Taught course

International Accounting

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Good first degree in accounting or related discipline with significant accounting content. Please check our website for English language requirements.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc in International Accounting course will equip you with a high standard of knowledge in the principles, theoretical framework and practice of international accounting. You will also be exposed to contemporary research methodology and modern qualitative and quantitative research techniques employed to explore international corporate reporting practices. You will gain a detailed insight into the issues facing preparers and users of accounting information in an increasingly globalised reporting environment.

Our MSc in International Accounting is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career which requires an understanding of the impact of accounting in an international environment.

It comprises of four core modules:

  • Research Methods;
  • Quantitative Methods;
  • International Accounting & Financial Reporting;
  • Contemporary Accounting Issues.

Plus one module from a variety of modules, which typically include:

  • Corporate Finance;
  • Corporate Governance;
  • Emerging Financial Markets and Investment;
  • Strategic Management Accounting.

Semester 1 modules are examined in December while modules taught in semester 2 are examined by the end of April/early May. At this point, students will be directed, by their supervisor, to begin the dissertation phase of the degree (although they will be encouraged to begin thinking about their research topics in Semester 2).

The dissertation should take students around four months to complete with final drafts being submitted in late August/September.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Theresa Dunne
+44 (0)1382 385174