Accounting, Economics and Finance

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Professionally accredited courses preparing you for a career in the accounting and financial sectors

Undergraduate Courses Undergraduate Courses

Accountancy and Financial Management

BA (Hons) Accredited

A degree focusing on the complementary disciplines of accounting and finance with an accelerated route to professional qualification as an accountant

Accounting and Business

BA (Hons) Accredited

An accredited accountancy course offering a commercially relevant education within the context of business

Accounting with Finance

BA (Hons) Accredited

An accredited accountancy course blended with the financial expertise and strategic insight suited to a career in finance

Business Economics

BSc (Econ) (Hons)

A technical economics-based degree with a particular focus on issues related to the world of business


BSc (Econ) (Hons)

A course with a strong practical emphasis combining the principles and applications of pure economics

Economics and Management

BA (Hons) Accredited

An inter-related course providing the theory and techniques to apply and exploit economics within the business environment

Economics, Finance and Banking

BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Gain a solid academic basis in all three areas – study the complex effects of economic policy and practice in finance and banking

Finance with Business Communication

BA (Hons) Accredited

A course for international students to study global finance issues while refining their English language skills

Financial Management for Business

BA (Hons) Accredited

Discover the role of finance in a business context in order to become effective financial decision-makers and managers

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Postgraduate courses Postgraduate courses

Business Economics, Finance and Banking

MSc Accredited

An applied approach to all three areas - a course that draws on economic theories and principles, and utilises data analysis for financial evaluation


MSc Accredited

A specialist course focusing on the complexities of modern financial markets and institutions, investments and corporate finance

Financial Decision Analysis

MSc Accredited

A course centring on financial analysis and its implementation in key management decisions

Forensic Accounting


This course builds professional forensic accounting skills, and focuses on their function in civil, corporate and criminal litigation procedures

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Flexible and Professional Flexible and Professional

Forensic Accounting (DL)


A flexible, distance learning course building advanced skills in forensic accounting for civil, corporate and criminal litigation purposes

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Postgraduate Research

Portsmouth Business School has a well-established tradition of research excellence. Our researchers' work relates to real economic and professional concerns and, currently, areas of exploration include financial reporting, audit, corporate governance and strategic management accounting. We have a growing reputation in the field of forensic accounting, working alongside the University’s Institute for Criminal Justice.

Our Economists’ research reflects wide interests, which include agriculture and fisheries, bank profitability, foreign direct investment, international trade, speculative bubbles and financial crises, sport, and transport policy. Local and international organisations draw upon their expertise to guide their operations.

We welcome PhD research applications from anyone who has an interest in any of the areas above. Please contact us by email to discuss your research ideas and research proposals.

Graduate School

The University of Portsmouth Graduate School is a dedicated centre for all postgraduate research students and supervisors. It supports, administers and coordinates training for the MPhil, PhD, and Professional Doctorate programmes. We have a dynamic population of over 600 research students, including many international students, who form an essential and valued part of the of the University’s research culture.

The Graduate School is here to guide you through the necessary steps to becoming a postgraduate research student. A good starting point is to look at the different research degree options we offer and then to consider the research degree areas we can supervise.

If you have any questions about studying for a research degree at the University of Portsmouth, please complete our enquiry form and read more about how to apply.

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