MAcc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance at Winchester has been designed to develop a systematic understanding of current issues in accounting to meet the needs of those entering the profession in the twenty-first century.


MAcc (Hons) Accounting and Finance at University of Winchester

UCAS code: 06C2

Entry Requirements*

Typical offer: 

2017 Entry: 104-120 points

*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in Mathematics and English Language is required.

Degree duration: 

4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

International Baccalaureate: 

26 points

If English is not your first language: 

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or equivalent

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2017 Entry Full-time £9,250** p/a
Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £75 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,939.
Total Cost: £37,000** (4 years) 

International Students

2017 Entry Full-time £11,600** p/a
Total Cost: £46,400** (4 years)

For further details click here

Additional costs:


  • Core Text: It is recommended that students purchase the latest editions of all of the core textbooks. Many of these texts relate to extensive online material for which you require an access code supplied with the textbook. Cost: £350 approx.


  • Printing and Binding: The cost of printing and binding the dissertations will need to be covered by the student. Cost: £10 - £20

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information


The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) all offer graduates of this programme exemptions from some professional examinations.

Study abroad (optional):


Work placements:

Students have the opportunity to undertake professional practice placements during the programme for three months, six months or one year.


Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Integrated Masters

An Integrated Masters is a four-year, full-time programme consisting of three years of study at undergraduate degree level followed by one year of study at Masters level, usually with increased emphasis on professional relevance.

For those programmes where an Integrated Masters option is available, students may exit the programme at the end of three years (full-time) and graduate with a Bachelor degree with Honours or, subject to reaching a suitable standard of achievement, may proceed to the fourth year studying at Masters level (Level 7).

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here

**Indicative Fees for 2017/18 Home and EU students are £9,250 per year. Whilst the inflationary fee increases in tuition fees and student support loans have been announced by the Minister, they are still subject to formal parliamentary approval and the approval of The University of Winchester Board of Governors. International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

Undergraduate fees on the website and in course leaflets
If you are starting your degree in September 2017, the first year will cost you £9,250. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a four-year degree would be £37,000 (Home and EU), £46,400 (International). However, please be aware that this may change. Our fees will be reviewed annually before the academic year begins and in-line with Parliament's approval of inflationary increases or decreases to fees for institutions with high quality teaching. 

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here.

If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

Students may wish to pursue the three-year BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme or complete this four-year MAcc (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme which has been designed to encourage students to develop their technical knowledge and professional skills relevant to the discipline of accounting.

This programme includes more technical accounting modules, such as Audit and Taxation. It also offers the maximum exemptions
from professional accountancy examinations. This programme is an ideal first step for those students who wish to charter as accountant, but it also provides a strong foundation for students who aspire to have a career in the wider financial sector.

Alternatively, students may pursue the four-year integrated Masters programme - these students study for an extra year and graduate with an MAcc (Hons), as opposed to a BA (Hons).

Students opting for the four-year MAcc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance develop their capacity for critical thinking, independent learning and research. The MAcc programme covers the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of contemporary accounting and finance issues. The aim is to contribute to the development of higher level professional skills and competencies.

Year 1

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Programme Focused Assessment
  • Finance
  • Business Management and Economics
  • Business Law, Ethics and Governance

Year 2

  • Business and Personal Tax
  • International Financial Reporting
  • Accounting Research and Analysis
  • Management Accounting and Financial Management

Year 3

  • Strategic Performance Management
  • Financial Information

Optional modules: Students may choose from a range of optional modules from the list below:

  • Advanced Financial Reporting 
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Professional Practice 1 - Personal and Professional Development 
  • Professional Practice 2 - Processes and Systems 
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Investments
  • Strategic Tax Planning
  • Volunteering for Accounting
  • Business Ethics
  • Managing Change
  • Employing People
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Financial Risk Management 
  • Strategic Performance Management
  • Audit and Assurance 
  • Advanced Business Reporting
  • Social Enterprise
  • People Engagement and Development
  • Project Management
  • Dissertation

Year 4

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Corporate Finance and Financial Strategy
  • Principles of Responsible Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance

Optional modules: Students may choose from a range of optional modules from the list below:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Global Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Advanced Financial Analysis
  • Business Consulting
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Control Systems 

For further information about modules, please view the course leaflet (see right-hand side).

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above. 

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here, further studies or future employment. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students are required to take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of learning resources available. In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars and workshops), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services to students within the University.

Key features of the student experience are the effective use of real world business applications in the classroom, including stock market simulations and accounting software packages. There are numerous talks given by guest speakers from practice discussing topical business issues. Students on the programme are encouraged to undertake year long work experience placements which are structured training programmes that are monitored and supported by the Winchester Business School. There are also opportunities for students to participate in national and international business competitions such as the Charted Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Global Business Challenge and the Winchester Research Apprentice Scheme. The latter gives students the opportunity to work alongside an academic member of staff on a live funded research project.

Programme Leader

Teaching team

Further Information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library 

The University is committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to students on their academic progress and achievement, enabling them to reflect on their progress and plan their academic and skills development effectively. Students are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from their course tutors and lecturers.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Many of our accounting graduates take up trainee accounting positions with accounting firms or departments and go on to become professionally qualified accountants. Others choose to enter a wide range of business careers such as banking, insurance, financial services and general management. Recent employers of accounting graduates include Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers Britvic, Enterprise Rent a Car, Weird Fish, PMR Partnership and Inspired Gaming Group. Accountancy and related careers are particularly well paid, recognising the skills developed as a result of following a relevant degree and subsequent professional qualification.

For more information about graduate employment visit - From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.


The University of Winchester Accounting degrees have been accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). This means that students may be awarded exemptions from some of their professional courses and examinations giving them part qualified status with the main professional body they register with. 

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

Course Enquiries and Applications

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International Students

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