MSc in Professional Accounting

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About the course

This specialist programme has been designed to enable to you gain a masters degree in accounting and undertake training for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Professional Examinations on a linked course. It combines teaching from our expert academics for the MSc and professional training from Kaplan to prepare you for the ACCA Professional Papers.

Primarily aimed at those who have a good undergraduate degree in accounting, this course prepares you for a future career as a professional accountant. You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to lead using logic, analysis, and an understanding of the complexities of accounting within the business world - both now and in the future. Successful completion of the ACCA Professional Papers will help you stand out in the international accounting job market. 


Key facts

Tuition fees

Home/EU: £13,585*
Overseas: £17,585*

*Fee includes £634 for an ACCA exam pack

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More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements

For entry onto the programme, applicants must have passed all 9 ACCA Fundamental Papers or must present official ACCA letter of exemption. In addition, a minimum of 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in Accounting or Accounting and Finance is generally required or a suitable alternative 2:2 degree.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Admissions status

Open for admission in 2018/19

Mode of study: Hull Campus

Duration: 1 year full-time for the MSc and a further 3 months to complete ACCA Professional Examinations

Study information

You’ll study the following modules

  • Issues in Accounting & Accountability
  • Issues in Professional Auditing
  • Complex Financial Reporting
  • Accounting, Organisations and Control
  • Corporate Finance
  • Public Sector Finance, Taxation & Accounting
  • Dissertation

ACCA papers

  • Advanced Auditing (December exam)
  • Advanced Taxation (June exam)
  • Strategic Business Reporting (September exam)
  • Strategic Business Leader (following December exam)

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

This programme prepares you for a future career as a professional accountant. By gaining a masters degree and your ACCA Professional Examinations on the same course – you’ll stand out in the global job market after graduation.

Accounting graduates from the University of Hull have found work with companies including Deloitte, Npower, Smith & Nephew, the Civil Service, Asda, Santander and Deutsche Bank.