Professional Accountancy MSc

School of Business

A fully accredited degree where you will explore conceptual and regulatory frameworks involved in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements

Start date

January 2022


12 months

Study mode

Full Time


Dundee City Campus

Explore conceptual and regulatory accounting frameworks involved in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements, compliant with International Financial Reporting Standards.

You will learn about techniques used by financial managers when evaluating financial decisions and about the business issues they face. You will explore accounting information and specialised techniques in costing, planning, controlling, decision-making, and performance measurement.

You'll study the administration of the tax system, tax payer’s compliance obligations, computation of tax liabilities, and tax planning techniques. You will learn how to advise people and businesses on the impact of key tax considerations.

The course focuses on the technical and theoretical study of fundamental professional accounting subjects. You will also carry out a professional project in the context of international accounting practice.

We also organise a number of career support workshops and events with the ACCA, including a visit to their Scottish HQ in Glasgow. 

Successful completion of this degree enables you to claim exemption from all ACCA Applied Knowledge and Skills (previously referred to as F1 to F9) papers.

MSc Professional Accountancy and the ACCA

Syeda Abedin, Professional Accountancy graduate
“Studying Masters in Professional Accountancy at University of Dundee gave me an immense competitive edge in the job market. The course is designed in such a way that after the successful completion of the course, a graduate can straightway claim exemptions from ACCA F1 to F9 Papers.”

Syeda Abedin, Professional Accountancy graduate

Professional accreditation

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Accreditation from the Association of International Accountants (AIA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and ACCA

This degree is accredited by the ACCA. Upon successful completion, graduates will be exempt from all of the ACCA’s Knowledge/Skills papers.

You can also contact the course director, Professor Bill Russell, via Skype to discuss the course.


Shortlisted for Business School of the Year

THE Awards 2021

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