UoB – MSc Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-Up)

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This degree is awarded by the University of Bolton and distance delivered by WINC

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Mode of Study

Full Time, Online Delivery with Scheduled Lectures

Credit Value

90 Credits


3 Modules


One Exam, Dissertation and Oral Defence


Study Materials/E-library


The MSc Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-Up) programme is designed to advance your career in business, accounting, and financial management roles. Aligned with the Final Year ACCA programme, it provides comprehensive knowledge in finance, accountancy, and broader management, essential for success in both private and public sectors.

With a strong focus on research methods, the programme equips you with valuable skills in using research tools and analytical techniques. By enhancing your critical thinking and investigative skills, the programme prepares you for professional practice and empowers you to make effective financial decisions. Whether you aspire to a career in financial management or accountancy, this programme builds upon your existing qualifications and offers valuable insights applicable across various industries.

About University of Bolton

The University of Bolton, based in Bolton, United Kingdom, is an esteemed institution dedicated to delivering excellence in education. With a rich history spanning over 190 years, the university is renowned for its rigorous academics, innovative teaching methods, and emphasis on practical skills development.

The University of Bolton prepares students for their future careers by offering globally recognised programmes and a curriculum designed to meet industry demands. With a focus on practical learning and real-world applications, students graduate equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields.

Entry Requirement

For entry onto the MSc Accounting and Financial Management (Top-up) qualification, learners must possess:

    • Ofqual-regulated qualifications in the relevant subject area at Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance with 100 credits
    • Qualified accountants such as CIPFA / CIMA / ICAEW / ICAS / ACCA can get a direct entry on to the MSc Accounting and Financial Management (Top-up)

How Students Study

Learning and teaching methods apply a blended style. This may include lectures, seminars, tutorials and critiques, self-directed learning, e-learning and laboratory/workshop sessions, as well as online sessions and support. Practical skills are acquired through technical introduction and support, workshop sessions, demonstrations and activity-based assignments. Active learning is promoted with a strong practical theme, throughout.

Qualification Structure

The following modules will be covered in the MSc Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-Up) degree course, carrying a total of 90 credits.

This module highlights leadership, consultancy, and professional skills through a case study, covering various organisational functions, innovation, and the impact of new technologies on business. It aims to foster Influence and impact, professional identity, and skills mastery (GAME+ attributes).

This module preps you for your dissertation by crafting a research proposal, the foundation for your first three dissertation chapters. You'll set objectives, build a conceptual framework, study research methods, and address ethics while focusing on critical self-management and skills mastery.

This module focuses on research, requiring a dissertation building on prior work in Accountancy or Financial Management. It emphasises critical analysis, autonomy, and problem-solving, with a relevant dissertation topic. Attributes emphasised include influence, self-management, creativity, and skills mastery.

Career Progression

The MSc Accountancy and Financial Management course is designed for professionals working in the business, accountancy and finance sectors. The programme is designed to enable you to develop your understanding of the principles and practice of financial management and accounting, the context in which they operate and how they are managed. It offers you the opportunity to learn the applied skills involved in financial reporting and financial management, as well as wider management issues such as corporate and social responsibility, risk and business strategy, financial performance and taxation/auditing.