We have developed this master’s course in response to student demand for a higher-level qualification to enhance career prospects and professional development. You are likely to come to us with a relevant first degree.
The Professional Accounting course from University of East London has a strong practical bias. You will learn how to apply theory to practice and we will expose you to the profession’s latest thinking, techniques and practices.
While you are learning the core elements required of accountancy professionals, we will also prepare you for the professional exams set by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the ACA qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Students who successfully completed the programme will also be eligible to join the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants through the accelerated route designed specifically for MBA and Masters in Accounting graduates. This route will allow graduates from this MSc Professional Accounting programme to take the CIMA master’s gateway assessment. Once they have successfully passed the assessment, they will be granted 11 exemptions from CIMA’s certificate, operational and management level exams. This is an excellent offer for those who are interested in having a rewarding career as a management accountant. For more information about the CIMA masters gateway assessment, please visit their website.
The overall objective of the course is to help you qualify as a professional accountant. By the time you graduate, you will have the confidence and knowledge to gain these additional qualifications, making you a great prospect for employers.
Your future career
The course is focused on making you highly employable and preparing you for the professional examinations that will take your career to the next level.
Within this field, you could become a chartered certified accountant, a chartered management accountant or a chartered public finance accountant.
You could choose to work for a big accountancy firm, auditor or taxation specialist. There will be a range of opportunities open to you, since companies of all sizes in all sectors need people who can understand numbers and offer sound advice to help them flourish.
With this qualification, you could go into the world of banking or investment, or into the finance department of any business. Alternatively, you could use your skills to help a charity, or work for local or central government or another public body.
Accounting is also a popular profession among the self-employed, so you could become an expert for hire as a freelance professional. You could even establish your own business. UEL can help you with this.
As well as the accountancy profession, you could deploy your skills in other fields, such as management consulting or research. Or you may decide you would like to continue your studies and aim for an academic career.
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- Governance & Accountability
- Corporate Reporting
- Business Strategy
- Strategic Financial
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
DisciplinesAccounting View 215 other Masters in Accounting in United Kingdom
- Degree: Minimum 2.2 Honours in Accounting or Accounting & Finance.
- We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
International13680 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13680 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Part-time UK/EU: £1,750 per 30 credit module
Postgraduate Loans (PGL)From the academic year 2016/17, the Government will for the first time provide a loan for postgraduate Masters study. The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) will provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students. It will be paid to students as a contribution towards Tuition Fees, living costs and other course costs.
Loans will be available to UK Nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK) who:
- have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of their course;
- are most recently resident in England;
- have not moved to England from elsewhere in the UK and Islands solely for the purpose of attending the course
Students may be eligible if they are an EU national or they have residency status as:
- EEA or Swiss migrant worker
- as a family member of any of the above or;
- the child of a Swiss national
- the child of a Turkish worker
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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