This is a generalist MSc and will be relevant to those who wish to pursue a career in accounting and those who require a thorough knowledge of accounting as budget holders. We seek students from different areas in business/management, accounting and finance, or those with a quantitative background.
We take a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to the subject, which offers you an innovative way of learning about topics that cannot be pigeonholed into one particular area. Because our students come from such a variety of backgrounds and range in age and experience, you will find our class discussions a stimulating arena in which to explore new ideas and topics.
Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.
We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.
We offer students of all ages and backgrounds a chance to study either part-time or full-time in our department and to gain an internationally recognised University of London qualification.
How to apply
Application deadlines and interviews
Apply as early as possible, but no later than September.
Accounting and Financial Management (MSc) (Part-time)
Accounting and Financial Management (MSc) (Full-time)
Normally at least a second-class honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent; other qualifications will be considered.
A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College.
Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.
Part-time home/EU students: £
paFull-time home/EU students: £
paPart-time overseas students: £
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Funding and Financial Support
Careers and employability
Graduates can pursue careers in accounting, finance, or management. Possible professions include licensed conveyancer, management consultant, tax adviser, or economist. This degree may also be useful in becoming an accounting technician, chartered certified accountant, or chartered public finance accountant.
Find out more about these professions.
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We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.
Teaching and assessment
Lectures followed by seminars to help you apply the topics covered. Seminars will include discussion, worked examples and exercises, case studies and student presentations. There will be a range of guest speakers from industry.
You will receive expert research supervision in the preparation of your dissertation.
Short tests, written examinations, coursework, group work and poster sessions. Minimum pass mark of 50%.
We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.