Taught course

Professional Accounting

University of Salford · Salford Business School

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management. A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Professional Accounting specifically addresses the needs of those who have completed a first degree in accounting where they have passed all F(fundamental) papers F1 – F9 and wish to study for the outstanding P(professional) papers to qualify as an accountant.

You will identify, formulate and solve business problems employing appropriate methodologies, qualitative and quantitative skills, and involving the creation and assessment of management needs. This programme is highly industry-focused so you will be learning from industry experts who have themselves sat and passed the ACCA exams; and using modern accounting and management techniques that are used in industry.

This is a challenging course and, in order to reach the standard demanded by the ACCA, students are expected to be very focussed on their studies both in class and in your personal study time. However, Salford Business School will support you both academically and pastorally to achieve your potential.

By the time you graduate, you will have enhanced your professional abilities and developed your skills in critical thinking and analysis so you are ready to sit your ACCA professional papers. At the same time, you will also have gained a Master’s degree.

Information for international students

Normally, international students will require IELTS 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test, (SELT).

If the English language qualification is slightly below this level, candidates may be able to take one of the many English courses available at the University of Salford.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    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

Course Enquries
0161 295 4545