Accounting, Finance and Regulation with Professional Practice at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

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Course summary

Strong financial management is vital to all organisations and the role of the accounting professional is complex, varied and subject to many different pressures. The MSc Accounting, Finance and Regulation course reflects this, covering not only the core areas of accountancy but also key financial and risk topics relevant to your future career. Regulation is fundamental to accounting and finance and is a feature of many of the modules you will study. This is an exciting time in the accounting profession, as we experience a period of significant change, with standards evolving and regulatory practices being reviewed and revised. As a student on the MSc Accounting, Finance and Regulation, you will develop a deeper academic and professional knowledge and understanding of the key challenges facing the accounting profession and the wider financial sector. The accountancy team at Glasgow Caledonian University have a broad range of professional and academic experience which will enhance your learning as a student on our course. Many of the accountancy academics you will meet have experience working in practice as professional accountants, across key areas such as financial reporting, management accounting, audit and the public sector. An MSc Accounting, Finance and Regulation from Glasgow Caledonian University will provide you with the confidence and insight to develop your professional career or to undertake further postgraduate academic study.


As part of a specialist, international student community you will explore all aspects of the most up to date financial landscape, and develop the confidence and experience needed to make real impact across a range of leadership, entrepreneurial and global issues. Module list Ethics, sustainability and governance; Developing leadership for the Common Good; International financial reporting and regulation; Management accounting control; International financial management; Financial management for strategic decision making; Current issues in audit and regulation; Financial risk modelling; Master's research project Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Assessment method

Informed by current academic research and leading industry professional practice, the programme has been designed to enable you to demonstrate the intellectual, professional and transferable skills that employers are in need of. These are assessed through a combination of exam and coursework, supported by ongoing virtual learning facilities, peer support and workshop and seminar led teaching. A balance of individual essays, case studies, facilitation and participation in seminars, individual and group reports (including individual reflective reports), presentations, exams, blogs and dissertation assessments has been created to ensure academic rigour in relation to knowledge and intellectual ability as well as the development of professional and transferrable skills.

Entry requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated. Minimum academic requirement UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area, such as accountancy, business, economics, finance, mathematics or statistics. Fast track For the fast-track option, a full professional qualification from any accountancy body in the world that is recognised by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) is required and provides you with 90 credits towards the MSc. English language Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5. Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency. Additional information Other academic and vocational qualifications Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Overall score of 6.0 with the minimum of 5.5 in each element

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Accounting, Finance and Regulation with Professional Practice at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS