12 months
2860 GBP/year
2860 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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In the Applied Accounting programme at the Oxford Brookes University, you will have the opportunity to work with students from around the world. You will gain technical and transferable skills which apply across the globe.

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The  Applied Accounting programme at the Oxford Brookes University is a cost-effective, part-time, distance learning master’s degree. Your Advanced Accounting and Finance project enables you to apply your business research skills to a real world accounting or finance related problem. This can be an area of interest to your organisation.

You can study from wherever you are in the world giving you the flexibility of learning in your own time. 

Career prospects

Studying for a master’s gives you career choices including:

  • career progression through enhanced academic qualifications
  • setting up a business. A number of students may use their skills, knowledge and understanding to develop their family business
  • acceptance onto a postgraduate doctoral level course in a related area.

Students are attractive to employers both in the UK and internationally and have gone to work in prestigious organisations such as:

  • Apple (on the leadership programme)
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • IBM
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Wolseley Group

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
The aim of the Research Methods module is to develop your knowledge of a range of research approaches, methods and techniques appropriate for the field of accounting and finance. It also develops your skills in critically evaluating research carried out and reported by others.
  • Advanced Accounting and Finance Project
This module provides you with the opportunity to undertake a self-managed process of systematic enquiry. This enquiry may focus on academic research within the domain of accountancy or finance forming a traditional dissertation or it may equally focus on a particular organisational challenge or opportunity and take the form of an accounting or finance project. In all cases it will include and report on the outcomes of a significant research activity. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

The MSc in Applied Accounting is for students who have passed at least three ACCA Professional Level Papers or have successfully completed:

  • Institute Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2860 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2860 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2860 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2860 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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