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Are you looking for a qualification that provides you with a Masters and that helps you achieve the professional standards required to become an Accountant?

This unique Masters degree is carefully aligned with the ACCA professional level papers and aims to thoroughly prepare you for the challenging ACCA professional examinations – a well-regarded accounting qualification by major employers in both the UK and Internationally.

This course not only prepares you for success in professional examinations but also aims to enhance employment prospects covering contemporary topics facing accounting practices and policies. Topics include auditing, corporate and group reporting, strategic business leadership and performance management, all of which allows you to gain a competitive edge and ensure you are one-step ahead of your peers.

Upon successful completion of this two-year course, you will obtain an MSc in Professional Accounting with professional study preparation and should have attempted the ACCA professional stage exams.

Northumbria University is part of a select group of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – the first in Europe to gain the double accreditation. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

** SUBJECT TO VALIDATION **

Are you looking for a qualification that provides you with a Masters and that helps you achieve the professional standards required to become an Accountant?

This unique Masters degree is carefully aligned with the ACCA professional level papers and aims to thoroughly prepare you for the challenging ACCA professional examinations – a well-regarded accounting qualification by major employers in both the UK and Internationally.

This course not only prepares you for success in professional examinations but also aims to enhance employment prospects covering contemporary topics facing accounting practices and policies. Topics include auditing, corporate and group reporting, strategic business leadership and performance management, all of which allows you to gain a competitive edge and ensure you are one-step ahead of your peers.

Upon successful completion of this two-year course, you will obtain an MSc in Professional Accounting with professional study preparation and should have attempted the ACCA professional stage exams.

Northumbria University is part of a select group of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – the first in Europe to gain the double accreditation. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 year full-time

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

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Four core accounting modules are delivered in the first year of study that are carefully aligned with the ACCA professional level papers, covering topics of audit, corporate governance & ethics, corporate and group reporting, strategic business leadership and performance management.These core modules are designed to prepare you for the ACCA professional examinations.  

To complement the core specialist accounting modules,you will also undertake cross discipline modules such as Developing Global Management Competencies I and II, which will provide opportunities for you to explore leadership and management development through theory based and experiential learning.  

In the second year of study, you will study a 60-credit year long professional study preparation (PSP) module, where you will undertake an ACCA papers review, provided by a professional accounting trainer employed by Northumbria. This will offer exposure to professional accounting examination, expert advice, guidance and support to prepare you for the ACCA professional examinations as well as a professional accounting career. You will also develop research skills by preparing for an MSc dissertation.

You will be taught by specialist accounting staff via a combination of methods that include lectures, seminars and workshops.

Our staff are actively pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and generating new concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies have been assessed as internationally excellent or world leading.  

Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system in order to ensure a successful learning journey and the development of the necessary academic study skills. Extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers is built into the course. Whatever your background, we will help you take the more critical, deeper and research-informed approach that is needed for Masters degree at a UK university.

The excellent facilities at Northumbria University include a trading room that’s fully equipped with 20 Bloomberg terminals. It’s a great opportunity to develop financial and analytical skills in a simulated trading environment.

The 24/7 University Library achieves some of the highest levels of student satisfaction in the UK and has held the Cabinet Office accreditation for Customer Service Excellence since 2010.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course. We use tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal, lecture capture software to allow for catch-up streaming, and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research.

Throughout your course, you will be an active participant in the on-going research agenda that is at the heart of Newcastle Business School. With conferences and research events regularly taking place,and with staff discussing their own research as it relates to the topics you’ll study, there’s a strong emphasis on engaging in up-to-date enquiry-based learning.

This is a practical based Masters degree that focuses on helping you achieve the professional qualifications required for a career in accounting. Every module will play a role in developing and reinforcing the transferable attributes necessary for graduate employment: effective time management, excellent communication,good teamwork and high-level analysis.

The University Careers and Employment Service offers a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

This practical and useful Masters course will ensure you are one-step ahead of your peers. You will not only be taught the practical based skills and techniques to help you pass your ACCA professional examinations, you will also be provided with academic skills and knowledge that will provide you with additional skills to help gain a competitive edge in the jobs market.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, and completion of ACCA Foundation papers.

International qualifications

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language requirements

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £15,680

Full EU Fee: £15,680

Full International Fee: £21,860

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

FUNDING INFORMATION

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