This course will provide you with an international perspective on the theory and practice of accounting. There will be a particular focus on the move towards global harmonisation of accounting standards and the impact of leading standard-setting authorities. This degree is suitable if you have studied accounting before and wish to further their understanding of contemporary issues in an international setting.
Status: If you need a visa to study in the UK, this course is closed to applicants for Sept 2012 entry. Apply by 15th July for Sept 2013.
Status: If you need a visa to study in the UK - for entry Sept 2014, apply before 18th July 2014, and for entry Jan 2015, apply by 14th Nov 2014.
Why study MSc International Accounting at Dundee?
The MSc in International Accounting course will equip you with a high standard of knowledge in the principles, theoretical framework and practice of international accounting. You will also be exposed to contemporary research methodology and modern qualitative and quantitative research techniques employed to explore international corporate reporting practices. You will gain a detailed insight into the issues facing preparers and users of accounting information in an increasingly globalised reporting environment.
What's so good about MSc International Accounting at Dundee?
International Accounting is a rapidly expanding field and its importance has grown in conjunction with the trend towards globalisation. Employers are increasingly demanding that their recruits not only acquire the technical skills necessary to complete accounting tasks but also demand an appreciation of the context of accounting information taking into account wider social, political, economic, natural and cultural environments.
The MSc in International Accounting focuses on the connections between theory and practice and provides a strong basis for understanding issues in international accounting within this broader context. It also meets a need for postgraduate training as preparation for further research study.
Introduction to the School of Business
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Who should study this course?
Our MSc in International Accounting is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career which requires an understanding of the impact of accounting in an international environment.
Teaching & Assessment
The start date is September each year, and lasts for 12 months.
How you will be taught
Modules start at the beginning of the academic session in September and are taught by lectures and tutorials.
What you will study
This course comprises four core modules:
- Research Methods
- Quantitative Methods
- International Accounting & Financial Reporting
- Contemporary Accounting Issues
plus one modules from a variety of modules offered within the School of Business which typically include:
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Emerging Financial Markets and Investment
- Strategic Management Accounting
Semester 1 modules are examined in December while modules taught in semester 2 are examined by the end of April/early May. At this point, students will be directed, by their supervisor, to begin the dissertation phase of the degree (although they will be encouraged to begin thinking about their research topics in Semester 2).
The dissertation should take students around four months to complete with final drafts being submitted in late August/September.
How you will be assessed
You will be assessed by a combination coursework, examinations and dissertation.
The School of Business has excellent employment records for its students (and an impressive Alumni), and this Masters-level programme is intended to continue this pattern of success and enable students to embark on fulfilling and rewarding careers. In this regard, the structure of the degree, with an emphasis on developing both technical and generic (soft) skills, in the context of a fast-changing business environment, will stand students in good stead.
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EU and International students visit our EU and International webpages for entry requirements tailored to your home country.
Good first degree in accounting or related discipline with significant accounting content.
English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent), if your first language is not English. Please check our Language Requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English Language courses.
English Language Pre-Sessional Programmes
We offer Pre-Sessional programmes throughout the year and Foundation Programme(s) for both undergraduate and postgraduate students which start at the beginning of the academic year. These programmes are all designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme. Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer.
The 30 week (one Academic Year) Foundation Programme(s) allow applicants who have not met our typical academic entry requirements, and require additional English Language support by up to 1.0 IELTS, to gain the necessary qualifications to enter the University of Dundee degree programmes in the following year.
The 24 week Pre-Sessional programme (March – August) provides additional English Language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English Language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS and the 10 week Pre-Sessional programme (June – August) (October – December) provides specialist English Language tuition for students who are 0.5 IELTS below the requirement for their degree programme.
Fees and Funding
Sources of Funding
Information about the School of Business scholarships can be found on the School of Business scholarships webpage.
Other sources of funding for postgraduate students can be found on our Scholarships webpage.
- Dundee is ranked as one of the most affordable places for students to live in the UK, and the cost of living is around 15% cheaper than the UK average.
- Increasing numbers of students are successfully undertaking part-time work to supplement their income. You can get advice from our Careers Service, both about job opportunities and how to find a suitable study/work/life balance. EU and international students are also allowed to work up to 20 hours per week.
- As a student in Scotland, you have free access to the National Health Service. Visits to doctors and hospitals, as well as prescriptions, sight tests and dental checkups, are available free of charge.
How to Apply
Apply online via UKPASS
You must read the information regarding how to upload relevant documents to UKPASS before proceeding with your application.
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School of Business
University of Dundee
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