School - Salford Business School
Subject area - International Finance, Accounting and Economics
Start Date(s): September
MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)
Part-time - £1,417 per 30 credit module
UK - £8,500
International - £13,500
- For practising accountants looking to progress in their career
- Taught by subject area experts
- A programme that equips you with the necessary theory and skills to work successfully in professional accountancy services and corporate sectors
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
The MSc Professional Accounting specifically addresses the needs of those who have completed a first degree in accounting where they have passed all F(fundamental) papers F1 – F9 and wish to study for the outstanding P(professional) papers to qualify as an accountant.
You will identify, formulate and solve business problems employing appropriate methodologies, qualitative and quantitative skills, and involving the creation and assessment of management needs. This programme is highly industry-focused so you will be learning from industry experts who have themselves sat and passed the ACCA exams; and using modern accounting and management techniques that are used in industry.
This is a challenging course and, in order to reach the standard demanded by the ACCA, students are expected to be very focussed on their studies both in class and in your personal study time. However, Salford Business School will support you both academically and pastorally to achieve your potential.
By the time you graduate, you will have enhanced your professional abilities and developed your skills in critical thinking and analysis so you are ready to sit your ACCA professional papers. At the same time, you will also have gained a Master’s degree.
The course is delivered in two blocks of intensive study periods. For each block, you study two modules for a 12-week period. Face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus for two half days each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Business Innovation Programme each Wednesday afternoon during the 12-week blocks.
Part time students study alternate modules (one module on, one module off) to complete their degree in two years.
During this period, you will also undertake independent study in your own time with online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
For the final third of your studies, you will work on your Business Innovation Project, working with your own or another organisation.
Semester 2Choose any two of the following:
Semester 3Business Innovation Project
This module accounts for the final 60 credits of your degree. You will have the opportunity to select between a live project, placement, internship or dissertation, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional experience.
You will be allocated a supervisor who will mentor you through the BIP project. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the Student Hub and Student Life. Student Life can help with pre-project / placement support for students and opportunities for those going on placement to participate in training workshops to ensure best practice. The Student Hub can helps you to find internships, placements and live projects for your Business Innovation Project.
- Placements can be undertaken in the UK or overseas.
- You can undertake your placements with your sponsor or employing organisation.
- For international students placements are 6 months maximum due to visa restrictions.
- For home/EU students, placements can possibly be extended to 12 months.
- You will be paid a salary for the duration of your placement.