Taught course

Professional Accounting

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Business and Law
Professional Exemptions and BA (Hons) degree

Entry requirements

Stage 1 UCAS tariff points 280, including 200 at A2 or accepted alternatives (such as BTEC or the New Advanced Diplomas) AAT Level 3 Diploma Non tariff qualifications An Access to HE Diploma will be considered for entry to this course. International Baccalaureate 29 points Specific subjects required GCSE Grade C in English language and mathematics Stage 2 Applicants with AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 4 or the equivalent ICAEW Professional Stage Knowledge module will be considered for Stage 2 entry. In addition, to fulfil the full membership status of AAT, you will need to be employed within a finance function although the nature of your employer's business can vary from dedicated accountancy practice to a more general organisation. Stages 3 and 4: All applicants are considered individually and recent educational experiences, including relevant professional examinations and technical training obtained whilst in employment, are taken into account. Selected credits are available at different stages. Please contact us for more information

Months of entry


Course content

Developed in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, this part-time programme enables students and professionals to combine studying for an undergraduate Honours degree and gain ICAEW Chartered Accountant exemptions.

This part-time programme contains four stages:

Stage 1: Four ICAEW exemptions after 12 months

Stage 2: ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) and a further four ICAEW exemptions*

Stage 3: BA (Hons) Professional Accounting and a further four ICAEW exemptions

Stage 4: ACA from ICAEW BA (Hons) Professional Accounting Δ

You join the Stage that is appropriate to your current qualifications and experience.

The programme has been designed for people who are working either in a finance or accountancy role or in another sector. To minimise your time away from the office, classes are delivered in the evenings or as day-release. The pace of learning is measured and there are opportunities to take a study break and re-join the programme if your circumstances change.

Special Features:

. This part-time programme, developed in partnership with ICAEW, provides an accelerated route to achieving your professional accountancy qualifications.
. This programme has an ‘advanced standing’ route for mature students who have relevant professional qualifications.
. If you have completed all of your ACA studies, you can study for our MSc Accounting and Finance (online advanced standing) in just 12 months.
. You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus.
. Day-release and evening classes at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School enable you to enjoy studying at university whilst fitting your studies around work commitments. Classes are taught as two, three-hour sessions per week during the day or evening.

*To be awarded the CFAB qualification by the ICAEW students must also successfully pass one external ICAEW examination, namely ‘Accounting’ or ‘Financial Accounting & Reporting’.

Δ Subject to a minimum class size of 15. An alternative training provider may be recommended if the minimum is not achieved

Fees and funding

UK students
Please refer to the Manchester Met website for the latest fee information: www.mmu.ac.uk

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration

Professional Exemptions and BA (Hons) degree

part time
12-60 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969