issues in the field.

You will also learn the methods and practices of accounting and finance professionals, evaluating and analysing data using industry-standard software, databases and other tools.

The modules you will study include financial analysis, corporate finance, international accounting, econometrics, research methods and international finance. You will learn to critically evaluate ideas and will complete a dissertation based on a relevant topic of particular interest to you.

As part of the course you will learn about managing an investment portfolio, how international markets work, corporate governance, reporting and business strategy. This mix of theoretical and practical content will prepare you for a job in the industry.

Your future career

Our Master’s in International Accounting and Finance is focused on boosting your employability with international businesses and revving up your career.

With the skills and knowledge you learn – and this qualification on your CV – you will have a number of options.

This qualification is respected and sought after in the world of banking. Investment companies, who look after billions of pounds’ worth of assets for clients around the world, also need people who know their way around the financial markets and have the knowledge, skills and qualities that can make a positive difference.

Helping multinationals and other corporations to manage their finances properly is the cornerstone of every successful business, and financial management plays a key, strategic role in corporate decision-making.

Working in accountancy is an option, though you’ll need to specialise further and take professional examinations, and so is auditing and taxation.

Numerate postgraduates with good analytical and communication skills are also in demand with management consultancies. Or you could apply your skills in central or local government, other public sector organisations such as the health service, or for a charity. Another option is to move into research or academia.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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