MAccFin Accounting and Finance

University Of East London

Program Overview

Our MAccFin (Hons) Accounting and Finance course is suited to students looking to gain a high level of specialist accounting and finance knowledge. You will be taught financial and management accounting, auditing, taxation, corporate finance and financial management in a four-year integrated Masters that provides an additional level of training above the standard three-year BA.


The degree combines three years of undergraduate study with one year of postgraduate, so you’ll enrol on an undergraduate course, but graduate with a Masters degree that provides a direct route into professional accountancy.


You will achieve an in-depth understanding of the current issues in accounting and finance including regulation, framework, and measurement at both national and international levels. The course takes an interdisciplinary and analytical approach that incorporates interactive and problem-based teaching, rooted in contemporary case studies. As a result, you'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to thrive in an accounting environment.


The MAccFin (Hons) Accounting and Finance course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), CPA Australia and Association of International Accounts (AIA).


LondonUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 13,740


IELTS: 5.5

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Year 1


Mental Wealth 1: Academic and Digital Proficiency


The module will equip you to succeed in both your studies and subsequent career. This includes the development of individual non-cognitive intelligence; digital proficiency; and cultural intelligence.


People and Organisations

This module will introduce you to the variety of work organizations. You will also understand and explore the psychological, sociological and economic explanations of human behaviour in organisations.


Fundamentals of Business Accounting

This module will develop and prepare you for entry into the professional workplace or further studies in accounting and finance. As part of this module, you will learn and develop a sound basis of theory and principles, accounting techniques and skills necessary as a foundation for further study and practical experience in accounting.


Business Law

This module will provide you with knowledge of the constitution and forms of business entities. You will understand the relevant principles of UK law and the legislation governing the formation, structure, and operation of a business and its obligations. As part of the module, your will explore the legal obligations of a professional practitioner and of a professional practice in respect of employees. As you study the module and attend the law clinic, you will be able to analyse problems confronting a business, identify applicable legislation and apply appropriate legal principles.


Fundamentals of Economics

The module aims to enable you to develop an understanding of the basic economic concepts, theories, ideas and tools and their real-world application.


Business Statistics and Data Analysis

The module aims to deepen your knowledge of relevant mathematical concepts and statistics used in the business world.


Year 2


Mental Wealth 2: Graduate Employment Competencies


This module will provide you with the opportunity to document the development of core employability skills and allow students to acquire tangible evidence to support your employability narrative at interviews.


Intermediate Financial Reporting


This module will help you to develop and enhance your analytical and critical skills. You will learn and examine financial accounting concepts and international accounting standards. You will also learn key theories and application of international accounting standards that underpin the latest thinking in financial accounting area.


Performance Management Accounting

This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of management accounting techniques. You will understand how management accounting techniques can be used to support management in planning, controlling, and monitoring performance in a variety of business contexts.


Financial Management

This module is intended to introduce you to the ideas and techniques of running a financially successful business. You appreciate and learn that in order to grow and expand, businesses must both find profitable investments and obtain funds to make those investments.




The module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of taxation concepts and principles relating to individuals, partnerships, single and groups of companies operating in the UK and overseas business activities.


Accounting and Tax Clinic Internship

This module will give you an opportunity to get experience of a practical operational context where you can apply accounting techniques acquired in earlier modules of study.

English Language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).


If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme.

International Fees Full time, 4 years
£13,740 Per year

A UEL degree in accounting and finance will leave you in an excellent position to gain work in a variety of business sectors.


Others obtain employment and go on to achieve their ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, CPA Australia, IFA or AIA qualifications while working.


The kind of roles that you can expect to be open to you after graduation include:


  • Financial accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Budget controller
  • Tax advisor
  • Internal or external auditor.

In addition to large accounting and consultancy firms, other financial services institutions such as banks, building societies and insurance companies are in the market for well-qualified, ambitious accounting and finance graduates.


This degree will also leave you well placed to find employment in any other commercial sector, from retail and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and utilities. You could also work for a charity or in the public sector.


If you’d like to start your own business, you can make use of our Knowledge Dock business incubation space, providing office accommodation, IT and access to business advisers and mentors.


Whatever path you take, our Careers and Student Employability team will provide practical help – and you can use their services even after you've graduated.


We also run a dedicated employability programme for business and law students, called Employ. It includes employability workshops, skills training sessions, guest speaker events, voluntary work, student ambassador roles and work experience opportunities.

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