London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Applied Accounting

A career in the accounting sector requires a high level of understanding of both the theory and practice of accounting and finance, and this specialist Masters' degree is aimed towards partly qualified accountants who want to combine their practical experience with further academic training. The course will develop your knowledge to higher levels and is aligned to professional body qualifications. It part-prepares you for undertaking further professional examinations in accounting. Taught by our highly qualified staff who have considerable experience of working in accounting and finance, this course will equip you with the skills necessary to gain high-level positions in the profession. There's also the option of a placement in the third semester of the standard full-time route, further boosting your employability. You'll benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Academic skills for Finance, Accounting and Governance and Research Techniques, a range of Bloomberg-based activities, specialist visitor speakers, and expert symposiums and conferences. You'll take part in a residential weekend to discuss current events and specific problems affecting the accountancy field with academics and a visitor practitioner. There is a fast track route available for fully qualified CCAB accountants; this route will take 10 months to complete and consists of two taught modules and a dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally students who have completed:

At least a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. accounting or finance); or, Fundamentals Level (Knowledge and Skills) of the ACCA professional examinations; or Completion of the Operational and Managerial levels of CIMA examinations; or the equivalent professional accountancy qualifications of an overseas accountancy body. Accreditation of Prior Learning: Applicants who have passed ACCA Fundamentals Paper F 9 (Financial Management) may be eligible to claim exemption from the Corporate Financial Management module.

Applicants who have passed any of the following ACCA Professional Papers may be eligible to claim exemption from the equivalent course modules (up to a maximum of three modules) - P1 (Governance, Risk and Ethics), P2 (Corporate Reporting), P3 (Business Analysis) and P7 (Advanced Audit and Assurance).

Applicants may be required to attend for interview by the Course Director or Admissions Tutor.

Sponsorship information

http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/scholarships

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 15 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 - 15 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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