London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Applied Accounting

This course 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.

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. We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.5. Entry requirements for MSc Applied Accounting (Fast Track). The Fast track route is available for fully qualified CCAB accountants (ACA, ACCA, CIPFA or CIMA). Other accountancy bodies will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants may be required to attend for interview by the Course Director or Admissions Tutor.

Course modules

Corporate financial management; research design and methods; governance, risk and ethics; theories and issues in accounting and finance; dissertation. Plus two elective modules from the areas of accounting, finance, banking, law, corporate governance and strategic management.

Assessment methods

All modules are assessed by a mix of coursework, individual and group presentations and written exams. Atypical taught module involves a total of 200 study hours (52 contact hours and 148 group and private study hours).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 10 months
MSc Full-time - 16 months
MSc Sandwich including industrial placement - 24 months
MSc Part-time - 32 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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Course enquiries
Telephone number: 
0800 923 88888