• 6th in The Guardian University Guide 2019
  • 7th in The Complete University Guide 2019
  • 11th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
  • Strong links with professional firms and institutes

Our accounting programmes will give you a well-rounded insight into the world of accounting. We combine the latest academic theories with practical skills to enable you to launch a dynamic career in a wide range of sectors.

You will be taught by leading academics, who are highly respected in their fields. They bring expertise from a wide range of backgrounds, including financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, taxation, corporate governance, and auditing. You will benefit from intensive computer training covering key financial databases including Thomson Reuters, Datastream, Morning Star and other software systems.

Our MSc programmes have been designated ACCA Academic Professional Partnership Programmes by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). With strong links to professional firms and institutions your Masters degree will be widely recognised in today’s global marketplace.

Accounting research

Accounting at Exeter has a long history of research excellence and we undertake research in a variety of topics, from taxation, corporate governance and capital markets, to broader sustainability and social accounting.

Our research is driven by the understanding that accounting continues to play a fundamental role in organisations and society. As a result, many of our inspiring academics are regularly invited to advise policy-makers at institutions including H.M Revenue and Customs, International Accounting Standards Board, and the Bank of England.

Accounting programmes


MSc Accounting and Finance

This programme offers you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of financial management, financial accounting, and management accounting and will sharpen your quantitative skills in finance.

12 months

MSc Accounting and Taxation

Our unique programme is designed to offer you a high-level academic understanding of contemporary developments in taxation policy and practice, together with accounting.

12 or 24 months