MSc Accounting and Finance [Top-up]

This MSc Accounting and Finance [Top-up] programme enables you to build on your professional accounting qualification and focus on the next phase of your development. The programme incorporates both finance and leadership modules, as well as an individual project that will develop your analytical and communication skills. You will exit with a valuable Master's level qualification to enhance your professional standing.

The MSc Accounting and Finance degree is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details

London City

Start Date

September and March

Length of programme

Six-months, full-time

Modes of study



Coursework, one examination and an extended project

How to apply

To apply online, please apply direct or for more information request a call back


Key Information

  • You will enhance your understanding of business issues in accounting and finance, as well as develop your leadership and employability skills, making you a more attractive employee
  • Classes are taught by experienced practitioners and academic staff
  • Learning materials are provided by BPP Learning Media, an ACCA-approved provider for content
  • You will receive high quality student support via the student manager team based in the business school
  • English language support is provided as part of the programme, if required

Your Top-up programme

Our Master’s in Accounting and Finance Top-up programme is ideal if you have completed a professional accounting qualification and are looking for ways to enhance your career and understanding of key accounting principles. 

Course Structure

During our Leadership for Finance Professional module, you will develop the skills necessary to manage clients, teams and projects effectively. With an emphasis on the financial sector you will enhance your understanding of how to deliver and sustain organisational performance.

During our Portfolio Management module you will be introduced to the world of active fund management in various international settings, enhancing your understanding of the entire portfolio management process.

During your final module, Business Research Skills and Consultancy Project, you will consolidate of all your learning, from your professional and academic experience, to provide you with the opportunity to indicate that you have the appropriate academic and business skills needed to succeed in the ever-more complex finance roles in an organisation.

Learn from tutors with real-world experience

You will learn from experienced tutors, many of whom are qualified accountants themselves, who will bring real world examples into the classroom, to further enhance your understanding and preparation for the workplace. 



Our MSc Accounting and Finance (top-up) programme consists of three modules which will equip you with the knowledge and skills to progress in your career in accounting and finance.

  • Leadership for Finance Professionals (15 credits)
  • Portfolio Management (15 credits)
  • Business Research Skills and Consultancy Project (30 credits)

Educational background

Students wishing to study the MSc Accounting and Finance [Top-up] will require:

  • Professional membership or exam qualified status of a recognised professional accounting institute

If you do not think you meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us and we can review your options.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language and you do not hold an honours degree that was delivered in English, you will be required to provide certified proof of ability in written and spoken English to, at least, IELTS level 6.5 (overall) or equivalent, plus a minimum of 6.5 in writing in addition to the above entry requirements.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for one of our English language programmes.

Study locations


For UK / EU Students:
The full programme fee is £5,000

For International Students:
The full programme fee is £5,150

Additional Charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for exams £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15-credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20-credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30-credit module £800


BPP University Scholarships

We know that you are a student with passion, drive and a real desire to learn. That is why we have scholarships that you may find helpful if you simply do not have the finances to go to university. In 2015 alone, we offered over £400,000 in scholarship funding. For more information please visit:

Additional Funding Options

For those who need it, BPP University’s Student Services support team can provide funding advice and assistance. This includes information on other options open to you, such as bursaries and grants from professional bodies, charities, employers and other institutions who give financial support. For instance, funding may be available through scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company ( or Future Finance student loans*.

For more information on Future Finance loans, financial support and addition funding please visit /bpp-university/student-finance

*Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the Future Finance loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website at BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.