MSc Accounting, Finance and Regulation

Available as a One Year Masters or a Two Year (with Professional Practice) Masters.

Today’s global, technology-driven and increasingly competitive financial market is almost unrecognisable from that of five years ago. Finance executives and specialists are required to apply the same in-depth knowledge and adept skill to an ever-growing, far-reaching number of products, regulations and technologies.

While new technologies continue to emerge and rules and regulations change, now more than ever, a digitally-focused, more confident skillset is needed. The MSc Accounting, Finance and Regulation from Glasgow Caledonian University provides you with the confidence and insight to take your existing skills further in your organisation or through further academic study.

Fast track option available

Complete the MSc in just eight months when you already hold a professional qualification. A full professional qualification from any accountancy body in the world that is recognised by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) provides you with 90 credits towards the MSc. Join us in January on a fast track route that takes just eight months to complete and comprises of two subject-specific modules; Strategic Financial Management and Financial Risk Modelling, and the Masters Research Project.

As part of a specialist, international student community you will explore all aspects of the most up to date financial landscape, and develop the confidence and experience needed to make real impact across a range of leadership, entrepreneurial and global issues.

Module list

International Financial Reporting and Regulation, International Financial Management, Financial Services Regulation, Strategic Financial Management, Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting, Financial Risk Modelling, Ethics, Governance and Responsible Leadership, Applied Professional Practice, Masters Research Project.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Our two-year masters courses give you the chance to develop your knowledge and professional skills with an extended work placement.

You'll experience all the benefits of a regular masters, but with the additional advantage of a further professional practice placement over two trimesters. You'll be fully supported and prepared for your placement, and graduate with significant work experience, in-depth knowledge and understanding of your chosen sector. Find out more about the benefits of a two-year masters study.

Study Options

  • 2020/21

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

MSc
Full Time
8 Months
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
2 Years
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
16 Months
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
2 Years
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
1 Year
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Full Time 8 Months 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 2 Years 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 16 Months 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 2 Years 29 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 1 Year 29 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Typical entry requirements

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in a related subject such as accountancy, finance, business administration, economics, management, mathematics, statistics, actuarial studies or engineering. 

For the fast-track programme, a full professional qualification from any accountancy body in the world that is recognised by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) is required and provides you with 90 credits towards the MSc.

English language

English language: Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

Entry options for international applicants

If you are an international applicant and do not meet the academic requirements above you may be eligible for an International Graduate Diploma at INTO Glasgow. Based in our Glasgow campus, successful completion of an INTO course with the required grades provides you with a guaranteed conditional offer of a place on this degree.

Join GCU in September 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you to what will be a great new academic year at GCU and we hope you choose this as your study destination. Your experience as an applicant and new student remains our priority. We will be doing everything we can to make sure you enjoy learning through our blended approach of online and face-to-face teaching and to give you as many opportunities to create new friendships and experience everything the GCU community has to offer you!

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff will continue to be our highest priority as rules around social distancing are eased. For more information on the things what you can expect from your first term at GCU, visit our Frequently Asked Questions pages or make an enquiry today.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £6,000
RUK: £6,000
EU: £6,000
International: £13,500

Fast-track tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £3,000
RUK: £3,000
EU: £3,000
International: £6,750

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.

Note: These are the fees for our standard masters courses. Fees for our two-year masters with professional practice study option can be found here.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year.

View our Postgraduate scholarships.

This course features a mix of assessments and exams.

Through the MSc Accounting, Finance and Regulation you will experience deeper professional engagement with, and academic knowledge of, the key challenges facing the financial sector. Students come from all over the world to study at Glasgow Caledonian University and graduates take the skills and confidence developed here back to their respective countries and employers to help embed new practice and use of new technologies in their chosen specialism. Others go on to further PhD study using the academic knowledge that they’ve gained through the masters experience.

Professional engagement opportunities include employer events on campus.
Students on this course will get the opportunity to hear from guest lecturers.
This course has been designed with industry input.