Taught course

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants- Professional Stage

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Students must have successfully completed, or have exemption from, Papers F1 to F9 of the Fundamental Stage of the ACCA examinations.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to allow those who have successfully completed (or been granted exemptions from) papers F1-F9 to complete their ACCA Professional papers in just 9 months.

These papers are taught at the Business School by experienced Accountancy specialists. In the Autumn term, you will study two core papers across six taught hours a week with December exams, before studying the remaining core paper and two option papers in the Spring across four hours a week with June exams. You will be assessed through written examinations set and marked by ACCA.

If you have successfully completed or been granted exemptions by ACCA from papers F1 to F9 of the Fundamentals level, this programme enables you to complete the remainder of the ACCA professional examinations in just 9 months.

You complete three core papers and two option papers. The core papers are: professional accountant; corporate reporting; and business analysis. The option papers are: advanced financial management; advanced performance management; advanced taxation; and advanced audit and assurance.

Throughout the programme you are encouraged to apply advanced professional skills and techniques that are used by an expert accountant acting in an advisory role at a senior level.

Upon completion of this programme, you will be eligible to apply for affiliate membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). If you successfully complete the examinations for this programme you will be eligible to apply with advanced standing to any of our MSc programmes in the area of Accounting and Finance. The skills, knowledge and professionalism acquired will be sought by organisations of all sizes and not just by accounting firms.

Special Features:

you have successfully completed or been granted exemptions by ACCA from papers F1 to F9 of the Fundamentals level, you can complete the remainder of your ACCA professional examinations in just 9 months.
. The Business School is the only public sector ACCA platinum approved learning partner in the North of England.
. You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus. Watch the video to find out more.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Please refer to the Manchester Met website for fee information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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