12 months
15000 GBP/year
7500 GBP/year
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Designed in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), this Accounting and Finance (CIMA Gateway) programme at Abertay University will prepare you for a successful career in finance by enhancing the skills you need to succeed at management and strategic level within any organisation.

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Financial experts with the knowledge and critical decision-making skills to add value to organisations are in high demand. Top-level financial skills combined with leadership ability, business, technical and people skills are often a prerequisite for boardroom positions.

On joining this Accounting and Finance (CIMA Gateway) programme at Abertay University , you will: 

  • Develop a thorough and contemporary knowledge of the accounting and financial processes of an organisation and the ability to forward plan and effectively manage risk.
  • Gain knowledge of environmental challenges and trends, the opportunities and constraints these create, and how they impact on organisational decision-making and resource allocation.
  • Build on key skills associated with employment in high-performance organisations.
  • Work towards a Management Accountant qualification while completing your master’s degree.
  • Receive significant study support from CIMA. Your programme fees will include CIMA registration, your first year’s CIMA subscription fees, an attempt at the CIMA Management Case Study Exam, and access to CIMAstudy.com and CIMAconnect online.

This Accounting and Finance (CIMA Gateway) MSc at Abertay University is one of the few programmes in the UK to provide an accelerated route to becoming a chartered accountant, whilst delivering insight into how to master all of the qualities and skills mentioned above. 

Career Opportunities 

In the current financial climate there has been an increase in demand for accountants with a detailed knowledge of the environment in which a business operates and the ability to forward plan and effectively manage risk.Your qualification will be the gold standard of financial expertise and recognised globally. Should you wish to work overseas, within the UK or locally, you will be highly sought after by employers in the public, private and third sectors. 

The knowledge, understanding and skills developed on the programme will enable you to understand key issues, which relate to strategic decision-making within business and provide essential input for the success to global organisations. 


You’ll receive significant exemptions from CIMA professional examinations, resulting in a fast-tracked route to the Strategic Level of the CIMA Qualification Framework.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Advanced Management Accounting for Decision Making 
  • Case Studies in Management Accounting
  • Advanced Performance Management 
  • Project Management
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate accounting degree (2:2 or better). Students who have an ordinary degree and are CIMA accredited to 'Operational Level' or above are also eligible for entry. 
  • A desire to focus on management accounting and progress towards a professional qualification with CIMA. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 10,000 GBP

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 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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