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MSc Accounting and Finance [Advanced Diploma route]

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Course Description

Our MSc Accounting and Finance is designed for future accountants who want to be a step ahead when starting a career.

This approach is perfect if you already hold exemptions for ACCA Fundamental* papers but haven’t completed the whole level. Flexible entry points allow you to join the programme at the relevant stage. Providing you have passed or hold exemptions from those ACCA papers.

Successful completion of this course will earn you a Master’s degree and the status of being ACCA exam qualified, which is one of the key requirements to becoming an Affiliate member.

Why choose this programme?

Our MSc Accounting and Finance [Advanced Diploma route] programme is fully accredited by the ACCA with course modules aligned to the ACCA exams. It will help you progress towards ACCA membership along with the following benefits:

  • Avoid double assessments by studying our ACCA Approved Content which has been aligned to ACCA syllabus and sitting ACCA exams.
  • Flexible entry points onto the Advanced Diploma to recognise the ACCA Fundamentals exams you have passed or hold exemptions for
  • Successful completion of the ACCA Professional Level will earn 120 credits towards the MSc Accounting and Finance qualification - and progress towards ACCA membership
  • MSc modules including Digital Leadership and Data Science have been designed in consultation with global accountancy firms
  • Learn how to exploit opportunities for change through technology and digital leadership
  • Develop critical thinking and analysis skills to solve problems in the Business Project
  • An approach that’s supported by ACCA and other global accounting institutes

Our MSc Accounting and Finance is designed for future accountants who want to be a step ahead when starting a career. This approach is perfect if you already hold exemptions for ACCA Fundamental* papers but haven’t completed the whole level. Flexible entry points allow you to join the programme at the relevant stage. Providing you have passed or hold exemptions from those ACCA...

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Course Content

The full programme consists of the Advanced Diploma in Accounting (ADAF) and the MSc Accounting and Finance. 

Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance [ACCA Route] (18 months)

Term 1

  • Accountant in Business (30 credits)
  • Management Accounting (30 credits)
  • Financial Accounting (30 credits)

Term 2

  • Corporate and Business Law (40 credits)
  • Performance Management (40 credits)
  • Taxation (40 credits)

Term 3

  • Financial Reporting (40 credits)
  • Audit and Assurance (40 credits)
  • Financial Management (40 credits)

MSc Accounting and Finance (12-month programme)

Term 1

Compulsory

  • Strategic Business Leader (30 credits)
  • Strategic Business Reporting (30 credits)

Term 2

  • Business Project (Assessed in term 4)
  • Principles of Data Science for Business (15 credits)

Term 3

Elective – Choose two from four modules (60 credits)

  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Advanced Performance Management
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance

Term 4

  • Business Project (from term 2 – 30 credits)
  • Digital Leadership (15 credits)

The full programme consists of the Advanced Diploma in Accounting (ADAF) and the MSc Accounting and Finance.  Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance [ACCA Route] (18 months) Term 1 Accountant in Business (30 credits) Management Accounting (30 credits) Financial Accounting (30...

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Entry Requirements

Those wishing to apply for this programme will require:

  • Two A-Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent (grade 4/C or above) in five separate subjects, including maths and English; or
  • A Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) qualification; or
  • Passes/exemptions in any ACCA Knowledge and Skills paper (formerly AB-FM) without completing the whole level

If you have passed or completed the ACCA Fundamental Level, you can enter our MSc Accounting and Finance and start at the Professional Level.

If you do not meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, get in touch so we can review your options.

Those wishing to apply for this programme will require: Two A-Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent (grade 4/C or above) in five separate subjects, including maths and English; or A Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) qualification; or Passes/exemptions in any ACCA Knowledge and Skills paper (formerly AB-FM) without completing the whole...

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Additional Information

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

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