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Overview

Our MAccFin (Hons) Accounting and Finance course is suited to students looking to gain a high level of specialist accounting and finance knowledge. You will be taught financial and management accounting, auditing, taxation, corporate finance and financial management in a four-year integrated Masters that provides an additional level of training above the standard three-year BA.

The degree combines three years of undergraduate study with one year of postgraduate, so you’ll enrol on an undergraduate course, but graduate with a Masters degree that provides a direct route into professional accountancy.

You will achieve an in-depth understanding of the current issues in accounting and finance including regulation, framework, and measurement at both national and international levels. The course takes an interdisciplinary and analytical approach that incorporates interactive and problem-based teaching, rooted in contemporary case studies. As a result, you'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to thrive in an accounting environment.

The MAccFin (Hons) Accounting and Finance course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), CPA Australia and Association of International Accounts (AIA).

What makes this course different

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92% overall satisfaction

The overall satisfaction is rated at 92% in NSS (National Student Survey) for 2018. This reflects the fact that we continue to invest in our facilities, deliver up-to-date and professionally accredited courses, and offer superb teaching year on year.

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1st

Our Accounting courses are ranked at the 1st place for London according to Guardian for 2018. We offer a state-of-the-art campus at University Square Stratford, complete with one of the largest Bloomberg training suites in the country. You'll have access to live financial data and the same world-class equipment that finance professionals use.

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6 professional accreditations

Our course gives you exemptions from professional qualifications with the ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, CPA Australia, IFA and the AIA.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

The course is designed to give you the opportunity to master the theoretical concepts, principles and techniques of Accounting and Finance and their role within organisations by exploring the balance between theory and practice. You'll delve into how these concepts can be applied to a range of complex situations in practice, with the use of traditional and more sophisticated analytical tools, models and decision making techniques to successfully operate as practitioners of Accounting and Finance. You'll delveop specialist analytical and research skills needed in Accounting and Finance related methods and strategies.

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Mental Wealth 1: Academic and Digital Proficiency

    The module will equip you to succeed in both your studies and subsequent career. This includes the development of individual non-cognitive intelligence; digital proficiency; and cultural intelligence.

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    People and Organisations

    This module will introduce you to the variety of work organizations. You will also understand and explore the psychological, sociological and economic explanations of human behaviour in organisations.

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    Fundamentals of Business Accounting

    This module will develop and prepare you for entry into the professional workplace or further studies in accounting and finance. As part of this module, you will learn and develop a sound basis of theory and principles, accounting techniques and skills necessary as a foundation for further study and practical experience in accounting.

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    Business Law

    This module will provide you with knowledge of the constitution and forms of business entities. You will understand the relevant principles of UK law and the legislation governing the formation, structure, and operation of a business and its obligations. As part of the module, your will explore the legal obligations of a professional practitioner and of a professional practice in respect of employees. As you study the module and attend the law clinic, you will be able to analyse problems confronting a business, identify applicable legislation and apply appropriate legal principles.

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    Fundamentals of Economics

    The module aims to enable you to develop an understanding of the basic economic concepts, theories, ideas and tools and their real-world application.

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    Mental Wealth 2: Graduate Employment Competencies

    This module will provide you with the opportunity to document the development of core employability skills and allow students to acquire tangible evidence to support your employability narrative at interviews.

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    Intermediate Financial Reporting

    This module will help you to develop and enhance your analytical and critical skills. You will learn and examine financial accounting concepts and international accounting standards. You will also learn key theories and application of international accounting standards that underpin the latest thinking in financial accounting area.

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    Performance Management Accounting

    This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of management accounting techniques. You will understand how management accounting techniques can be used to support management in planning, controlling, and monitoring performance in a variety of business contexts.

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    Financial Management

    This module is intended to introduce you to the ideas and techniques of running a financially successful business. You appreciate and learn that in order to grow and expand, businesses must both find profitable investments and obtain funds to make those investments.

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    Taxation

    The module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of taxation concepts and principles relating to individuals, partnerships, single and groups of companies operating in the UK and overseas business activities.

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    Accounting and Tax Clinic Internship

    This module will give you an opportunity to get experience of a practical operational context where you can apply accounting techniques acquired in earlier modules of study.

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    Optional placement

    This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 

    The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

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    Mental Wealth 3: Global Enterprise and Consultancy Practice

    This module will develop core employability skills and allow you to develop and demonstrate skills in (i) the analysis of a problem (ii) planning and organising a task, including time management (iii) exercising judgement in the light of observed and published data (iv) compiling a report, (v) teamwork and collaboration and (vi) use of appropriate technologies.

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    Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics

    The aims of the module are to develop a critical appreciation of the key principles of business ethics, corporate responsibility/citizenship and sustainability, and the relation of these to the workplace and encourage you to critique theories of management and leadership from the perspective of ethics.

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    Auditing

    The aim of the Module is to enable you to appreciate the nature, purposes, and detailed procedures of auditing and its relevance in today’s commercial environment. In particular, the module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the process of carrying out the assurance engagement and its application in the context of the professional framework.

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    Advanced Financial Reporting

    This module will build on your prior year studies and extend your understanding of corporate financial reporting. In particular, you will develop the professional skills to examine and apply consolidation techniques in the preparation and assessment of group accounts. You will develop the analytical skills to solve complex financial reporting problems. You will also have the opportunity and expertise to consider relevant conceptual issues and the application of accounting standards to such issues.

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    Mental Wealth and Applied Research

    This module provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate the ability to diagnose and investigate a live, complex business issue from a variety of perspectives, to locate the work within the body of contemporary knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice.

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    Strategic Business Reporting

    The aim of this module is to help you to use their professional judgement to apply and evaluate financial reporting principles in multiple business contexts and situations. The module will equip you with the skills to confidently explain reports and the impacts of transactions to a broad range of stakeholders.

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    Strategic Business Leader

    This module is designed to broaden and deepen the knowledge, skills, and professional values expected of business leaders and consultants. Taking this module will develop your organisational leadership and senior consultancy or advisory capabilities and relevant professional skills, through the context of integrated case.

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    Advanced Taxation

    The module aims to further develop your knowledge and understanding of UK taxation concepts and principles, to apply professional judgement and communicate appropriately, when providing tax planning advice, relating to individuals, partnerships, trusts, groups of companies and overseas business activities.

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    Advanced Auditing and Assurance

    The aim of the module is to enable you to develop their knowledge and skills in advanced auditing, and also analyse, evaluate auditing and assurance engagements in the context of best practice.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

Learning and Teaching

  • The majority of the course will be taught at Stratford Campus but you may have to travel to Docklands Campus for a limited number of events. Similarly, the library resources are predominantly located at Stratford Campus. For those that are not, you can request them at both Stratford and Docklands Campuses.

In order to demonstrate that you have covered the learning outcomes the key teaching and learning methods used on this course include the below lists:

Knowledge is developed through

  • Guided reading
  • Knowledge-based activities with feedback
  • Online discussions and activities

Thinking skills are developed through

  • Reflective activities with feedback
  •  Online discussions and activities

Practical skills are developed through

  •  IT activities with feedback
  •  Research skills-based activities with feedback

Skills for life and work (general skills) are developed through

  • The demands of the study medium (e.g. distance learning)
  • Planning activities

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

  • Year 1 - You will be assessed in six modules comprising of 20 credits each. You will be required to sit sixty minutes exams in two of the year 1 modules. The exam components will make up fifty percent of the total marks for each of the two modules. The remaining four modules will be assessed by group coursework and individual portfolio.
  • Year 2 -  You will be assessed in six modules comprising of 20 credits each. You will be required to sit for two hours exam in four of the year 2 modules. The exam components will make up an average of 70% of each of the four modules. The remaining modules and other components of the four modules will be assessed by group coursework, individual portfolio and reflective report.
  • Year 3 - You will be assessed in six modules comprising of 20 credits each. You will be required to sit two exams in each of four modules. The first exam in each of the four modules will be a one-hour exam, and the second exam will be a two hours exam. The assessment for the remaining two modules will be coursework.
  • Year 4 -  You will be assessed in six modules comprising of 30 credits each. You will be required to sit two hours exam in four modules. The exam components of the four modules will make up an average of 50% of each of the four modules. The other components of the four modules will be a case study or a group report. Students will be assessed by individual poster presentation, reflective report and applied business report or dissertation in the remaining two modules.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

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WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

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YOUR FUTURE CAREER

A UEL degree in accounting and finance will leave you in an excellent position to gain work in a variety of business sectors.

Others obtain employment and go on to achieve their ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, CPA Australia, IFA or AIA qualifications while working.

The kind of roles that you can expect to be open to you after graduation include:

  • Financial accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Budget controller
  • Tax advisor
  • Internal or external auditor.

In addition to large accounting and consultancy firms, other financial services institutions such as banks, building societies and insurance companies are in the market for well-qualified, ambitious accounting and finance graduates.

This degree will also leave you well placed to find employment in any other commercial sector, from retail and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and utilities. You could also work for a charity or in the public sector.

If you’d like to start your own business, you can make use of our Knowledge Dock business incubation space, providing office accommodation, IT and access to business advisers and mentors.

Whatever path you take, our Careers and Student Employability team will provide practical help – and you can use their services even after you've graduated.

We also run a dedicated employability programme for business and law students, called Employ. It includes employability workshops, skills training sessions, guest speaker events, voluntary work, student ambassador roles and work experience opportunities.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.