Taught course

Applied Accounting

London South Bank University · Accounting and Finance

Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. accounting or finance); or Fundamentals Level (Knowledge and Skills) of the ACCA professional examinations; or completion of the Operational and Managerial levels of CIMA examinations; or the equivalent professional accountancy qualifications of an overseas accountancy body. We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.5. Please see the LSBU website for details of possible exemptions. Applicants may be required to attend for interview by the Course Director or Admissions Tutor.

Months of entry


Course content

A career in the accounting sector requires a high level of understanding of both the theory and practice of accounting and finance, and this specialist Masters' degree is aimed towards partly qualified accountants who want to combine their practical experience with further academic training. The course will develop your knowledge to higher levels and is aligned to professional body qualifications. It part-prepares you for undertaking further professional examinations in accounting. There is entry with advanced standing (Fast Track route) for fully qualified CCAB accountants.

Taught by our highly qualified staff who have considerable experience of working in accounting and finance, this course will equip you with the skills necessary to gain high-level positions in the profession.

You'll benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Academic skills for Finance, Accounting and Governance and Research Techniques, a range of Bloomberg-based activities, specialist visitor speakers, and expert symposiums and conferences.

You'll take part in a residential weekend, to discuss current events and specific problems affecting the accountancy field, with academics and a visitor practitioner.


  • Bank Lending and Credit Risk;
  • Bank Value and Performance;
  • Corporate Governance Theories;
  • Corporate Law;
  • Corporate Management and Strategy;
  • Financial Derivatives;
  • Financial Management of International Business;
  • Institutional Fund Management;
  • International Banking;
  • International Bond and Fixed Interest Market;
  • Taxation;
  • Treasury Management.

Information for international students

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months
part time
30 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Office
+44 (0)20 7815 7815