University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Accounting and Finance

The programme provides students with an advanced technical accounting base together with the opportunity to explore contemporary issues using a research focus, thereby providing a �bridge� to the dissertation. Fully qualified members of UK Chartered accounting bodies (such as ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA) are eligible for a �fast track� variant of this course. Such students will gain credit for prior learning on their professional qualifications and will not be required to undertake the 5 core Master's technical modules. Students will only be required to undertake the contemporary issues module, research methodology classes plus either a dissertation or a business research project.

Entry requirements

As a minimum, students joining this course must either have passed ACCA fundamentals Level papers F1-F9 or be exempt from them. Students wishing to join the course must have applied for student membership with ACCA before the start date and obtained confirmation of their exemptions. It is recommended that students also have either an undergraduate finance, accounting or audit degree from a UK university, Class 2.2 Honours or higher or an undergraduate business degree from a UK university with an appropriate level of financial content, Class 2.2 Honours or higher or an equivalent accredited international or professional qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: Governance, risk and ethics; corporate reporting; contemporary issues; business analysis; advanced financial management; advanced performance management; dissertation or business research project including research methodology.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include examinations and coursework based assignments. Master's assessments will be sat before the December and June external ACCA exams. Additional external ACCA exam sittings are available in March and September each year providing students with more options to spread their workload to suit their circumstances.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Caerleon (Newport) Campus Newport (Wales) NP18 3QT Wales

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