University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Accounting - taught in London at University of Liverpool in London

The programme offers candidates the opportunity to attain a postgraduate degree from a Russell Group university and simultaneously gain exemptions (credit for prior learning) from examinations for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Thorough and stimulating, this degree programme includes specialist coverage of a range of topic areas within the disciplines of accounting and finance, including corporate reporting, auditing and assurance, taxation, finance, business strategy, business management and professional ethics. You will develop quantitative and qualitative skills to enable you to make realistic business recommendations and solve problems in complex scenarios. Business awareness will need to be demonstrated at strategic, operating and transactional levels, and will include issues of sustainability. The use of technical knowledge and professional judgement will be required to analyse data from multiple sources in order to evaluate alternatives, and determine appropriate solutions.

Entry requirements

You will require the equivalent of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree in Accounting. Alternative qualifications and all non-UK qualifications, which are considered equivalent to a UK Honours degree, would be subject to approval by the Programme Director. Applications from students with a professional background rather than a degree will be assessed in accordance with the principles of the University�s Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L) policy, and the practice and precedents of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students whose 1st language is not English will require either: An IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component); or TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components: Listening and writing 21; reading 22; speaking 23; International Baccalaureate Standard Level (Grade 5); Hong Kong use of English AS level C; INDIA Standard XII 70 per cent or above from Central and Metro State Boards; WAEC C4-6.

Course modules

Semester 1 modules include: Tax compliance (15 credits); financial accounting and reporting (15 credits); audit and assurance (15 credits); business strategy and management (10 credits); financial strategy (10 credits). Semester 2 modules include: Business planning �taxation (15 credits); corporate reporting and auditing (20 credits); strategic business management (20 credits). Summer modules include: Integrated case study and project/dissertation (60 credits); ICAEW advanced level corporate reporting and strategic business management external exams; ICAEW advanced level case study preparation and external exam.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,400 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 18,550 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,400 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London Campus Islington EC2A 1BB South East

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