Assessment

The Finance MSc and Accounting and Financial Management MSc are composed of a total of 180 credits. The taught element of these programmes comprises eight taught modules, each weighted at 15 credits (120 credits in total – two thirds of the degree).

The largest single element of both programmes is the dissertation which is completed during the summer term and is weighted at 60 credits (one third of the total degree). 

Assessment methods

The modules are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling you to demonstrate your capability in different ways – for example, working both individually and in teams. Most modules use more than one type of assessment. Methods used include formal examinations (normally held in January and March/April), individual coursework essays and assignments, group-based reports and case study analysis. 

In order to pass the MSc, you must obtain a final overall programme average of at least 50%, with no more than three modules in the 40%–49% mark range (following resit exams). A minimum pass mark of 50% in the dissertation is also required for the award of the MSc degree.