Advanced Accounting with Placement at Queen's University Belfast - UCAS

Course summary

The MAcc Advanced Accounting with Placement is a new integrated undergraduate programme (combining undergraduate and Masters-level study in one four year course), replacing BSc Accounting. It is unique in the UK and Ireland in offering:

  • A Master's-level qualification with undergraduate fees for all four years;
  • Exemption from Chartered Accountants Ireland CAP1 & CAP2* exams and maximum permitted exemptions from other professional bodies;
  • A paid work-based placement during Semester Two of Year Four, together with a work-related research project;
  • Alternative exit point after three years with students awarded BSc Accounting.
The MAcc programme prepares students for a career in the accountancy profession. It contains lots of practical content, engagement with local employers and a work-based placement. Content includes Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Auditing, Taxation and Finance, with increasing specialisation in Accounting Technologies, Ethics and Sustainability Reporting – matching developments in the accountancy profession. This new programme also embeds a range of skills expected of a future accounting professional, including critical thinking, digital readiness, communication, ethical decision-making, leadership and teamwork.
  • CAP1 approval obtained and CAP2 being processed.
Professional Exemptions
  • The MAcc offers a wide range of exemptions from professional accountancy exams, which can be an important head start in becoming a fully qualified accountant. Uniquely in the UK and Ireland, the MAcc offers students exemption from Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)’s CAP1 and CAP2* examinations. Students who exit after Year Three gain full CAP1 exemptions.
  • For ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), completion of this course also gives maximum exemptions for the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams.
  • Students also earn maximum exemptions from CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) at Certificate Level and Operational Level allowing candidates direct entry to Management Level objective tests.
  • Exemptions are also available from the examinations of the Association of International Accountants (AIA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW).
For all exemptions, this is subject to each student’s performance in relevant modules.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Mathematics grade B/6 or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £4750 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £4750 Year 1
EU £20800 Year 1
International £20800 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The stipulated fees are for those starting a course in 2024-25. Further information on Fees and Funding can be found at:
Advanced Accounting with Placement at Queen's University Belfast - UCAS