PGCert Accounting and Financial Management

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Bristol, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate
Study mode
1 year
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Entry Requirements

  • a good honours degree in either Accounting and Finance (minimum 2:2), or Business/related subject (minimum 2:1) with a significant accounting and finance content (normally at least 25% of the degree) from a recognised Higher Education institution, or
  • equivalent, from a recognised overseas institution or
  • to have successfully completed all of the Fundamental papers of the ACCA syllabus or the Certificate, Operational and Management levels of the CIMA syllabus, and have at least two years' relevant work experience. (If you have passed any of the ACCA Professional level or CIMA Strategic level papers you may be eligible for exemption from one or more of the MSc modules).


Core modules

  • Fundamentals of Financial Management - equips you with an understanding of the principal functions of financial management and develops knowledge and skills relevant to finance managers in relation to financing, investment and controlling decisions.
  • Financial Context and Contemporary Issues - develops your ability to comprehend contemporary and potential future accounting and financial management issues from a questioning and holistic perspective.
  • Corporate Strategy - provides a wide-ranging introduction to the broad social and economic environment in which business enterprises plan and implement their strategic objectives.
  • Corporate Financial Strategy - enables you to evaluate and discuss a range of issues within corporate finance, and gain an understanding of finance from the firm's perspective.
  • Performance Measurement and Management - provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills concerned with the identification, measurement, interpretation, communication and management of costs and other key performance indicators.
  • Corporate Financial Reporting - develops your knowledge and understanding of contemporary practical and conceptual issues in external financial reporting.
  • Research Methods - provides you with sufficient research training to plan, undertake, and effectively manage a substantial, analytical dissertation.

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