Taught course

Professional Accounting (with Professional Study Preparation)

Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, and completion of ACCA Fundamental papers.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you looking for a qualification that provides you with a Masters and that helps you achieve the professional standards required to become an Accountant?

This unique Masters degree is carefully aligned with the ACCA professional level papers and aims to thoroughly prepare you for the challenging ACCA professional examinations – a well-regarded accounting qualification by major employers in both the UK and Internationally.

This course not only prepares you for success in professional examinations but also aims to enhance employment prospects covering contemporary topics facing accounting practices and policies. Topics include auditing, corporate and group reporting, strategic business leadership and performance management, all of which allows you to gain a competitive edge and ensure you are one-step ahead of your peers.

Upon successful completion of this two-year course, you will obtain an MSc in Professional Accounting with professional study preparation and should have attempted the ACCA professional stage exams.

Northumbria University is part of a select group of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – the first in Europe to gain the double accreditation. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Please note that this course is also available on our London Campus.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each component.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
0191 227 4453