University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Management Accounting

The course aims to develop your critical, analytical problem-based learning skills and transferable skills to prepare you for a career in management accounting;develop further skills required for both independent practice and team-working within the accounting profession; enable a systematic understanding of current management accounting theory and practice and future developments the UK, and internationally. Encourage you to adopt an analytical and creative approach to study and to develop your ability to argue rationally, communicate clearly, and form sound judgements; enhance your knowledge, skills and abilities through the execution of a Masters level project. As well as being delivered at Paisley Campus, the course is also offered by distance learning, enabling you to fit study in around your professional and personal commitments. All learning materials for distance learning will be accessed via the University�s Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle, and online support is available at every stage to guide you as you progress through the various stages of the course.

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); economics for business (20 credits); corporate governance and business ethics in a legal framework (20 credits); advanced management accounting (20 credits); theory and research methodologies in accounting (20 credits). MSC project (40 credits):the project will involve building further on a project plan that you will have developed in the theory and research methodologies in accounting module. This project plan and the project itself can take many forms but all will involve you undertaking significant research into an accounting problem, issue, or area of particular interest to you.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 6 months
MSc Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 555 per Module (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
0800 027 1000