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Course summary

Our MSc Strategic and Professional Accounting and Finance balances technical accounting and finance knowledge with practical skills. You are taught in small interactive groups by experts from the professions as well as leading researchers in the field. Throughout this course, you will:

  • prepare for 4 Strategic Professional ACCA papers
  • acquire professional and digital skills to prepare you for your career
  • complete a Research Project developing your independent research skills into a topical issue
  • appreciate broader issues within accounting such as corporate social responsibility
  • engage with our guest speakers such as the Deputy Chair of KPMG and managers from Grant Thornton, ICAEW.
Our accounting masters’ students have gone on to work with prestigious global organisations such as PwC, Deloitte, Oxfam, UK Civil Service and Huawei, and have careers such as accountant, auditor, tax official, banking operational officer and financial analyst.

Assessment method

The MSc Strategic Professional Accounting and Finance has: four compulsory taught modules one or two elective modules a research project.


Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2:2) in any academic discipline, or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification. Applicants must have passed or have exemptions from all Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills ACCA papers. Applicants who possess a diploma rather than a good degree may be eligible for entry provided they have compensatory work experience and can demonstrate career development. This course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Applications are welcome from those in work and seeking continuing professional development.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10800 Year 1
Scotland £10800 Year 1
Wales £10800 Year 1
EU £16800 Year 1
International £16800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Strategic Professional Accounting and Finance at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS