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Students can complete all of the ACCA Professional Exams as well as part of the Professional Experience Requirement while obtaining an MSc.
This programme provides students with an opportunity to complete all of the exams in the ACCA professional qualification, as part of an MSc.
The course has been structured to ensure that students will develop skills that are highly relevant to employment in a range of roles across teh accounting profession globally.
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About this course
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By embedding ACCA’s strategic professional papers into the structure of the MSc, students are able to complete all of the examinations in the ACCA professional qualification.
The additional MSc modules develop employment relevant skills , while completion of the Strategic Business Project will enable students to meet some of the performance objectives of ACCA’s Professional Experience Requirement (PER), and complete a number of months which will count towards the required 36 months of relevant practical experience.
Students will also be encouraged to complete ACCA’s Ethics and Professional Skills Module.
Thus, graduates will be well placed to obtain ACCA membership in the minimum possible time, while gaining an MSc as well as employment relevant skills.
The following modules will be studied:
Strategic Business Leader
Strategic Business Reporting
Introduction to Research
2 from Advanced Taxation, Advanced Performance Management, Advanced Audit and Assurance, Advanced Financial Management; and
either Cyber Security or Data Analytics; and
either Strategic Business Report or Dissertation
The course is completed over three semesters of study, on a full-time basis.
- September 2019
We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.
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Applicants must have completed 9 ACCA papers which comprise the Essential Knowledge and Essential Skills modules of the ACCA qualification or to have been exempted from these papers by having gained:
(i) a second class honours degree in Accounting or better from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or
(ii) an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification in Accounting;
have completed enrolment as a student of ACCA;
provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).The English language requirements for non-native English speakers is IELTS 6.0 with no contributing band below 5.5 or equivalent SELT (S).
English Language Requirements
English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.
Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
Careers & opportunities
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ACCA members are employed in a wide range of roles in all sectors globally.
Further information can be obtained at:
Fees and funding
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Fees (total cost)
Important notice - fees information
Fees illustrated are based on 18/19 entry and are subject to an annual increase. Correct at the time of publishing. Terms and conditions apply. Additional mandatory costs are highlighted where they are known in advance. There are other costs associated with university study.
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- Northern Ireland & EU:
- £13,680.00 Scholarships available
Additional mandatory costs
Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges), and normal living are a part of university life.
Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.
We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.
There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course.
Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees.
Please contact the course team for more information.