University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Financial Accounting

This course has been designed in collaboration with the accounting profession, this is a conversion Master's course for graduates who have completed a first degree in any field of study and who now wish to build a career in financial accounting. The course will provide a solid and advanced understanding of accounting principles and practice. You will develop the practical skills of financial accounting, supplemented by an understanding of the background within which accounting operates, which will give you the opportunity to change career path if you do not have a background in accounting.

Entry requirements

Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma should normally possess an Honours degree, or equivalent. Candidates with an Ordinary degree may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate Certificate stage in the first instance. Diploma students who satisfy the progression requirements will then be eligible to pursue the MSc. 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: Strategic financial accounting (20 credits); strategic management accounting (20 credits); quantitative analysis for business (20 credits); professional accounting and governance (20 credits); advanced financial accounting (20 credits); commercial and business law (20 credits); theory and research methodologies in accounting (20 credits). MSc Project (40 credits).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 555 per Module (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 555 per Module (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 555 per Module (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 555 per Module (Northern Ireland) 24 months
Diploma Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
Diploma Part-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Paisley Campus Paisley PA1 2BE Scotland

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