• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

The MSc Professional Accounting programme offered by the Coventry University demands a great deal from its students, so it’s ideal if you want to cover a lot of ground in a short time. You’ll learn to operate effectively within the global marketplace, enabling you to pursue a career in accounting or to further your knowledge of accounting standards. You may have just graduated in accounting or a related subject, or perhaps you’re already an accountant but want to develop into broader management roles.

This master’s course is linked to SAP. You’ll also learn using Bloomberg terminals and S&P Capital IQ – which are routinely used in major organisations around the word. And where better to study accounting than in the heart of London’s financial district?

Career prospects

Jobs in accounting and finance are competitive, so this degree is designed to provide the edge you need to secure a great career in accounting or strategic management.

If you haven’t yet qualified as an accountant, this course will offer significant exemptions from the qualifying exams with the leading professional bodies. From there, you could take up a role with an accountancy firm (including the big global consultancies) or you could work in-house for a business or become self-employed. Not all students may want to qualify as an accountant, but will have obtained an excellent grounding for a career in finance, management or leadership. You might work for an investment company or in raising corporate finance, for example.

If you’ve already qualified as an accountant, your higher-level qualification could accelerate your career – whether in accounting or in strategic leadership roles. You’ll have broadened your understanding of a wide range of aspects of accounting and deepened your knowledge of international accounting standards.

UK's Top Modern University

Are you looking to develop skills for your future career? Take the next step and choose to study at the UK's Top Modern University (Guardian University Guide 2019). Coventry University puts employability at the centre of all that we do and have great links with industry, helping thousands of students to find relevant work placements and internships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Empirical Finance and Accounting Research Methods
  • Audit, Assurance and Professional Ethics
  • SAP 1 – HANA
  • Professional Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Business Analysis
  • Taxation
  • SAP 2 – Business Intelligence

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      18 months Extended Professional Practice

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      This study mode is available only for UK/EU students.

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.
  • Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14509 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14509 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11867 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11867 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • EU/EEA: £12,450 (with professional practice)
  • NON-EU/EEA: £16,700 (with professional practice)

Living costs

  • London, United Kingdom

    1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Coventry, United Kingdom

    656 - 1060 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

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.

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