• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Applied Accounting programme from De Montfort University is designed to provide a career focused academic experience for students as well as a good understanding of the requirements of the practice based professional exams studied to obtain chartered status as an accountant. 


The Applied Accounting programme from De Montfort University will be both quantitative and qualitative and reflect the increasing internationalisation of business.  There will be an emphasis on the application of accounting and finance techniques, underpinned by the relevant UK law and regulations and international standards.

Reasons to study Applied Accounting MSc at DMU:

  • Gain practical accounting skills - Strongly linked to accounting in a practical environment and to the role of finance trained staff within the economy.
  • Get workplace ready - Employability skills will be simultaneously developed to aid progression from study to employment.
  • Specialise in areas of your choice - Specialise in relevant areas of practice such as tax advise and audit which will permit you to consider areas of interest in more depth through a range of elective modules.
  • Close links with employers and professional accounting bodies providing you with opportunities for industry relevant sessions to enhance your employability
  • The Department of Accounting and Finance is committed to providing a high quality educational experience focusing on teaching excellence through diverse approaches to learning, teaching and assessment that enable all students to maximise their potential.
  • Learn key skills to help you in the future - The programme is designed to reflect the requirements of the ACCA professional papers.
  • Learn from industry professionals - The core taught modules will be delivered by professionally qualified accountants who have years of industry experience and teaching students to pass ACCA exams.

Graduate careers

We aim to deliver courses that prepare students for today’s competitive job market. Our range of real-world placements and strong links with employers has helped DMU enter the top 25 UK universities for graduate employment.

In fact, according to the most recent Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 95.8 per cent of our most recent graduates were in employment or full-time education six months after graduating, well above the national average.

Support also extends beyond the classroom and includes employment fairs, graduate internships, enterprise support and a whole range of careers advice.


While students would not be able to be exempt from ACCA professional level examinations papers (P papers) the syllabus for the corresponding DMU MSc Applied Accounting modules map directly to the ACCA syllabus. This will allow students to prepare for the ACCA examinations at the same time as completing the MSc Applied Accountings degree.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Business Ethics and Compliance
  • Strategic Corporate Reporting
  • Research Methods
  • Knowing and Developing Yourself for Professoinal Success
  • Advanced Busines Strategy and Leadership
  • Further Taxation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • 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:


    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

  • Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in Accounting and/or Finance related subjects with a minimum pass of a Second Class Honours, an equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • Students who do not align with the generic admission requirements may be eligible for admission via the Recognition of Prior Learning.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 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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