Abertay University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Abertay University (formerly University of Abertay Dundee)

Accounting and Finance (CIMA Gateway) (Taught)

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Course summary

Designed in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), this programme will prepare you for a successful career in finance by enhancing the skills you need to succeed at management and strategic level within any organisation. Financial experts with the knowledge and critical decision-making skills to add value to organisations are in high demand. Top-level financial skills combined with leadership ability, business, technical and people skills are often a prerequisite for boardroom positions. On joining this programme, you will: Develop a thorough and contemporary knowledge of the accounting and financial processes of an organisation and the ability to forward plan and effectively manage risk; gain knowledge of environmental challenges and trends, the opportunities and constraints these create, and how they impact on organisational decision-making and resource allocation; build on key skills associated with employment in high-performance organisations; work towards a Management Accountant qualification while completing your master’s degree; receive significant study support from CIMA; receive significant study support from CIMA. Your programme fees will include CIMA registration, your first year’s CIMA subscription fees, an attempt at the CIMA Management Case Study Exam, and access to CIMAstudy.com and CIMAconnect online. This is a one-year Masters degree programme for which on successful completion you'll receive a Masters degree in Accounting and Finance. It allows you to receive significant exemptions from CIMA professional examinations, resulting in a fast-tracked route to the Strategic Level of the CIMA Qualification Framework. To explain further, with our Masters degree you would then take the Management Level Case Study exam which would award the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting and, 11 exemptions (out of 15) from 15 CIMA qualification exams. You are then part CIMA qualified and free to sit the remaining Strategic Case Study exams. In summary, if you are an international student, you will typically complete a qualification in one year that would take 3-4 years in your home country. The ability to leapfrog contemporaries and save on study and living costs are compelling reasons to choose this programme.


Information on all modules can be found on our website.

Assessment method

Guest lectures are a significant feature of the programme. Topical, international case-based and research material will be used to encourage learner autonomy, empowerment, the development of higher order thinking skills and cooperative group activities, such as team presentations. At the start of modules, you’ll be given more directed tutor support and will be encouraged to provide peer support and constructive feedback. Traditional lectures, seminars and tutorials will also feature throughout the programme.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Entry requirements

An undergraduate accounting degree (2:2 or better). Students who have an ordinary degree and are CIMA accredited to 'Operational Level' or above are also eligible for entry.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 (no individual test lower than 5.5) or equivalent

List of English Language Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £10200 Whole course
Scotland £7700 Whole course
England £10200 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10200 Whole course
Wales £10200 Whole course
EU £15000 Whole course
International £15000 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Accounting and Finance (CIMA Gateway) at Abertay University - UCAS