MSc Accounting and Finance

Our MSc Accounting and Finance programme is aligned to the Professional level syllabus of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification. You can take ACCA professional level exams during, or after, the programme*. You can also apply to the CIMA Master’s Gateway programme, an accelerated route to achieving the CIMA Qualification.***

This programme offers the option to join our 18-month programme which includes our Academic and Career Skills (ACS) module**, providing you with an opportunity to complete your Master's programme with up to six-months work experience.

The MSc Accounting and Finance degree is awarded by BPP University

 

Programme details
Location

London City^, Manchester and Birmingham

Start Date

September and March

Length of programme

12-months, full-time
18-months, full-time with the Academic and Career Skills (ACS) module**

Modes of study

Classroom

Assessment

You will be assessed for each module by the most appropriate method to enable you to demonstrate the learning outcomes. Our assessment framework includes coursework, examinations, presentations and supervised projects.

How to apply

To apply online, please apply direct or for more information request a call back


*Students wishing to take advantage of the dual nature of this programme and sit the external ACCA professional exams will need to be registered with the ACCA and enter for the relevant examinations (at the students own responsibility and cost).
**This is an integral part of the 18 month programme and is designed to prepare you to complete your Master's with valuable work experience. This work experience can be in a paid or unpaid job, short-term internship, employer-led or professional body project, consultancy work or volunteering.
*** Please note that Masters Gateway fees will be payable to CIMA. Details of these fees and the Master's Gateway scheme can be found on the CIMA website.

^Please note that some classes may be delivered at our nearby Liverpool Street centre, which is less than 10 minutes’ walk away.

Key Information

  • You will be prepared to undertake the ACCA Professional level examinations either during the programme or once you have graduated*
  • As the teaching is delivered by a mix of practitioner and academic staff, you will be well-prepared for accountancy or finance as a profession
  • On completion of the programme you will be able to demonstrate a wide range of new, commercially-valuable professional skills, making you attractive to employers
  • English language support provided as part of the programme if required
  • Optional 18-month programme which includes the Academic and Career Skills (ACS) module**, designed to enhance your employability and prepare you to complete your Master’s with potential work experience.
  • Learning materials are provided by BPP Learning Media, an ACCA-approved provider for content
  • You will have access to our comprehensive online learning resources and support to supplement your face-to-face tuition
  • Our programme enables you to apply for the CIMA Master’s Gateway, an accelerated route to achieving the CIMA qualification***

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Your Accounting and Finance Masters degree

Study Programme

Our MSc Accounting and Finance programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills that are fundamental to a career in accounting and finance and, through elective choices, you can specialise in key areas of interest to you. Your specialist studies culminate in the third term when you will use your business research skills as part of a consultancy project module. You will also study Leadership for Finance Professionals – an innovative and distinctive module that will prepare you for entry into a supervisory or managerial role.

Assessment

Your programme materials will include study materials, formative assessments and revision guidance to fully prepare you for your assessments and professional examinations. You will also get feedback throughout the programme to help you realise your full potential.

CIMA Master’s Gateway***

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. BPP University’s MSc Accounting and Finance programmes enables you to apply to The CIMA Master’s Gateway. An accelerated route to achieving the CIMA qualification, the Master’s Gateway grants you 12 exemptions from the CIMA Qualification upon successful completion of the external CIMA Gateway Exam (also known as the Management Level Case Study exam). This means you can progress straight onto the strategic level of the CIMA Professional Qualification accelerating your journey to becoming a CIMA Qualified Accountant.

Our Academic and Career Skills (ACS) module**

Our Academic and Career Skills (ACS) module is designed to enhance your employability by developing your career ready and transferable skills. This module is a feature of the 18-month full-time programme. It gives you the opportunity to complete your programme with practical work experience. This work experience can be a paid or unpaid job, short-term internship, employer-led or Professional Body project, consultancy work or volunteering.

For more information visit our Professional Development and Employability Modules page

Modules

You must complete all compulsory modules. Elective modules will run subject to demand and may not all be available in all locations on all undergraduate programmes.

Stage 1 - Compulsory

  • Governance, Risk and Control (15 credits)
  • Corporate Reporting (30 credits)
  • Leadership for Finance Professionals (15 credits)

Stage 2 – Compulsory

  • Business Analysis (15 credits)
  • Financial Management (15 credits)
  • Portfolio Management (15 credits))

Stage 3 – Compulsory

  • Business and Research Skills Consultancy Project (12-month programme); or
  • Academic and Career Skills module (ACS) (18-month programme)

Stage 3 – Electives – Choose 30 credits

  • Performance Management (15 credits)
  • Taxation (15 credits)
  • Audit and Assurance (15 credits)

Academic and Career Skills (ACS) module**

Our Academic and Career Skills (ACS) module is designed to enhance your employability by developing your career ready and transferable skills. This module is a feature of the 18-month full-time programme. It gives you the opportunity to complete your Master’s with practical work experience. This work experience can be a paid or unpaid job, short-term internship, employer-led or Professional Body project, consultancy work or volunteering.


Educational background

Students wishing to study the MSc Accounting and Finance will require:

  • A degree (lower second class or higher) in any accounting or finance-related discipline; OR
  • Be a part-qualified associate of:
    • ACCA holding exam passes or exemptions from Papers F1-F9
    • ICAEW holding exemptions or exam passes from the Professional stage
    • CIMA holding exemptions or exam passes from the Managerial stage; OR
  • Be a fully qualified accountant from a recognised institution, or passed finalist - in which case the student would be eligible to join the programme at the final stage of the programme (60 credits)

English Language Requirements

If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS level 6.5 (overall) or equivalent, plus a minimum of 6.0 in all components in addition to the above entry requirements.

If you have the minimum of 6.0 in any component, you will be required to undertake a compulsory in-sessional English/Academic English course during the first term of your studies.

September 2017 onwards:

For UK / EU Students:
MSc Accounting and Finance fees
12-month programme fee is £12,000
18-month programme fee £15,605

For International Students :
MSc Accounting and Finance fees
12-month programme fee is £14,000

18-month programme fee: £17,720

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for exams £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15-credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20-credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30-credit module £800

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Loans are available for eligible Master's courses, allowing you to apply for a loan towards your course and living costs. 

If you are applying for a programme beginning before Spetember 2017

You can apply for a Postgraduate Loan up to a maximum of £10,000

If you are applying for a programme beginning in September 2017 onwards

You can apply for a Postgraduate Loan up to a maximum of £10,280

You can apply online at www.gov.uk/postgraduateloan or for further information visit our student finance section

Additional Charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for exams £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15 credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20 credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30 credit module £80

BPP University Scholarships

We know that you are a student with passion, drive and a real desire to learn. That is why we have scholarships that you may find helpful if you simply do not have the finances to go to university. In 2015 alone, we offered over £400,000 in scholarship funding. For more information please visit: bppuniversity.ac.uk/scholarships

Additional Funding Options

For those who need it, BPP University’s Student Services support team can provide funding advice and assistance. This includes information on other options open to you, such as bursaries and grants from professional bodies, charities, employers and other institutions who give financial support. For instance, funding may be available through scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company (slc.co.uk) or Future Finance student loans**.

For more information on Future Finance loans, financial support and addition funding please visit /bpp-university/student-finance

** Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the Future Finance loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website at futurefinance.com/uk. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.

Alumni Discount

BPP University Business School is offering a 10% discount on tuition fees on certain Masters programmes (MSc) to all alumni who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree with BPP University.

^The offer is available until 31.12.2018. Students must apply for a relevant MSc programme with BPP University’s Business School to participate in this discount and no cash alternative will be offered. To be eligible applicants must have completed a full time two (if accelerated) or three years on an undergraduate degree with BPP University. This discount applies to MSc Management, MSc Management with Finance, MSc Management with Project Management, MSc International Marketing, International MBA or, MSc Accounting and Finance at BPP University’s London City, Birmingham or Manchester study centres. Start date of this discount is 24.07.2017 and is available until 31.12.2018, this offer of this discount may be withdrawn at any time. Students may be required to send a scanned copy of their undergraduate degree certificate as proof of their graduation from BPP University. Discount applies to those MSc programmes and centres listed and cannot be redeemed on any other programmes. This discount does not apply if any other offers are being redeemed on the MSc programme(s). This discount is offered by BPP University Limited having registered address BPP House, Aldine Place, 142-144 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8AA