Taught course

Accounting (ACCA) - MSc (PGCert PGDip)

University of Brighton · Brighton Business School

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2018. They should be used as a general guide.

We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.

You will need to provide documentary evidence from the ACCA that you have passed/gained exemptions from all nine papers from the Fundamental Stage (F1–F9). The University of Brighton run a Diploma in Professional Studies in Accounting for people who need to complete papers F4–F9.

If you are already fully ACCA qualified (completed all 14 papers) and are a UK/EU student contact us ( business@brighton.ac.uk) to discuss direct entry to the final stage of the MSc.

ACCA student membership
You need to be a current registered student of the ACCA. It is advisable to apply for membership as soon as possible, since the process of obtaining membership takes much longer between September and December. Membership brings a number of advantages, including a subscription to Student Accountant magazine and practical online support.

For more information about ACCA student membership, registration and exemptions see www.accaglobal.com.

Months of entry


Course content

The combination of Chartered Certified Accountant study with university awards will prepare you for senior leadership roles within Accountancy.

By following the ACCA’s syllabus for the Professional stage, you can graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters degree whilst at the same time passing the relevant modules required to become a Chartered Certified Accountant.

This course is offered on a part-time and full-time basis.

Membership of ACCA also provides you with access to the institute’s resources and the opportunity to network with senior professionals and executives.

As an ACCA Gold Learning Partner, the university is recognised as providing high quality standards of tuition and excellent student support.

Information for international students

For non-native speakers of English
If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with 6.5 in the written test and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Fees and funding

UK students
2017/18, Full-time PGDip: £3,500. Full-time MSc: £5,320
International students
2017/18, Full-time PGDip: £8,500. Full-time MSc: £12,700

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Brighton Business School
01273 642197