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Programme structure: Accounting, Finance and Management (MSc) (T) - what's running in 2021/22

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing, student choice and timetabling constraints.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Introducing Strategic Management EFIMM0114 20 Mandatory TB-1
Financial Management EFIMM0115 20 Mandatory TB-1
International Financial Reporting EFIMM0122 20 Mandatory TB-1
Dissertation (MSc AFM) EFIMM0078 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Accounting (choose one in this group):
Strategic Management Accounting EFIMM0119 15 Optional TB-2
Advanced Financial Reporting EFIMM0124 15 Optional TB-2
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation ECONM2027 15 Optional TB-2
Corporate governance and accountability EFIMM0130 15 Optional TB-2
Finance (choose one in this group):
Financial Markets and Investments EFIMM0110 15 Optional TB-2
Corporate Finance EFIMM0111 15 Optional TB-2
International Finance ECONM2031 15 Optional TB-2
Management (choose one in this group):
Project Management MGRCM2028 15 Optional TB-2
Digital Business EFIMM0113 15 Optional TB-2
Organisational Behaviour EFIMM0117 15 Optional TB-2
Research Methods (choose one in this group):
Applied Quantitative Research in Accounting and Finance EFIMM0120 15 Optional TB-2
Research Methods for Accounting, Finance and Management EFIMM0121 15 Optional TB-2
MSc Accounting, Finance and Management   180      

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. **Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

** For the award of Distinction, the Faculty of Engineering requires at least 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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