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Accounting, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #78 (QS) Durham, United Kingdom
The MSc in Accounting at Durham University Business School (DUBS) is an ideal programme to choose if you’re looking to pursue a career in accountancy, finance and business.

Overview

The MSc in Accounting at Durham University Business School is a one year full-time programme which provides an opportunity for you to develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of accounting as well as the critical thinking skills so valued by employers.

The course covers key accounting topics including financial statements and their preparation, the practical limitations of financial reporting, and the regulatory framework and its complexities.

Key to your career

Whatever your specialist interests, you’ll find our careers team is one of the most useful resources to support you on your way to your target career. Now more than ever, it’s the skills you’re able to demonstrate in addition to your academic abilities that will make you shine in a fiercely competitive jobs market.

That’s why the facilities and services are designed to complement your course and help you develop essential professional and practical skills – from personal resilience and self-awareness to CV writing and interview techniques.

Accreditation

Accredited by ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Auditing and Assurance Services 
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Taxation 
  • Corporate Reporting 
  • Financial Planning and Control 
  • Financial Statement Analysis 
  • Research Methods and Methodology in Accounting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications for 2020 entry will open in September 2019.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

  • The equivalent of a UK first or upper second class honours degree.
To support your online application form, you will need to provide the following documents.
  • Two academic references using our standard form (Download the form - Word format) 
  • Official transcript of marks
  • Copy of degree certificate (if available)
  • Copy of English test results (if available).

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    25000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Home/ Island Student: £14,500.00 per year

Living costs for Durham

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Durham University is delighted to offer a wide range of full and partial funding opportunities to outstanding applicants wishing to study towards Masters and doctoral degrees.

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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