Studying a Master's in Finance, FinTech and Accounting at Salford

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Our expert-taught, industry-led finance and accounting master’s will help you deepen your knowledge and enhance your career.

You’ll study close to Manchester city centre, which has the largest regional financial and professional services industry outside of London and has been named one of the world's top FinTech cities. This means you will have many opportunities to engage with the industry through placements, guest speakers, live briefs or internships throughout the course.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to tackle the next challenge in your career and follow in the footsteps of our successful international graduates who have gone on to work for leading companies. The companies our international graduates work for include JP Morgan Chase & Co, Bank of New York Mellon and Innovate UK.

Professor Janice Allan

Hear from the Dean of Salford Business School, Professor Janice Allan, about what makes our school special.  

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Why study at Salford Business School?


Benefit from real-world learning opportunities such as live briefs, internships, guest speakers or placements


Join a supportive, multicultural community which celebrates our diverse student body and hosts cultural events


Be supported through your studies by our dedicated support staff and peer mentoring programme


Gain employability skills through our dedicated career advisors and events such as Global Week


Study on our green campus in the heart of Greater Manchester’s rapidly evolving business, digital and financial sectors


Gain career-focused skills and knowledge from our expert teaching staff

Building Employability Skills

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During your time studying with us, you’ll not only gain academic knowledge but also the professional skills and experience needed to take your career to the next level including:

  • Opportunities to engage with the industry through placements and internships
  • Mock interviews, assessment centres and networking sessions
  • VR body-swap technology to practice and optimise interview skills
  • Live projects with the industry, business challenges and access to simulation suites
  • Launch@Salford, our very own incubator for business start-ups, supported by our experts

Discover Salford Business School

Picture yourself studying with us! Explore our business simulation suites and our teaching and study spaces.

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What opportunities are there for placements?

Our MSc Finance, MSc FinTech and MSc Accounting and Finance have the option to complete a six-month paid placement as part of the final trimester of the course. Alternatively, there is an option to complete a three-month unpaid internship or a dissertation for the third trimester. Whilst our students are responsible for finding their own placements, we have lots of support within the university and Salford Business School to help you.

Will the university help me to find work experience and placements?

While students are responsible for finding their own work experience and industry placements, the dedicated Business School employability team will guide and support you throughout the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations, but it allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and will help you in securing your placement with support such as CV writing and interview skills.

What connections with industry does the school have?

Salford Business School works closely with industry partners. They provide feedback about our modules and courses, ensuring our teaching is close to the demands of the job market and what is expected from an accounting graduate. There are regular job fairs with a range of companies on campus, so students have the chance to talk to them and get more information about placements, internships, and graduate jobs. Also, students will have networking opportunities with professionals at guest talks/lectures, and dedicated networking events.

Do you offer support to help students fund their studies?

We offer a selection of scholarships to help you fund your postgraduate studies. Our Global Gold Excellence Scholarship is worth £3,000 and our Global Silver Excellence Scholarship is worth £2,500. Both of these scholarships are automatically deducted from your tuition fees.

We are located close to Manchester city centre which is a growing hub for businesses in the North of England. As a result, there are lots of opportunities to find part-time work in a variety of industries. We have an on-campus part-time recruitment agency, Unitemps, who can support you in finding a job within the university or at another local business. Our Careers and Enterprise team can also work with you to improve your CV and interview technique to secure a part-time job.

We offer support to help with the cost of living in the UK. Details of the different support schemes can be found on our cost of living webpage. You’ll also find information on discounts and offers on this webpage.