Taught course

Applied Accounting

London South Bank University · Accounting and Finance

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally students who have completed:

  • 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

Months of entry

January, September

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.

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. There's also the option of a placement in the third semester of the standard full-time route, further boosting your employability.

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.

We're second in London for graduate prospects in Accounting & Finance (Complete University Guide 2019).

There is a fast track route available for fully qualified CCAB accountants; this route will take 10 months to complete and consists of two taught modules and a dissertation.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    10-19 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    full-time (fast track) = 10 months. full-time = 15 months. full-time (with internship) = 19 months.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Office
+44 (0) 20 7815 6100