12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2014-15
UK and EU: full time £8,500 part time £4,250
International: full time £16,475
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This programme focuses on the analysis of individual companies and there is a significant emphasis on accounting, corporate strategy and valuation in addition to the core financial analysis modules.
The MA is aimed at graduates from management, business or economics based disciplines who would like to gain more specialist knowledge of issues related to financial analysis. It will also appeal to non-business graduates with good numeracy levels who wish to develop financial skills and understanding.
Accredited by ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and AIA (The Association of International Accountants) the programme provides candidates with seven exemptions from selected professional examination papers.
Though the programme you will develop:
• academic and practical understanding of core subjects within an international context
• skills in the manipulation of spreadsheets, databases, econometric and statistical software, with practical study of real world data via DataStream and other industry sources
• skills in both quantitative and qualitative analysis
• an analytical approach to complex data leading to sound judgements around investment management
• the ability to synthesise complex information through presentation of a report on a company of your choice, based on your analysis of financial and accounting data, strategy and corporate governance, concluding with a valuation of the company itself
The emphasis on ‘hands on’ analysis of real world data using industry sources offers a particularly rich learning experience for students on this programme.
Normally an upper-second-class Honours degree, or an international equivalent. Applicants must also have a basic level of numeracy equivalent to GCSE or above.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-section), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can often provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
Studying for a PhD within CURDS provides a fantastic opportunity to learn from globally renowned experts in the fields of economic geography and local and regional development.