All candidates must be current members of an IFAC-accredited professional body (for example, in the UK, candidates must be members of ICAS, ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, AIA). Membership of an acceptable professional accounting body permits entry to the programme with advanced standing, such membership taken as being equivalent to 80 L11 credits. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent. University processes in relation to RPL/APEL will be followed. International students: overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in any individual component.
Months of entry
Study your MSc Accounting at University of the West of Scotland (UWS). This part-time, distance learning top-up course – which is aimed at professional accountants – will give you a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing the profession. It will offer you with the opportunity to enhance your career prospects and assist you in pursuing senior roles within accounting and finance by providing evidence of your intellectual and analytic abilities.
Teaching materials will introduce concepts, and guidance will be given on additional work necessary to understand and develop these concepts. Assessment is via case studies, essays, presentations and project work. Online support is available throughout.
The course will:
- Develop your critical, analytical problem-based learning and research skills, enhancing future employability
- Develop advanced skills for working within the accounting profession
- Enable a systematic understanding of current accounting theory and practice, and future developments internationally
- Encourage an analytical, creative approach to study and research, developing your ability to argue rationally and form sound judgements
- Enhance your knowledge, skills and abilities through the execution of Masters dissertation
- Contemporary Issues in Accounting (20 credits) – you will critically examine accounting topics that are being debated or are contentious
- Theory and Accounting Research Methods (20 credits) – covering the various methodologies that could be adopted while undertaking accounting research
- MSc dissertation (60 credits) can be any accounting-based topic and could focus on an ‘inhouse’ problem in your workplace
On successful completion, you will acquire 100 credits from the course, which are added to your professional qualification (worth at least 80 credits).
Fees and funding
For more information about funding please visit our website - www.uws.ac.uk/fundingandadvice
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Ian Fleming
- 0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)