Why study this course?

Expand your knowledge of accounting and finance theory and gain practical experience of using financial services software. You’ll develop transferable business skills such as problem solving and adaptability, helping you to prepare for a successful career in the financial sector.

This course is perfect if you’re currently working in finance or accounting and want to gain an academic qualification in international finance and finance operations, or if you’re looking to go into this field.

More about this course

This master’s degree is designed to develop your skills and understanding of accounting and finance theory and practice.

You’ll study the major disciplines in international accounting and finance, such as international financial reporting and advanced financial management, plus how these relate to business operations. You’ll also learn about the multifaceted role that accountants play in organisations.

London is one of the world’s leading centres of finance and is unrivalled in Europe. Although there have been some major challenges in the sector over the past few years due to Brexit and COVID-19, financial services in London remain a strong recruiter with lots of exciting opportunities available.

This course will develop your analytical and problem solving skills, and your ability to adapt to change, which are important skills to have in the rapidly changing business environment. By building a solid foundation of knowledge, you’ll be prepared for a professional or managerial role in the industry.

Using our Bloomberg room, you’ll have access to the same Bloomberg financial data that’s used on trading floors and in investment houses around the world. Having access to this data will help inform your decisions, aid research, assist you in analysing facts and figures of the current market, and enable you to join the elite group of Bloomberg users around the world. As well as building knowledge of Bloomberg, you’ll also develop expertise in other financial services packages such as Sage accounting software, EViews’ statistical package and IBM’s SPSS statistics software.

We understand the importance of industry insight, which is why you’ll be taught by people with industry experience and hear from practitioners via guest lectures.


This course uses a range of assessment methods including essays, group work, case studies, individual presentations, coursework, mini-projects, group reports, in-class tests, seen and unseen exams.

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Entry requirements

You'll be required to have:

  • a 2.1 degree in any subject from the UK or undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK Second Class Upper Division; or
  • a 2.2 honours degree in a relevant subject area or equivalent international qualification.
  • IELTs 6.0 as a standard University entry requirement.

Other qualifications plus relevant business experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For mature applicants without a degree, you may be considered on merit of 2+ years of appropriate work experience and other professional development or professional qualifications.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. This course requires you to meet our standard requirements

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example modules include:

  • International Financial Reporting (core, 20 credits)
  • Audit and Assurance (core, 20 credits)
  • Advanced Financial Management (core, 20 credits)
  • Data Analysis for Global Business (core, 20 credits)
  • Business Consultancy Project (alternative core, 60 credits)
  • Dissertation (alternative core, 60 credits)
  • Fundamentals of CSR and Sustainability (option, 20 credits)
  • Environmental Economics (option, 20 credits)
  • Practical Sustainability (option, 20 credits)
  • International Corporate Finance (option, 20 credits)
  • Financial Derivatives and Risk Management (option, 20 credits)
  • International Logistics (option, 20 credits)
  • Commercial and Investment Banking (option, 20 credits)
  • Financial Regulation and Compliance (option, 20 credits)
  • Economics of International Trade (option, 20 credits)
  • Business Work Placement Project  (option, 20 credits)

Where this course can take you

There is a high demand for highly skilled graduates in accounting and finance, so this course would be a great opportunity to either launch or progress your career in this industry. Successful graduates could go on to work in London, the UK or internationally.

By choosing to study in one of the world’s epicentres for financial services, you’ll benefit from a huge number of regional employers such as HSBC, JP Morgan, Google, Deloitte, Barclays, P&G, plus many other organisations including charities and local government.

You could also go on to take professional courses and qualifications from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) or The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF).

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

Important information for international applicants

Due to unprecedented demand for our courses for the autumn 2023 intake, international admissions are now closed for this postgraduate course. Please check back at a later date to view future available intakes.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

If you require a Student visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.

When to apply

We advise applying as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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