Taught course

Accounting (ACCA)

University of Central Lancashire · Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Entry requirements

UK honours degree or its international equivalent (at least Lower Second Class) or professional qualification deemed to be honours degree (2/2) equivalent.

In order to be eligible to sit the external ACCA Professional Level Examinations, students must already hold ACCA papers F1 to F9.

Applicants will generally be required to have completed an honours degree in a business-related subject. In exceptional cases, the course leader may consider graduates from a non-business background, where relevant skills and/or appropriate work experience is evident.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Accounting (ACCA) is designed for professionals working in the business, accountancy and finance sectors. The programme is designed to enable students to develop their understanding of the principles and practice of accounting and financial management, the context in which they operate and how they are managed. They will learn the applied skills involved in financial reporting and financial management as well as wider management issues such as corporate and social responsibility, risk & business strategy, financial performance and taxation and auditing. The course includes a module on research methods that will support their learning by providing an understanding of a range of research tools and analytical techniques, as well as enhancing critical and investigative skills which can be applied in your professional practice. They will also be required to submit a dissertation for which they will carry out a substantial piece of research on an accountancy or financial management issue. This will enable them to demonstrate their critical understanding of the subject and their ability to carry out sustained independent study.

Information for international students

For students where English is not their first language or where their degree has not been studied in the English language, a score of at least 6.5 on IELTS (or equivalent) is required.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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