• For Entry: January | September
  • Duration: 12 months
  • School: Social Sciences
  • Study Mode: Full Time

A professional accountancy programme combining masters level study with full professional body accreditation from the international Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The MSc Professional Accountancy at Dundee is fully accredited by the ACCA. We aim to help you develop the skills and techniques that employers consider vital for entry into a variety of rewarding careers in accounting. It allows you to have a better understanding of accounting practices, regulations and standards in an increasingly globalised accounting and reporting environment.

Why study this course at Dundee?

MSc Professional Accountancy is fully accredited by the ACCA, a full member of the International Federation of Accountants, which operates in countries across the world. Full accreditation means that successful completion of this programme will entitle graduates to claim exemptions from ACCA Fundamental Papers: F1 to F9. Thus, graduates, who may be recruited onto this programme from many different countries, will attain advanced standing into a programme of professional education that will be relevant in many different countries.

Professional Accountancy MSc

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I am an international student from the United States pursuing a postgraduate degree in Professional Accountancy. This program is one of a kind in the United Kingdom, as it is fully accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a global body of accountancy and finance professionals which amongst others make it worth pursuing.

The University of Dundee is a home away from home. From the friendliness of the staff, to the favourable environment and fellow students has helped me in settling very quickly. The University has provided me with the opportunity of realising my potential and set me on the path to fulfilling my dream of becoming a member of the world's most prestigious international accountancy and finance professionals body, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

I remained forever grateful for this opportunity.

Varney Bafalie
current student

What is so good about this course?

The course provides an international perspective on the theory and practice of Professional Accountancy. It is the first UK masters programme to combine Masters level study with full professional body accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Our staff are committed to providing a stimulating, supportive and friendly environment for our students. This commitment was recognised by the latest National Student Survey (2011) in which 94% of accountancy students said they thought staff were good at explaining things.

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Who should study this course?

This degree is suitable for those who have studied accounting before but who do not have professional accreditation.

Connect with us

If you would like to discuss the Professional Accountancy programme please contact Dr Louise Crawford, Director MSc Professional Accountancy programme by email at professionalaccountancy@dundee.ac.uk

 

Alternatively, if you need help with the application process or would like to chat to Dr Bill Russell, Associate Dean International, then please call him on Skype

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There are two intakes each year - January & September, the course lasts for 12 months.

How you will be taught

Teaching will involve a mixture of lecture style-delivery, workshops, student presentations, student-led discussion sessions, computer laboratory-based sessions and guest speakers from the accountancy profession and practice.

The learning environment will encourage your participation in your own learning experience in order to nurture independent life-long learning and the development of professional and generic skills.

How you will be assessed

Assessment of taught modules will be a mixture of unseen examinations and coursework assignments. To meet ACCA professional body accreditation criteria, each accredited module will incorporate a 3 hour unseen final examination which contributes to at least 50% of the final module grade.

What you will study

There are five compulsory taught modules:

  • Audit, Assurance and Professional Ethics
  • Professional Financial Management
  • Professional Financial Reporting
  • Professional Management Accounting
  • Tax Compliance and Fiscal Studies

Plus a student-led Professional Accountancy Project - this comprises individual student work focused on the accountancy profession and/or practice and will be supervised by staff. The project includes an extended literature review, which may include company analysis, capturing relevant academic literature, professional accountancy pronouncements, professional publications, the financial press and use of specialist software, as appropriate.

Successful completion of this course enables student to claim exemption from ACCA Fundamental Papers: F1 to F9. Thus, graduates of this programme will be partly professionally qualified with ACCA and can seek employment in the accountancy profession where they may chose to complete their ACCA professional qualification.

Alternatively, ACCA professional exams can be completed full time with education providers operating in many different countries across the globe.

Year of Entry: 2016

An honours degree at 2.1, or above, in accounting or a related discipline with significant accounting content will normally be required, though a consideration of relevant and advanced professional practical experience will also be considered.

 EU and International qualifications


English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.5
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers

 

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are 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.

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The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee statusFees for students starting 2016/17
Scottish and EU students £5,500 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Rest of UK students £5,500 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Overseas students (non-EU) £12,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for international applicants

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate (UKPASS) website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the How to Apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.

  Degree Course Code
Apply NowProfessional Accountancy MScP044676

Course Contact

Gwen Hannah
Social Sciences
g.m.hannah@dundee.ac.uk
+44 (0)1382 385147

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