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Accounting (MSc)

Course Description

Set yourself apart from the crowd by offering employers the complete package in terms of professional and academic accounting qualifications. This course is for aspiring professionals who want to progress towards completion of the ACCA professional accountancy qualification and gain a masters degree.

In order to study via this route, you must have passed or been granted exemption from ACCA papers F1 to F9. You will need to complete your core professional papers and a dissertation in order to be awarded the MSc Accounting.

You will also be able to study for your two optional professional ACCA papers in semester two if you wish to complete your ACCA exams. It is your choice whether you take on these additional papers ? you can decide when you receive your semester one results. There is an additional charge for these papers and a discounted rate is available to our students.

- Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008

Note: If you are a fully qualified accountant you could complete this course in one year if you choose the part-time route.

Visit the website http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/accounting_msc

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/recognition-of-prior-learning.htm).

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


The ACCA qualification is a globally recognised chartered accountancy qualification. Add a masters degree, and accounting and finance job opportunities really start to open up. We have a number of connections with the financial services sector, including significant links with companies such as KPMG and the Yorkshire Bank. If you wish to pursue a career in education this course provides an ideal platform for further study at PhD level.

- Accountant
- Stockbroker
- Credit Policy and Assurance Manager

Visit the careers site - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/employability/jobs-careers-support.htm

Course benefits

The course develops and enhances the technical, professional and academic skills required to enable you to operate effectively in the increasingly complex and challenging financial environment.

You will gain increased knowledge of financial accounting, investment and management accounting. A key element of this course is a focus on the increasingly global nature of accounting and the financial services profession. You will have the option to attend a two week study block, with online support available to guide you. This offers greater flexibility so you can study at your own pace. Taught by professionally qualified accountants with significant experience of working in industry as accountants, auditors and tax advisers, this course receives positive feedback from students who highlight the professionalism, commitment and support offered by tutors.

We also have a number of connections with the financial services sector, including significant links with companies such as KPMG and the Yorkshire Bank.

At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. To see our full programme and to register for a lecture visit http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/guestspeakers.

Professor Christopher Prince
Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Business and Law

"We are proud of the success of our national and international graduates."

With over 20 years' experience of designing and delivering in-company education and training for private and public sector organisations in the UK and overseas, Professor Prince speaks at world-wide conferences on corporate education, his area of business expertise. In addition to his academic role within our University he also acts as an advisor to a number of leading blue-chip companies on management and organisational development. Professor Prince has also served as a member of the UK's Association of Business Schools' Executive, and as the Chair of the Management, Organisation and Community Development Steering Committee. He is a former Deputy Editor of the Journal of Strategic Change, and has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Annual Conference of Management and Executive Development in the USA.


- Library
Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

- The Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

- Gym and Sports Facilities
Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Visit the Accounting (MSc) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS) - 20+ Awards

To be eligible for a Scholarship from our University you must:•Be progressing from an Undergraduate course for which you were charged the higher tuition fee applying since 2012-13 (i.e. your Undergraduate course began on or after 1 September 2012).
•Be undertaking a Masters course (students on Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diplomas, MA/MSc ‘top-up’ courses, Integrated Masters or any other type of Postgraduate or Professional course will not be eligible).
•Meet the entry requirements of the course you are applying to study.
•Be undertaking a course that is fundable by HEFCE (for example, NHS and NTCL funded courses are not fundable by HEFCE, so students to those courses will not be eligible).
•Be studying full-time or part-time for a maximum of two years (applicants to courses where the duration exceeds 24 months will not be eligible).
•Be domiciled in the UK or European Union (EU).
•Be paying your fees through personal or family resources. If you have your fees paid or part paid through a sponsorship arrangement you would not be eligible for a Scholarship.
•Be able to attend the course applied for in 2015-16.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Leeds Beckett University is offering 105 scholarships, each worth £10,000, to UK and EU students who will be starting Postgraduate taught Masters courses in September 2015. The Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme is part of a Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) initiative, aimed at widening access to Masters courses by removing barriers to Postgraduate education for students from under-represented groups. Included in this scheme are 15 scholarships to support Women in Science.

Application Procedure

You must make an application for a Scholarship alongside your application for the Masters course. Your application will be considered against the eligibility criteria stated at http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/pss/.All applications for a Scholarship must be received by the University by 31 May 2015.You must complete the PSS application form and supply the relevant supporting evidence by 31 May 2015. Failure to submit by the deadline and/or provide the necessary supporting evidence will mean that the application will not be considered.
To apply for this scholarship, please complete the online form at: http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/pages/postgraduate-support-scheme-apply/

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Please check our site for the most up-to-date entry requirements (View Website).

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