Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2020. They should be used as a general guide.

ACCA qualifications

You must gain ACCA exemptions or passes for the Applied Knowledge Papers (formerly papers F1-F3) as a minimum to be eligible to apply for the Diploma in Professional Studies in Accounting.

We do not teach the Applied Knowledge Papers. However, the ACCA grant exemptions if you have a relevant degree or professional qualification. To find out whether you are exempt check the ACCA website.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)

At least three subjects including English language and maths or a science.

You will need to provide documentary evidence from the ACCA that you have passed, at a minimum*, the Applied Knowledge papers (formerly F1-F3) or have gained ACCA exemption from the Knowledge Papers stage.

*If you hold more passes/exemptions than the Applied Knowledge papers (formerly F1-F3), email business@brighton.ac.uk for more information.

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 the website.

ACCA professional-level papers
If you hold passes or exemptions for the whole Applied stage (formerly papers F1–F9) you might be interested in our Accounting PGDip/MSc course that provides you with tuition for your professional-level papers.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course has been developed in conjunction with the ACCA to meet the requirements of both a Diploma in Professional Studies in Accounting and the ACCA Fundamental Skills syllabus.

On completion, you will be able to apply to the ACCA for exemptions from their Applied level papers.

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

You will study a broad range of subjects, including financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, taxation, auditing, law, quantitative techniques and economics, preparing you for a senior role in accountancy.

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.

On completion of the Diploma in Professional Studies in Accounting you will be able to progress onto the Accounting PGDip/MSc course. You will also be able to apply to the ACCA for exemptions from their Applied skills level papers.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element

Fees and funding

UK students
2020/21, Full-time: £4,560
International students
2020/21, Full-time: £11,640

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ACCA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Diploma
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Team
Email
postgrad.business@brighton.ac.uk
Phone
01273 644644