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MSc Accountancy (Advanced Standing)

Course Description

The MSc Accountancy (Advanced Standing) is an advanced qualification for professionals wishing to pursue financially-oriented careers in UK public and private sector businesses or international organisations. To be eligible to join this course you must have already completed a relevant professional qualification linked with the CCAB.

By studying on this course you will develop a systematic understanding of the tools and techniques of accounting and financial analysis and gain a critical understanding of the principal research traditions and research methods used in accountancy.

What will you learn?

You will learn to apply knowledge and a critical understanding by undertaking a research project in an area of accounting in the global business context. This will help you to develop a comprehensive understanding of research techniques that will benefit you both practically and academically. This will be particularly valuable if you choose to continue on to doctoral-level studies.

The MSc Accountancy will fine-tune your personal effectiveness in terms of self-awareness, self-reflection and self-management, time management, sensitivity to diversity in people and different situations, and the ability to continue to learn through reflection on practice and experience. The course will enhance your lifelong learning and transferable skills so that you are able to work with self-direction and originality and contribute to business, the professions and society at large.

Special features

The MSc Accountancy offers you the chance to join a well-established, vibrant and multi-cultural postgraduate community engaged in preparing themselves for a career in accounting and financial strategy.

Teaching and supervision is by a well qualified and dedicated team of experienced staff drawn from business and academia.

The University of Bolton offers an excellent library and 24/7 IT facilities, WiFi and learning areas.
The University has a long standing reputation for working closely with industry and professional bodies, such as the ACCA, IFA and CIMA.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

Visit the MSc Accountancy (Advanced Standing) page on the University of Bolton website for more details!

Student Profiles

Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship - 3 Awards

The Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship can be awarded to full-time UK, EU, and International Masters students, irrespective of their financial means.In order to receive this Scholarship, applicants must have completed and submitted an application form which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please note that this Scholarship is only available to students undertaking their first Masters course.For more information about this scholarship please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance or contact the Student Funding Advisor, Karen Bentley on 01204 903497

Value of Scholarship(s)



You must have been awarded a First-Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) from a UK or EU institution.
You must be studying a full-time taught masters at the University of Bolton campus in Bolton.
You must not be in receipt of any other offer, i.e. Alumni Discount or any other fee reduction.
You must not be in receipt of any other kind of sponsorship towards your tuition fees, for example from an employer.
The course of study must have commenced in September 2014 or later.

Application Procedure

In order to receive the scholarship towards fees students must have completed the Masters Excellence Scholarship application form, which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please return the form with photocopies of your certificates to:Masters Excellence Scholarship Scheme,
Student Centre,
Chancellor's Mall,
University of Bolton,
Deane Road, Bolton. BL3 5ABTel: +44 (0)1204 903497 / +44 (0)1204 903499
Email: [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

You must be a fully qualified accountant and hold membership of a professional body linked with the CCAB (The Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies).You may be invited for interview.

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