University of Brighton

Degree level: Postgraduate

Accounting (ACCA) (Taught)

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Course summary

The combination of Chartered Certified Accountant study with university awards will prepare you for senior leadership roles within Accountancy. By following the ACCA’s syllabus for the Strategic Professional stage, you can graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters degree whilst at the same time studying the relevant modules required to become a Chartered Certified Accountant. This course is offered on a part-time and full-time basis. Membership of ACCA also provides you with access to the institute’s resources and the opportunity to network with senior professionals and executives. As an ACCA Gold Learning Partner, the university is recognised as providing high quality standards of tuition and excellent student support.

Course details

Modules

You will be following the ACCA’s Strategic Professional papers as part of the Postgraduate Diploma/Masters qualification. You will be allocated a subject-specialist supervisor who will be available to support you, advise you and discuss your personal research needs during the year for your research project or dissertation. In addition, students have the opportunity to attend workshops covering research methods and ethical issues and to share ideas and strategies. The Masters and Postgraduate Diploma are mapped to the ACCA’s Strategic Professional (Essential) papers as well as one of the ACCA Strategic Professional option papers. To become ACCA qualified you will also need to complete one further ACCA option paper, this can be done alongside the MSc Accounting. The ACCA will also require you to have completed their Ethics and Professional Skills module and hold a minimum of 3-years work experience before you can be fully qualified.


Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course. They should be used as a general guide. You will need to provide documentary evidence from the ACCA that you have passed/gained exemptions from all nine papers from the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills stages (formerly papers F1-F9). The University of Brighton run a Diploma in Professional Studies in Accounting for people who need to complete the Applied Skills stage papers (formerly papers F4–F9). If you are already fully ACCA qualified (completed all ACCA papers) and are a UK/EU student contact us ( [email protected]) to discuss direct entry to the final stage of the MSc. IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. You need to be a current registered student of the ACCA. It is advisable to apply for membership as soon as possible, since the process of obtaining membership takes much longer between September and December. Membership brings a number of advantages, including a subscription to Student Accountant magazine and practical online support. For more information about ACCA student membership, registration and exemptions see www.accaglobal.com.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7866 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7866 Year 1
Scotland £7866 Year 1
Wales £7866 Year 1
International £13842 Year 1

Additional fee information

You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Mandatory requirements for your course are covered by the tuition fees. These include things such as health or criminal record checks, specialist materials and mandatory field trips. Optional field trips, accommodation and course materials are not included in the tuition fees and you will need to pay for these yourself. Please contact the school that delivers your course about possible extra costs before you apply. The tuition fees for part-time postgraduate courses depend on how many modules you take in the year. For example, if you study half of the modules that a full-time student would study, you will pay 50% of the full-time fee. Once you decide how many modules you want to take, we can help you to calculate the fees.
Accounting (ACCA) at University of Brighton - UCAS