Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Accounting and Finance (Public Sector Financial Management)

This course is designed to reflect the fact that accountancy is an intellectually demanding, important and dynamic discipline; the programme has been designed for recent high calibre graduates who are seeking to develop their understanding of the issues and challenges that are inherent in financial management within the public sector as a means of broadening their career opportunities; the programme enables students to engage critically and professionally with the important contemporary issues in public sector financial management.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2.2 (or equivalent) in financial management, actuarial studies, economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, accounting, or an accountancy or finance related subject; under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), the university also considers admission to the programme on the basis of prior learning and/or prior experiential learning; we also consider applications from the holder of a final accountancy qualification of a professional body anywhere in the world that is recognised by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC); international students whose 1st language is not English are required to demonstrate evidence of satisfactory competence by completing an Academic IELTS test with a score of at least 6.0 (with no element of the score less than 5.5) or by holding another recognised qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: management accounting; financial reporting; corporate finance; personal and professional development; financial management; European and international financial institutions (global finance); research methods;1 specialist accountancy option chosen from: oil and gas accounting; international public sector financial management; Islamic finance; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed on the basis of a combination of coursework, examination performance and the final dissertation or project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MAcc Full-time £ 6,510 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MAcc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MAcc Part-time £ 545 per Module (home fees) 2 years
MAcc Part-time £ 920 per Module (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8640