MSc in Professional Accountancy – University of London

As the world is quickly changing, all the professionals need to keep up the pace and improve their skills in order to stay on track with the growing needs.

In order to be more noticeable in an already saturated market, the ACCA is offering their students, affiliates and members the chance to add a MSc Degree in Professional Accountancy from the University of London, along with the ACCA qualifications.

The University of London is one in a very prestigious group of educational facilities, and being an ACCA member, affiliate or student, you have a unique opportunity to get an MSc degree from this institution, and also to study the course remotely, from any place in the world.

Why choose the University of London?

  • This is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the UK and is famous for the accessibility of its degrees for student all over the world.
  • The people who have studied at this University are the ones shaping our world. Seven Nobel Prize winners have studied here, including Nelson Mandela, and also many leaders in the business, industry and science sectors.
  • The University of London has more than 50,000 students in 180 countries all over the world. You can study from home via the distance learning option.
  • Your CV will stand among the crowds with an MSc Degree from the University of London, alongside your ACCA designation.

Who is Eligible for an MSc Degree?

You can get an MSc in Professional Accountancy via three routes, at whatever stage of your career you are in:

Students: As a student, to get your MSc, you need to have passed the Fundamentals exam, P1 – Governance, Risk and Ethics, P2 – Corporate Reporting and P3 –Business Analysis.

Affiliates: To get an MSc as an affiliate, it is considered that you have passed the professional qualification, and you need to carry a Strategic Financial Project and fulfill a Global Issues for the Finance Professional module.

Members: To get an MSc as a member you must carry a Strategic Financial Project and fulfill a Global Issues for the Finance Professional module

Programme details

You can get the master’s degree in two ways, depending on your entrance requirements. Because of the two modules which are needed to complete the degree, you can choose either option, but they both have very competitive prices, in comparison to other offered academic degrees.

Award Pathway Designed for You study Study period Indicative cost
MSc Pathway 1 ACCA students with P1 to P3 3 modules 6 months – 5 years Up to £1,545 per module

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Pathway 2 ACCA Members and Affiliates 2 modules
Postgraduate Certificate

How it works?

Pathway 1: ACCA Students:

For the purpose of completing your master’s degree, you are granted credits by the University of London for the three ACCA modules that you study to get your ACCA qualification (P1 to P3). The ACCA accepts two of the modules (Strategic Financial Management and Strategic Performance Management) in place of ACCA papers P4 and P5

Pathway 2: ACCA Members

If you are an ACCA member, you have already passed all your professional exams, and you just need to complete two modules and earn the MSc Degree from the University of London.

If your last exam was finished more than five years ago, then you will need to take a preparation course before registration (the price is $49) for Pathway 2.

Preparation Course: The preparation course starts every two weeks and lasts for six weeks. If you have to take a preparatory course, you will have to register by the prescribed registration date.

If you haven’t taken any Professional Level exams, you need to contact ACCA about your eligibility.

Summary of key dates

Professional Accountancy January 2018 session July 2018 session
Applications/registrations open 25 September 2017 26 March 2018
Applications close 04 December 2017 11 June 2018
Registrations close 11 December 2017 18 June 2018
Compulsory induction courses are provided after you are fully registered
and must be completed before the programme starts
Programme starts 08 January 2018 09 July 2018
Final assessments take place Week commencing 04 June 2018 Week commencing 03 December 2018


The fee you pay depends on:

Fee per module 2017 study sessions
Web-supported learning in a Band A country 1746 USD
Web-supported learning in a Band B country 2013 USD

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