Accounting and Finance MA 2017-18
About the course
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This course has multiple start dates:
25 / 09 / 2017
08 / 01 / 2018
12 months part-time
Normally the specific entry requirement for this course is that an applicant must hold an appropriate professional qualification from one of the main accountancy professional bodies (e.g. ACCA, AIA, CAI, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW, ICAS, or equivalent). Entrants must have at least passed all the examinations of the professional body.
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The MA comprises an introduction to research methods (which will include consideration of current issues in accounting and finance) and a dissertation. The Research Methods module must be completed before undertaking the dissertation. Dissertations are normally submitted for assessment within one year.
We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.
We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.
We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.
Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.
When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.
Master's graduates are ideally placed for further academic study to PhD level, careers in universities and colleges, careers in industry/commerce, and financial services.
Teaching and assessment
The Research Methods module is taught by a series of seminars adopting a range of learning strategies including formal tutor-led delivery and student-centred exercises, supplemented by direct reading. You are supervised during the preparation of the research proposal and the dissertation.
The course is assessed by:
• A written research proposal on a selected topic in accounting and finance
• The written dissertation
The £17m Business School is the most eco-friendly building on campus. It's a state-of-the art facility and provides you with a modern, professional environment in which to learn and develop.
All teaching rooms are high quality and the school has a number of computer labs for teaching or for students' individual or group use. You'll have comprehensive access to online resources through Unilearn, an online learning environment which gives access to all the study materials you'll need.
The Street Café is a perfect area for socialising, networking and relaxation over a wide range of fresh food, hot and cold drinks and free wi-fi. Set in landscaped grounds by the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, the Business School is in close proximity to the Library and Student Central which offers a number of places to eat, areas to socialise with friends, the Students' Union, student services and modern sporting and fitness facilities.
Our Learning Development Group can provide advice you on how to improve your academic work including writing assignments, referencing, research skills, presentation skills and time management. There are also specialist learning advisors for international students who can help with a range of skills including academic English and language support.
How much will it cost me?
Course fees in 2017 will be £2,900.
Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, please see Fees and Finance.
You are assigned a personal tutor, a member of the course team who will form an overview of your progress on the course and will be available for advice and feedback.
Other support includes:
• Library and computing resources in the Learning Centre - 24 hour computer access and extensive electronic resources
• Short-term loan collection for popular books/journals
• Range of computer rooms across the University with networked facilities
• Support from the University's Student Services, including counselling and help for students with dyslexia and other disabilities
• Advice and guidance for international students who require support with English language
For advice and guidance on your postgraduate study options join us at our next Postgraduate Study Fair
How to apply
You can access a part-time application form here or contact us for further details
Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.