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Accounting (Top-Up) (MSc)

Course Description

Over recent years the role accounting professionals play in business decisions has become increasingly important to the success of any organisation. As a qualified accountant, this course will allow you to refresh your technical skills and develop new ways of thinking about current issues in both management and financial accounting.

You will examine the latest techniques being used in industry, looking at real life case studies and comparing these to the practices used within your own workplace. Working with fellow students, you will also look at the growing importance of financial reporting, discussing accounting standards and how these could be developed to improve your own organisation's fiscal statements.

If you are studying on campus, you can choose to study on a weekly basis to help fit around other commitments, or you could attend a two-week intensive programme, with online support to guide you as you work at your own pace, from anywhere in the world.

- Research Excellence Framework 2014
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

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


You will enhance your existing skills as well as acquire knowledge of new techniques, allowing you to improve current practices and make a difference within your profession. Studying on this course will demonstrate a commitment to the industry and may help boost your job prospects within your current organisation or with new employers.

Alternatively, you may wish to further your education with a PhD or one of our MBA courses.

- Finance Director
- Academic
- Senior Accountant
- Financial Controller

Careers Advice:
Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

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

Course Benefits

You can choose to study on a week-by-week basis to help fit around your work and life commitments, or you could attend a two-week intensive study programme, with online support available to guide you as you work at your own pace, from anywhere in the world.

This is an opportunity to be taught by professionally qualified accountants who have significant experience working as auditors and tax advisers. Positive feedback from our students highlighted the quality of professionalism, commitment and support offered by tutors 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 click here (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/guestspeakers).


- Library
Our Library is one of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, our Library has 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 (Top-Up) (MSc) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

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

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