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Accounting (ACCA)

University of Central Lancashire · Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

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Entry requirements

UK honours degree or its international equivalent (at least Lower Second Class) in Accounting which allows the applicant to be eligible to claim exemptions from the ACCA Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams (these used to be called F1 to F9).

Alternatively applicants may already have achieved passes in the ACCA Knowledge and Skills exams which will be deemed equivalent to an honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is ACCA approved and will be delivered using the ACCA official study material (produced by Kaplan Publishing).

Over 18 months, students will sit UCLan exams to complete the Masters course, ACCA Professional exams to become ‘exam qualified’ with ACCA and be guided through an area of their choice to complete a dissertation to finish their Masters study.

UCLan will assist the better performing students on the course with the cost of the ACCA exam exemptions and examination fees (terms and conditions available on request).

After completing the course successful students will be fully exam qualified with ACCA as well as having an MSc in Accounting. This opens up career opportunities in the world of accounting with only the completion of the Professional Experience Record being required to gain full ACCA membership. Additionally it will be an excellent step in to the academic world as the course will develop student’s research and academic skills as well as sparking their interest in areas of potential further 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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