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Course summary

The Master of Accounting is a part-time, two-year degree programme, designed in consultation with senior practitioners and employers in the field. The Master of Accounting is for ambitious professionals with employment experience who want to accelerate their career toward leadership roles in the field of financial information. You should have a background in a discipline such as accounting, finance, audit, computer science, engineering, or applied mathematics. For further information please visit:


The Master of Accounting is a 24-month programme delivered in a format that allows you to continue your employment while completing your studies. Classes will meet in person in Cambridge. Between visits to Cambridge, you continue to be engaged in coursework through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). For further information please visit:

Assessment method

The programme is assessed through a variety of methods: written examinations, essay, tests, etc

Professional bodies

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

  • European Quality Improvement System

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

A First Class degree is strongly preferred. A competitive applicant would typically have a good 2:1 or above (or equivalent GPA 3.6 or higher) from a recognised university. You must have work experience by the start of the intake you are applying for. Applicants with backgrounds in accounting, audit, finance, computer science, engineering, or applied mathematics will most likely be successful. The Master of Accounting is taught entirely in English, and it is important that you can read, write, speak and understand English fluently. If you are a non-native English speaker you must provide us with evidence of your fluency in English. We require you to provide test results that meet the requirements of one of the tests listed below. Your results must be from a test taken in the two years prior to starting the programme. TOEFL - 110, with no element below 25 IELTS - average of 7.5, with no element below 7.0 CAE - minimum score of Grade A CPE - minimum score of Grade A, B or C If you scored 7.0 on IELTS or between 100 and 109 on TOEFL, and you feel that you are a strong candidate, you are also welcome to apply. However, we reserve the right to ask you to either retake and improve your test scores, or attend an additional assessment conducted by the University, if we were to invite you for an interview. For further information please visit:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information
Master of Accounting at University of Cambridge - UCAS