M.Sc. On Campus

Accounting and Finance

University of Derby

12 months
14700 GBP/year
7850 GBP/year
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Offering a challenging and intellectually stimulating learning experience, the MSc Accounting and Finance from University of Derby prepares you for ACCA professional level examinations alongside a highly respected masters qualification.

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The MSc Accounting and Finance from University of Derby  offers a dual approach to learning which will help you create a CV of real interest and substance. You can start working towards your ACCA professional level papers in parallel to studying for your masters qualification, with comprehensive support and guidance from your personal tutor throughout. We even run revision classes for the ACCA papers if you decide to pursue this route. 

When you’ve completed the course, you’ll be fully equipped to advance your career within an increasingly complex and global business environment.


There is always a demand for professional accountants and the MSc Accounting and Finance at University of Derby will equip you to embark on a new career – or advance your existing career – in many diverse roles and sectors, anywhere in the world.

Our graduates have taken up accounting and finance careers in both public and private sector businesses, ranging from local practices to multinational accounting firms.

Among their career destinations are senior roles with PwC, HMRC, the NHS, Baker Tilly International, epm:technology group, Ashgates Accountants and Business Advisors, Bates Weston and Prime Chartered Accountants.

Our strong links with the business community have opened doors to many exciting job opportunities. Over the last two years, Rolls-Royce have recruited our graduates into their finance department on six-month contracts which have subsequently become permanent jobs.


Accredited by ACCA and CIMA 

Programme Structure


  • Independent Study: Research Methods 
  • Independent Study: Dissertation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree with an accounting background
To take advantage of the dual learning offered by the MSc programme, you will need:
  • A good honours degree in Accounting which provides exemptions from the first 9 ACCA papers or to have passed ACCA F1-F9.
  • To be registered with ACCA - this will be your own responsibility.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • UK fee: £875 per 20 credits

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

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


  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

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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