M.Sc. On Campus Online

Accounting Sciences (Financial Accounting)

University of South Africa (UNISA)

36 months
113 USD/module
113 USD/module
Tuition fee
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The master of Accounting Sciences (Financial Accounting) signals University of South Africa (UNISA)'s  commitment to contribute towards the advancement and transformation of the accounting profession in South Africa and to support positive growth and development of the financial and economic sectors. 


About the program

It is now an opportune time for the master of Accounting Sciences (Financial Accounting) at University of South Africa (UNISA), through its teaching and learning, research and community engagement practices, to improve its standing, position and credibility in accounting sciences nationally and on the continent.

The College is clear on its responsibility and role in supporting sustainable economic growth and development in the country. Its distinctive focus is on advancing accounting education and delivering sought-after graduates who can enter the various accounting professions, thus helping to address the nation’s systemic skills shortage.

The College also plays a particularly important role in advancing transformation through its strong contribution of Black African accounting professionals, thereby contributing to change the face of business leadership in South Africa.

At present the College enrols, on average, 40% of all accounting students in South Africa and contributes at least 20% of the accounting graduates. More than half of all Black African chartered accountants in South Africa are Unisa graduates.

Programme Structure


  • Principles of Management Accounting
  • Business Management IB
  • Principles of Taxation
  • Economics IB
  • Practical Accounting Data Processing
  • Auditing Theory and Practice
  • Financial Accounting for Companies

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An appropriate bachelor honours degree, or an appropriate postgraduate diploma, or an appropriate 480 credit bachelor's degree with a minimum of 96 credits at NQF level 8, all in the field of Accounting Sciences, is required.
  • In addition to the above requirements, applicants must submit a transcript of their academic record, as well as a document describing their intended research and preferred focus area.
  • Applicants will be accepted on the following criteria: The suitability and viability of the intended research as well as adequate supervisory capacity and research expertise in the discipline or department.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    113 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 113 USD per module during 36 months.
  • National

    113 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 113 USD per module during 36 months.

R1 743

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /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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