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​The MSc Finance and Accounting programme provides essential knowledge, understanding and skills required for graduates to begin to operate competently and effectively within an accounting and financial management environment and is therefore targeted at students who are looking for either a professional career or career development in these areas.

Course structure

Course Benefits

  • An opportunity to study at a professional postgraduate level to build on the skills and competences gained from either previous study or in the professional working context.
  • The potential to gain exemptions from selected professional accountancy examinations (CIMA and ACCA) and thus gain qualification as an accountant more quickly.
  • The chance to network with a global student community whilst completing study with well qualified and professionally experienced tutors.
  • Access to financial and professional networks in the Leeds area – the second financial city in the UK. 

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

​The course also provides a postgraduate progression route for UK and International students who have completed related degrees at Undergraduate level, or who are already working or training in a professionally relevant context. 

Professional accreditations will help Leeds Trinity University graduates to find appropriate graduate level jobs and develop their professional networking skills. The programme will allow students to potentially obtain a number of exemptions against CIMA and ACCA professional exams (subject to validation).

Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa.

At Leeds Trinity, we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. 

We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum. The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed ​here.​


Assessment of professional exemption modules is by examination. Other modules are examined by research assignments, online tests and exercises and one (40 credit) dissertation.

Anticipated entry qualifications and experience for applicants are in line with other postgraduate programmes, but it will be important to verify (via interviews) clear focus, maturity and prior learning and level of English for international students. 

If English is not your first language IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.

Please contact us for personalised advice on 0113 283 7123 or​

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £4,500 a year for this course in 2016-17. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. These fees will be fixed for the duration of the degree course. Find out more
International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,500 for this course in 2016-17. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Find out more
We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015​
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

Andrew Gilliland

​​​​​With 25 years’ experience at a senior level working in accounting, audit and taxation. 

With a passion for training the next generation of aspiring accountants, I believe this degr​ee offers th​​e best combination of academic excellence and accounting expertise. 

Our students also get the opportunity to claim exemption from some ACCA professional examinations* to kick - start their career.​​(*Subject to validation)


Academic staff profiles

Our MSc Finance and Accounting course is an ideal preparation for those seeking to develop their careers in this most competitive and essential area of successful business management. 
Students completing this programme will have access to and expertise in all areas of accounting and financial management, form current developments in audit practice to the intricacies of taxation.

Relevant research outputs

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The modules content will be greatly used along with the examples that the lecturers give about the life experiences in relation to the modules.

Natalia Kennedy

MBA (2015-2016)

Professional Work Placements

More about placements

Professional careers is a variety of accounting and Financial Management a​reas including; Banking, Accountancy, Financial Control, Strategic Management, Insurance, Financial Services and the Public Sector.

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel. 

Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds. 

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Leeds city centre


Home to over 100,000 students, Leeds is regularly voted the UK's best student city thanks to its amazing nightlife, culture and shopping. It's also an internationally recognised centre for learning and offers brilliant graduate job prospects.  
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96%  of our​ students rate the Library and IT service staff as helpful, friendly and knowledgeable

​​4* World-leading

We have a 4* world-leading rating for some of our research outputs in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014​

Top 25% 

Our Library​ is i​n the top 25% of UK universities for e-journals

​​Top 15%

Top 15% of all UK universities for teaching quality (according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016)

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