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Accounting & Finance (ACCA Route) MSc

University of the West of Scotland

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

MSc Accounting & Finance has been developed in partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and prepares you for a successful career in finance and accounting in various business environments.

The MSc in Accounting & Finance (ACCA Route) build upon your first business / accounting related degree and offers both full time and part time opportunities to study towards a Master’s degree and, at the same time, prepare you for the ACCA’s professional exams.

Career prospects

Graduates will have many career options in finance and accounting, including senior management posts, in industry and commerce e.g. financial accountant, business analyst, financial analyst, treasurer, risk manager, internal auditor, and management accountant.

Students may wish to fully complete their professional accreditation with ACCA as the primary aim of this programme is to accelerate careers in the accountancy profession. The ACCA qualification ultimately leads to professional recognition and, with industry experience, to chartered and certified status.

Other progression routes include a research career or further study with an MBA, PhD, or DBA.

ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERED CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS (ACCA)

This MSc prepares students for the rigours of professional level examinations that are required at the advanced level of the ACCA professional programme.

Teaching & Assessment

The core modules will use a flipped classroom approach as their learning and teaching strategy, with students supporting each other through collaboration and group work.

Academics have the roles of guides/facilitators in the learning, thus encouraging a learning partnership approach.

Problem-solving will be a key element of the learning and teaching approach, with case studies used in the core modules to simulate real-life financial and business scenarios and used to identify, exemplify, analyse and criticise theory and practice of accounting & finance.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 16,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 103 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    122 56%

    49th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    37th

    23

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