12 months
32000 GBP/year
20000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The specialist MSc Accounting course offered at The University of Manchester  will boost your career prospects by developing an advanced knowledge of accounting theory and practice, and prepare for a leading role in the accountancy profession. 


The MSc Accounting course offered at The University of Manchester will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of accounting as well as your critical thinking.  You will be introduced to different aspects of accounting research, and provided guidance in conducting the research.

Career opportunities

This course will help to enhance your abilities, skills and knowledge. It will prepare your for a career with top firms in the accountancy profession.  In addition, if you have overseas professional accounting qualifications, successful completion of the course can boost your career. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Accounting
  • Elements of Market Based Accounting Research
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • International Accounting Practice and Regulation
  • Corporate Governance in an Accounting Context
  • Assurance and Credible Corporate Reporting
  • Elements of Market Based Accounting Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We require a First or Upper Second class honours degree (2:1, with 60% average) from a UK university or the overseas equivalent.
  • You need a degree in accounting or overseas equivalent. Excellent results in accounting subjects are preferable, although a relevant and advanced UK professional accounting qualification (or overseas equivalent) will also be considered
  • You need to demonstrate a very strong background in accounting throughout your degree, and a final year major or specialisation in accounting will also be considered.
  • We highly recommend GMAT or GRE and anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    20000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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