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Accounting and Finance (BSc)

Award Bachelor of Science Typical Offer AAB AAB (View full entry requirements) Duration 3 years Course Type Full-time Campus Highfield UCAS Course code N400 Open days and visits Order a prospectus Student life

About this course

This course is undergoing revalidation. This is an internal quality assurance process that may result in some changes to course content in the future.

Learn how to prepare and interpret financial and managerial information for a variety of users. You’ll also gain a sound understanding of investment and finance. Our research-focused academics keep the course up to date with the latest financial, regulatory and accounting requirements and trends.

BSc Accounting and Finance is a flexible course and can be tailored to your own interests and career plans. You could choose to learn more about international banking, or select modules in other areas of business and management such as marketing, human resources management, or project management.

With this accounting and finance degree you will:

  • benefit from direct contact with research-led academics who are experts in corporate governance, taxation, auditing, and financial accounting and reporting
  • gain a thorough grounding in management and financial accounting theory and practice
  • explore possible career paths by taking optional modules in a range of business and management topics
  • take a year on an industrial placement to improve your skills
  • benefit from our strong links with industry, including an opportunity to present an assignment to audit partners from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • attend guest lectures
  • gain accreditations that will enable you to apply for exemptions from professional exams

All of our Business courses include the option to spend a year studying abroad, at one of our partners in Europe, North America, Australia or Asia. It is a unique opportunity to experience another culture, improve your language skills and enhance your CV.

You’ll graduate with a degree accredited by:

  • ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
  • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
  • AIA (Association of International Accountants)
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy)

Our graduates have gone on to work for leading banking and finance companies such as Deloitte and Barclays Capital.

Your A level results will determine which core or compulsory modules you’ll need to take. 

Study this course in Malaysia

You can also study this course at University of Southampton Malaysia.

Find out more about our Malaysia courses and how to apply

Accreditations

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Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA)

Entry requirements

Select the academic year you want to see entry requirements for For Academic Year 2021/22

For Academic year 202122

A-levels

AAB

A-levels additional information

Offers typically exclude General Studies
The below subjects are considered as restricted. This means that we can accept one subject from the following list if combined with other academic subjects
Applied subjects
Art: including Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles
Communication Studies
Communication and Culture
Creative Media
Creative Writing
Critical Thinking
Dance
Drama
Film Studies
Health & Social Care
Home Economics
Hospitality and Supervision
ICT/IT
Leisure Studies
Media Studies
Music Technology
Outdoor Education
PE
Performing Arts
Public Services
Sports Studies/Science
Theatre Studies
Travel & Tourism
World Development
Please note; Computing, Computer Studies, Product Design and Applied Business (single and double awards) are not considered to be restricted subjects More information about A-levels

A-levels with Extended Project Qualification

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A level offer:

ABB and grade A in the EPQ

A-levels contextual offer

We are committed to ensuring that all applicants with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise an applicant’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience.

Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows:

ABB or

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level More information about International Baccalaureate Diploma

International Baccalaureate contextual offer

We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP) statement

Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements.

Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information. or

BTEC

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Other requirements

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GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 6/B *). * We can accept a grade 5 in GCSE mathematics if you achieve grade B in A level Maths, Physics, Economics, Geography, Psychology or Business

English language requirements

If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English. You’ll need all of the following scores as a minimum:

IELTS score requirements

overall score 6.5 reading 6.0 writing 6.0 speaking 6.0 listening 6.0

We accept other English language tests. Find out which English language tests we accept.

Got a question?

Please contact our enquiries team if you’re not sure that you have the right experience or qualifications to get onto this course.

Email: [email protected]
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Foundation programmes for international students

A foundation programme will give you the language skills and subject knowledge you need if you’re not qualified for direct entry to your chosen undergraduate course.

You’ll progress to your chosen course after successfully completing the foundation programme.

Find out more about undergraduate foundation programmes for international students.

Course structure

This course is made up of a combination of modules.

Compulsory modules will give you a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of management and financial accounting.

Different to other accounting and finance degrees, you can choose from a wide range of optional modules. Choose from risk management to learning a language and also explore finance economics and accounting topics in more detail.

You do not need to select your modules when you apply. Your academic tutor will help you to customise your course.

Year 1 overview

You’ll study the fundamentals of management. You’ll gain a vital understanding of the theories and techniques of successful management, and work as a team to develop and deliver a presentation.

Other key subjects include management accounting and financial management. Your optional modules cover management analysis and the foundations of business analytics.

Year 2 overview

You’ll gain a greater understanding of business essentials such as financial accounting, company law, portfolio theory, and the principles of audit and taxation.

You can choose from a wide range of module options including human resource management, digital marketing, and management ethics.

You’ll also be able to broaden your studies by choosing:

Year 3 overview

Your final-year dissertation is a chance for you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills by completing an extended piece of writing on an aspect of management you have researched yourself.

You’ll also study further compulsory modules covering financial and management accounting.

Your optional module choices include strategic marketing, project management, and futures and options.

Want more detail? See all the modules in the course.

Modules

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We’re working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

For entry in Academic Year 2021-22

You must study the following modules in year 1: Commercial Law

The purpose of the module is to provide a general overview of law relevant to students working in business and finance. The course provides an introduction to law, before focusing in more depth on areas of Contract Law and Tort Law. There is then an intro… Financial Accounting 1

• Introduction. • Conceptualising Financial Statements. • Introduction to Double Entry & Accounting Equation & Trial Balance. • Adjustments: Accruals, Prepayments & Bad Debt. • Assets, Inventory, Depreciation and Revaluation. • Sources of finance … Introduction to Economics For Non-Economists

This module introduces economic principles, theories, and methods of analysis. It provides a framework for the application of economic theory to real-world problems. The module will cover key concepts in economics. It will provide a non-technical overv… Introduction to Management

This module provides you with a broad view on key management related topics. It also provides a chance for you to gain hands-on experience on teamwork through preparation and delivery of a group presentation as part of the module assessment. The lectures … Introduction to Marketing

The module introduces you to the basic concepts of marketing and explains its function in today’s business environment. You will discuss principal theory and practice of marketing and how marketing builds value to the firm and the customer, with examples … Management Accounting 1

• to introduce the main functions of management accounting systems; • to introduce the roles of management accountants in the context of for-profit-organisations; • to introduce the key traditional management accounting techniques. Management Analysis

MANG1007 Management Analysis seeks to develop and enhance the basic mathematics and statistics knowledge and skills that are relevant to decision making in organisations. MANG1007 Management Analysis is a comprehensive module. It covers a wide range of fu…

You must also choose from the following modules in year 1: Ideas that Shaped the Business World 2: Markets and Consumers

This module helps students build an intellectual foundation to business as a field of inquiry. The module presents a ‘big history’ of ideas to expose students to the major schools of thought in philosophy, politics and early thinkers of social science (ec… Managerial Decisions

This module considers generic aspects of decision processes that take place in personal, professional and organisational contexts. The module provides students with an appreciation of key issues and behaviours that pervade all areas of judgment and decisi… Technologies that shaped the Business World: Digital Age

This module helps students to appreciate the central importance of technology in the development of business organisations, industrial sectors, and national economies more generally – ‘from steam engines to search engines’. The module will locate industri…

You must study the following modules in year 2: Business Research

Organisations exist in dynamic environments, which mean that frequent changes need to be made to remain competitive. This requires managers to make important decisions which can ‘make or break’ an organisation. These decisions need to be based on sound ev… Company Law

The aim of this module is to situate Accounting and Management students in the Company Law environment where accountants and business managers typically work. Students will consider the legal frameworks of the commercial world to gain an understanding of … Financial Accounting 2

The module is intended to introduce students to regulation in financial reporting and to examine specific problem areas using a conceptual framework as a basis of the analysis. This allows an evaluation of current external reporting practice within the co… Financial Management

This module provides a deep insight in some key theories and topics in Financial Management. The module looks at how firms and corporation manage financial investment and decisions in the long term and short term. The module will discuss topics ranging fr… Management Accounting 2

This module builds upon the foundations laid in the first year studies, principally from MANG1002 Management Accounting 1. Some of the topics covered in Management Accounting 1 will be revisited, but a significant amount of new learning material will be … Portfolio Theory and Financial Markets

The module aims to develop understanding of the role of financial markets, security analysis and valuation, efficient market theory, asset pricing theory and portfolio management. This is an excellent module to understand the basics of finance, how financ… Principles of Audit and Taxation

Auditing and taxation are both essential elements of accounting. An appreciation of the two subjects is important not only for accountants but also for management. Auditing is a crucial element of financial reporting and corporate governance. Taxation imp…

You must also choose from the following modules in year 2: Business Analytics Programming

Programming is a structured way of giving a computer unambiguous instructions to perform specific tasks. Knowledge and experience of programming not only improves your employability but it also teaches you analytical skills such as breaking down a problem… Critical Perspectives on Organisation and Management

This module explores and critically analyses diverse and sometimes opposing perspectives on organising and managing a range of organisations, including but not limited to MNCs, SMEs and local organisations. The module exposes learners to critical analyse… Human Resource Management

This module concerns issues in human resource management and organisational design. These are what ultimately implement the firm’s strategy. Although many organisations recognise the importance of managing the work force effectively and even “know” what a… Management Ethics

This module discusses issues related to business ethics. It covers philosophical foundations of ethical theories, and applications of ethical theory to real-life case studies and hypothetical dilemmas. It also discusses causes and consequences of unethica… Principles and Practice of Management Science

MANG2006 introduces the building blocks of Management Science as a discipline, which is at the heart of decision-making. The module introduces the history and the context along with the general Management Science approach to decision-making. The rest o… SAS Base Programming

This course provides part of the essential knowledge and skills required for conducting the Final Project module in the final year. SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is the leading data analytics software package. This module will cover the fundamental…

You must study the following modules in year 3: Dissertation

To provide an opportunity to undertake a sustained piece of individually researched academic study. Inter alia this provides a context within which research skills may be developed and demonstrated. Financial Accounting 3

It is a continuation module from financial accounting 2. Students will be exposed to more advanced knowledge of accounting such as consolidated group financial statements, financial instruments and share based payment. Management Accounting 3

This module introduces students to more contemporary and advanced developments in management accounting covering relevant practices and leading research in the field. The module builds on MANG1002 Management Accounting (1) and MANG2005 Management Accou…

You must also choose from the following modules in year 3: Advanced Taxation

The advanced taxation module will expand Auditing and Taxation module (Year Two) which is offered an understanding of the principles underlying the design of an effective taxation system and how operate for different taxes (income, wealth and corporation)… Auditing

The module will focus on the role of the external auditor, the procedures adopted and some of the current issues facing the profession. Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business

This module covers the development of the concept and the meaning of the term corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable business (SB); how CSR and SB models are being implemented in today’s corporations, its impact and likely future directions… Futures and Options

In the last 30 years derivatives have become increasingly important in finance and many different types of derivatives are actively traded on exchanges throughout the world. This module explores the pricing and use forwards, futures and options with a par… Information, Organisation and Accountability from a Historical Perspective

• The process of globalisation and international competition looking at the role of companies and markets in the United States, Germany, Japan, the Tiger economies and China. This provides context for developing an analysis of the response from British in… International Banking

Banks are at the heart of the global financial system. This module strives to link the theory and practice of banking in a real-world setting. Considerable attention is given to the vast array of risks that banks face and this is achieved by learning abou… Knowledge Management

As organisations have become more knowledge intensive, the ability to manage knowledge has become a matter of competitive survival. This module is intended to provide students with a blend of theory and current practice in knowledge management in organisa… Marketing in the Digital Age

The focus of this module is on the effectiveness of marketing in the context of today’s rapidly changing digital business environment. Marketing in the Digital Age offers an evolutionary, ‘digital’ perspective, beginning with its origins in customer relat… Project Management

Project management is an integrated approach to achieve non-routine business objectives. This module aims to introduce the ideas, techniques and tools of project management as used in practice. Students will be equipped with both knowledge and underst… Strategic Management

Strategic management is central to the operation of a variety of businesses in different sectors and environments. The creation of a strategy and the management of its implementation are important in developing businesses that can create and sustain a com…

Careers

Most of our graduates go straight into professional roles within the finance and accounting sector. You’ll graduate with the analytical and problem-solving skills needed for a wide range of careers with accounting and finance degree. You could choose to become:

  • an auditor
  • a tax specialist
  • a management accountant
  • a consultant

Southampton Business School graduates have secured roles in financial organisations including:

  • Bank of China
  • Deloitte
  • Development Bank of Singapore
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Like all our business school courses, this degree is also a good foundation for further study at postgraduate level. It also will help you answer how to become a financial manager and how to become a financial investment manager.

The Business School and Southampton Law School run the Small Business Clinic which offers advice to those interested in starting their own venture. With input from local companies, it offers you training and the opportunity to work with a mentor from industry to test out your ideas and receive expert feedback.

Careers services at Southampton

We are a top 20 UK university for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019). Our Careers and Employability Service will support you throughout your time as a student and for up to 5 years after graduation. This support includes:

  • work experience schemes
  • CV and interview skills and workshops
  • networking events
  • careers fairs attended by top employers
  • a wealth of volunteering opportunities
  • study abroad and summer school opportunities

We have a vibrant entrepreneurship culture and our dedicated start-up supporter, Futureworlds, is open to every student.

Fees, costs and funding

Tuition fees

Fees for a year’s study:

  • UK students pay £9,250.
  • EU and international students pay £18,520.

What your fees pay for

Your tuition fees pay for the full cost of tuition and all examinations.

Find out how to:

Accommodation and living costs, such as travel and food, are not included in your tuition fees. Explore:

Bursaries, scholarships and other funding

If you’re a UK or EU student and your household income is under £25,000 a year, you may be able to get a University of Southampton bursary to help with your living costs. Find out about bursaries and other funding we offer at Southampton.

If you’re a care leaver or estranged from your parents, you may be able to get a specific bursary.

Get in touch for advice about student money matters.

Scholarships and grants

You may be able to get a scholarship or grant that’s linked to your chosen subject area.

We award scholarships and grants for travel, academic excellence, or to students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Support during your course

The Student Services Centre offers support and advice on money to students. You may be able to access our Student Support fund and other sources of financial support during your course.

Funding for EU and international students

Find out about funding you could get as an international student.

How to apply

When you apply use:

  • UCAS course code: N400
  • UCAS institution code: S27

Apply for 2021 entry now

What happens after you apply?

We will assess your application on the strength of your:

  • predicted grades
  • academic achievements
  • personal statement
  • academic reference

We aim to respond to you within 2 to 6 weeks with a decision about your application.

Equality and diversity

We treat and select everyone in line with our Equality and Diversity Statement.

Got a question?

Please contact our enquiries team if you’re not sure that you have the right experience or qualifications to get onto this course.

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44(0)23 8059 5000

Accounting and Finance (MSc)

Award Master of Science Typical Offer 2:1 degree 2:1 degree (View full entry requirements) Duration 1 year Course Type Full-time Campus Highfield Next course starts September 2021

About this course

Become an expert in auditing, corporate governance and tax through our MSc Accounting and Finance degree. You’ll also have a rare opportunity to study international accounting and taxation. This course will prepare you for a variety of careers in accountancy and other sectors.

This master’s in accounting and finance is ideal if you have studied in accountancy, business, mathematics, or economics. It’s also suitable if you have relevant professional experience and want to improve your career opportunities.  

You’ll evaluate and apply core technical accounting and finance methods to real-world situations, and gain a detailed understanding of global financial markets and accounting systems. You can use our Bloomberg terminals for live financial data as well as a range of key databases for research.  

Throughout the course you’ll cover: 

  • equity markets 
  • investment decisions 
  • management and financial accounting  
  • mergers and acquisitions  
  • internal and external auditing 
  • behaviour

Unusually for a postgraduate in accounting and finance, you’ll have an opportunity to study international accounting and taxation. You’ll learn how a country’s social, economic, legal and political environment determines its tax regulations, and the impact of tax on company behaviours. 

Other current study choices include the rapidly expanding area of corporate governance. This will give you an understanding of high profile corporate collapses and financial crisis. You can also choose from reporting and markets, or sustainability accounting.

Specialists also give regular guest lectures and will share insights with you from current research and industry issues. This will enhance your studies and career options, giving you real networking opportunities. 

Course lead

Dr Oliver Marnet is the course lead for our MSc Accounting and Finance degree, and former Head of the Accounting Department. His research focus is on behavioural decision-making applied to audit and corporate governance. As well as continued interests in accounting, finance, audit, governance and judgement and decision-making.

He has won competitive research grant awards from, inter alia, the ICAEW and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, UK. He has also conducted research for the European Commission, Big-4 accounting firms, the Pensions & Investment Research Consultants Ltd (PIRC), Research Fortnight HE, and contributed to The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators’ (ICSA) review of the Higgs Guidance for the Financial Reporting Council.

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree or an accepted equivalent qualification, with at least 7 modules in either of these subject areas: 

  • accounting
  • auditing

Find the equivalent international qualifications for your country. 

We’ll consider the following professional qualifications if you have an unrelated degree subject:

  • Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Work experience in Accounting is not a requirement but can compensate for unrelated degree subject/grades.

We do not accept the following subjects:

  • Language Studies – degrees that focus on learning a language or how to translate, such as ‘Business English’, ‘Applied English’, or ‘Translation’, are not acceptable. However, this restriction does not apply to ‘English’ and ‘English literature’ degrees of the kind taught in the UK.
  • Art/Design/Vocational Studies – degrees that focus on learning a particular form of art, craft or vocation. These include degrees in art, graphic design, photography, television broadcasting, script writing, or performance/dance.

English language requirements

If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English. You’ll need all of the following scores as a minimum:

IELTS score requirements

overall score 6.5 reading 6.5 writing 6.5 speaking 6.0 listening 6.0

We accept other English language tests. Find out which English language tests we accept.

Recognition of professional experience

If you don’t have the exact entry requirements, but you have significant work experience in this sector we’ll assess your relevant professional experience, your subject knowledge and your aptitude for learning.

Your application will be considered on individual merit and you may be asked to attend an interview.

Got a question?

Please contact us if you’re not sure you have the right experience or qualifications to get onto this course.

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44(0)23 8059 5000

Course structure

This is a full-time, 1-year course, running from September to the following September. Your studies will be divided into 3 semesters and you’ll have exams in January and May. 

The content is covered in taught modules in semester 1 and 2.

The research methods module in semester 2 relates to the development of your research proposal. This will form the basis of your dissertation in semester 3.

Want more detail? See all the modules in the course.

Modules

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We’re working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

For entry in Academic Year 2021-22

Year 1 modules

You must study the following modules: Corporate Finance

This module provides a deep insight in some key theories and topics in Corporate Finance. The module looks at how firms and corporation manage financial investment and decisions in the long term and short term. The module will discuss topics ranging fro… Dissertation in Accounting, Finance and Management

The dissertation stage of your Postgraduate programme involves an extended, independent investigation of a topic of your own choice within accounting, finance and management and the preparation of a 15,000 word dissertation describing your work. Essentia… Equity Markets

This module aims to provide students with practical knowledge of the equity markets (primary and secondary markets, and mergers and acquisitions activities), as well as an overall understanding in the theoretical foundation and empirical evidence with reg… Financial Accounting 1

Financial accounting relates to the measurement and recording of business transactions. It underlies the annual reports published by companies which shareholders and other stakeholder use to assess the past performance of the business and make decisions a… Financial Accounting 2

The module builds on MANG6030 Financial Accounting 1 and exposes students to various accounting theories and approaches to further their understanding of accounting developments nationally (UK) and internationally. The module also exposes students to some… Foundations of Research in Accounting and Finance

There are two broad objectives to the module: • The first objective is to introduce students to academic research concerned with social sciences in general and accounting, finance and management research, in particular. The course will therefore enha… Management Accounting 1

The principal aim of this module is to introduce you to a range of management accounting decision-making techniques. Specifically, you will be encouraged to appreciate the situations within which management accounting techniques work and their limitations… Management Accounting 2

The principal aim of this module is to introduce you to a range of strategic management accounting techniques and encourage you to further explore management accounting change phenomenon.

You must also choose from the following modules: Financial Reporting and Markets

Students will be introduced to the regulation of financial reporting; the information perspective to financial reporting; the valuation relevance of financial reporting; economic consequences and Positive Accounting Theory; Earnings management. International Accounting and Taxation

The module will provide students with an understanding of the nature of accounting practices and taxation of international activities. With respect to accounting it emphasises the importance of a country’s cultural, social, economic, legal and political e… International Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance is an area that has grown rapidly in the last few years fuelled by high profile corporate collapses and financial crisis. The module builds on sound theoretical base to encompass the latest developments in the field worldwide. It tak…

Learning and assessment

Learning

You’ll learn technical skills in finance and accounting and will improve your transferable skills such as analytical thinking, team working and communication and writing.  

You’ll learn through a variety of methods including:  

  • access to Bloomberg terminals for live financial data 
  • interactive in-class technology  
  • using financial databases for research 
  • applying knowledge to media and business case studies 
  • talks from The Institute of Chartered Accountants and top firms
  • numerical problem-solving tasks 

Assessment

Assessment methods include: 

  • exams 
  • coursework 
  • group essays 
  • group presentations 

Dissertation

To complete this master’s you’ll need to carry out an individual research project. You’ll write a 15,000 word dissertation as part of this.  

Your research project will be supervised.  

Academic Support

We have an open and friendly culture at Southampton Business School and will support you whenever you need it.  

Your personal academic tutor is there to offer help and advice on academic issues, and the module leaders and course leader are also available for course-related questions.  

In addition, the University provides a range of support services including language and writing skills support. 

Fees, costs and funding

Tuition fees

Fees for a year’s study:

  • UK students pay £13,660.
  • EU and international students pay £26,500.

Check fees for other versions of this course.

What your fees pay for

Your tuition fee covers the full cost of tuition and any exams.

Find out how to pay your tuition fees.

Accommodation and living costs, such as travel and food, are not included in your tuition fees. Explore:

10% alumni discount

If you’re a graduate of the University of Southampton you get a 10% discount on your postgraduate tuition fees.

Postgraduate Master’s Loans (UK nationals only)

This can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate master’s course. Find out if you’re eligible.

Funding your postgraduate studies

A variety of additional scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations.

Funding for EU and international students

Find out about funding you could get as an international student.

How to apply

  1. Use the ‘apply for this course’ button on this page to take you to our online application form.
  2. Search for the course you want to apply for.
  3. Complete the application form and upload any supporting documents.
  4. Submit your application.

Application deadlines

We receive a high volume of applications for this programme. So that we can guarantee a good quality of service and select the most able students, we operate admissions in stages.

If we offer you a place, you will need to accept the offer within 30 working days. If you accept, you must also pay a tuition fee deposit within 32 working days. If you do not meet these deadlines, we will offer your place to another applicant. Application stages and deadlines

Stage:Applications open:Deadline for applications (midnight):Decisions back to applicants by (5pm):
1Monday 19 October 2020Thursday 12 November 2020Friday 18 December 2020
2Friday 20 November 2020Thursday 14 January 2021Friday 19 February 2021
3Friday 22 January 2021Thursday 18 March 2021Friday 23 April 2021
4Friday 26 March 2021International applicants: Thursday 20 May 2021 UK applicants:
Thursday 26 August 2021
International applicants: Friday 25 June 2021* UK applicants:
Friday 10 September 2021

* If you are an international applicant who requires a visa to study in the UK, you will need to allow enough time to apply for and receive your visa before our induction events from 27 September 2021. If we are able to make enough offers to fill all places on the programme in any stage, we may not open the programme in later stages.

Application assessment fee

We’ll ask you to pay a £50 application assessment fee if you’re applying for any postgraduate taught course that starts in or after September 2021.

This is an extra one-off charge which is separate to your tuition fees. It covers the work and time it takes us to assess your application. You’ll be prompted to pay when you submit your application which won’t progress until you’ve paid.

If you’re a current or former University of Southampton student, if you’re applying for a Master of Research (MRes) degree, or if you’re applying for a PGCE course via UCAS, you will not need to pay the fee. Find out if you’re exempt on our terms and conditions page.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

If you’re an international student you’ll need approval from the UK’s Academic Approval Scheme before you can study this course.

The ATAS certificate is required for certain sensitive postgraduate subjects.

Supporting information

When you apply you’ll need to submit a personal statement explaining why you want to take the course. 

You’ll need to include information about: 

  • your knowledge of the subject area
  • why you want to study a postgraduate qualification in this course
  • how you intend to use your qualification

You’ll also need to send 2 academic references. 

Please include the required paperwork showing your first degree and your IELTS English language test score (if you are a non-native English speaker) with your application. Without these, your application may be delayed.

Learn more about how to apply with our postgraduate application guide.

What happens after you apply

You’ll be able to track your application through our online Applicant Record System.

We’ll assess your application on the strength of your:

  • academic achievements
  • relevant professional experience
  • personal statement
  • academic references

We’ll usually make one of 4 decisions:

  1. Offer you a place on this course
  2. Offer you a place on a different course which we think suits you better
  3. Tell you that we’ll consider your application a second time in the next stage
  4. Tell you that your application has been unsuccessful

If we decide to consider your application a second time in the next stage, this will only happen once.

If we offer you a place, you’ll need to accept the offer within 30 working days. If you do not meet this deadline, we’ll offer your place to another applicant.

We may invite you to an interview, which will take place by phone if you live abroad. You’ll get an email from the admissions tutor if we’d like to talk to you before offering you a place.

Equality and diversity

We treat and select everyone in line with our Equality and Diversity Statement.

Got a question?

Please contact us if you’re not sure you have the right experience or qualifications to get onto this course.

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44(0)23 8059 5000

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