University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Accounting

The programme has been designed in consultation with professionals working in the sector. It is aimed at those who have the necessary knowledge and skills expected of a professional accountant - as evidenced by their membership of an appropriate professional body (see below) - who wish to augment and broaden their current skills by developing a deeper understanding of the key issues facing contemporary accounting. You will develop enquiry skills and research abilities to enable you to consider and understand at a deeper level developments within accounting; adding value to your existing professional qualification by developing your critical awareness and understanding of accounting's current issues, and preparing you for future debates within the discipline. Graduates who have acquired this deeper, theoretical knowledge will be of key interest to employers within the profession.

Entry requirements

All candidates must be current members of an IFAC-accredited professional body (for example, in the UK, candidates must be members of ICAS, ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, AIA). Membership of an acceptable professional accounting body permits entry to the programme with advanced standing, such membership taken as being equivalent to 80 L11 credits. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent. University processes in relation to RPL/APEL will be followed. Overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in any individual component.

Course modules

Modules include: Contemporary issues in accounting and theory (20 credits); Accounting Research Methodologies (20 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

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