Accounting (ACCA) MSc (PGCert PGDip)


University of Brighton    School of Business and Law

Full time & Part time September MSc, PGDip, PGCert Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years
Business & Management (5)

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The Accounting (ACCA) MSc programme at the University of Brighton offers a unique opportunity to combine Chartered Certified Accountant study with university awards. This part-time or full-time programme follows the ACCA's syllabus for the Strategic Professional stage, allowing you to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters degree while studying the required modules for becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant. As an ACCA Gold Learning Partner, the university provides high-quality tuition and excellent student support. With access to ACCA resources and networking opportunities, this programme prepares you for senior leadership roles in Accountancy. Entry requirements include passing all nine papers from the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills stages.

About the course

Prepare for a senior leadership role within accountancy by combining a university qualification with your Chartered Certified Accountant study.

By following the ACCA’s syllabus for the Strategic Professional stage, you can graduate with a Masters degree or Postgraduate Diploma alongside studying the relevant modules required to become a Chartered Certified Accountant. In order to gain the ACCA qualification, you'll need to pass the ACCA's external exams.

Our Accounting ACCA programme is offered on a part-time and full-time basis. The part-time study option is available to UK (home) applicants only.

This course is an embedded Masters as accredited by the ACCA. The university is proud to be an ACCA Gold Learning Partner.

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Entry Requirements

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).

You need to be a current registered student of the ACCA.

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.



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Student Profile

James Field

ames Field, winner of PQ Magazine's Accountant of the Year Award 2014

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time studying ACCA qualifications at Brighton and put down much of my success to my time there.

"I always enjoyed the interaction in the classroom, meeting like-minded people, making friends, bouncing ideas of each other and working as a team. Since a successful career in accountancy involves a high degree of interaction with colleagues and clients, I feel these softer skills are as important as the academic ones taught in the classroom.

"I liked the discipline and routine of the classroom. Being someone who can get easily distracted I knew that to remain focused I needed to be somewhere where I was away from such distractions and in an environment that would get my full attention.

"During my time on the course I was always impressed with the standard of teaching. Most of the tutors have clearly worked in the industry and I always found their life experiences and stories to be most useful, as they helped me to better understand and visualise the theory.

"I found the pace at which the course is taught to be well balanced in that it catered for students of all abilities. The tutors were also always keen to help, whether in the classroom or on a one to one.

"Furthermore I believe that much of my success is down to the fact that at the university you are not simply taught to pass exams – as is often the case with other learning providers – but to fully understand and comprehend the subject matter. I honestly feel that this deeper understanding helped fine-tune my skills and gave me the confidence to have the strength and conviction to put forward suggestions and ideas to my board, and to see through any such proposals.

"For anyone thinking of studying at the University of Brighton, the above average pass rates for the ACCA exams and its Gold Approved Learning Provider Status are both testament to the pride taken in ensuring that every student not only develops the skills to pass exams, but are suitably equipped for the challenges that lie after. I for one acknowledge the large part the university has had to play in my career and my recent success at the PQ Awards."

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