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International Accounting - MSc
In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent accounting and finance professionals. Our MSc in International Accounting is specially designed to develop your international accounting knowledge and skills to a high professional standard.
This one-year, full-time programme is designed to meet market needs through the preparation for, and development of, your career in international accounting and finance. It equips you with the professional and research skills to pursue careers in a wide range of institutional settings such as academia, auditing, banking, financial institutions, management consultancy and organisational management.
The programme is well suited to students who have some knowledge of accounting and finance, and who wish to expand their skills and understanding to an advanced level. It is also suitable for students with a good academic standing from a related discipline, who wish to enhance their careers in international accounting and finance or for those interested in pursuing research or further study in this area.
Teaching in the School is informed by the latest research and the changing needs of the global business environment. Our international teaching staff are all experts in their field of study and are regularly published in leading journals worldwide. They guide and support your learning, not only in current best practice in your chosen area of study, but also in emerging new concepts and theories, and the latest business thinking.
Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK (minimum 2:2) or equivalent internationally recognised qualifications in a finance, accounting, economics, business, mathematics or engineering related discipline, with at least 60 credits in accounting related modules.
Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.
English language entry requirements
The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.
You take the following compulsory modules:
- Business Law, Ethics and Governance
- Financial and Management Accounting
- Advanced Corporate Performance Management
- Audit and Assurance
- Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting
- Advanced Strategic Financial Accounting
- Principles and Practice of Taxation
- Business Research Methods
- Business Report in Accounting
Optional modules may include
- International Money and Finance
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Responsibility and Globalisation
Scholarships & funding
The University of Kent has a long tradition of welcoming international students from around the world and is pleased to offer a wide range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships, including dedicated Scholarships for our International students. Further details on our Scholarships available and how to apply is on our Scholarships webpages.
Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.
Our finance programmes equip you with an impressive set of skills and specialist knowledge. In addition, inbuilt practical experience will help you succeed in a competitive job market.
This programme is ideal preparation for a career with investment and commercial banks, insurance companies, specialised financial institutions, trading companies and financial management roles in other industries.
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