Wolverhampton Business School

Professional Accounting and Finance - Extended

MSc Full-time 18 months, Part-time 36 months

This course will enable you to have the opportunity to study for both ACCA final level papers and an MSc at the same time, enabling you to gain both awards following an eighteen month period of study if you are successful with all assessments.

This course will enable you to have the opportunity to study for both ACCA final level papers and an MSc at the same time, enabling you to gain both awards following an eighteen month period of study if you are successful with all assessments.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 20 September 2021, 20 September 2022, 19 September 2022
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (18 months), Part-time (36 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

This course will enable you to have the opportunity to study for both ACCA final level papers and an MSc at the same time, enabling you to gain both awards following an eighteen month period of study if you are successful with all assessments. The course is a collaboration between the University and Kaplan Financial limited who is one of the world’s largest providers of professional accounting education.

This course includes tuition and preparation for four final strategic professional level papers of the ACCA. These include two optional papers, Advanced Performance Management APM and Advanced Financial Management AFM. These are followed by two essential papers, Strategic Business Leader SBL and Strategic Business Reporting SBR. We also encourage you to self study for the ACCA Ethics and Professional Skills module.

What happens on the course?

This course enables entry onto the MSc Professional Accounting if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent). It will add to your existing skills and knowledge providing you with enhanced understanding and abilities which will prepare you for Masters courses.

 

The MSc in Professional Accounting and Finance provides an opportunity for you to both complete your ACCA qualifications and also gain a Masters in Professional Accounting and Finance following an eighteen month period of study. 

This course will provide you with an in depth grounding for your professional and/or academic career in finance, business and accounting. It will develop your strategic understanding and critical thinking of the main finance and accounting theories upon which modern business decisions are made as well as exploring the role and importance of accounting information in the management of corporations. Through your dissertation you will be able to investigate in depth a business, accounting or management issue, applying your research and quantitative skills which have been further developed throughout the course. 

Studying for your ACCA papers will be taken with the support and guidance of Kaplan Financial Limited. Kaplan has become one of the world’s largest providers of professional accounting education with operations in more than 30 countries. 

In addition, the course will provide you with the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities. These could include, for example, a visit to the London Stock Exchange, and guest lectures from prominent individuals within the financial world.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Students will be in a unique position of having an excellent academic and professional qualification taught by market leaders in both fields. They will have the knowledge and ability to succeed in the world of finance.

Studying for the ACCA professional qualification alongside the MSc will greatly enhance a candidate’s opportunity to find attractive employment positions. In a recent survey carried out by the ACCA (the largest student survey carried out by a professional body with over 22,000 respondents) it was found that studying for the ACCA qualification helps individuals find new roles. In 59% of cases it reassured the new employer of the technical and business skills of the candidate and in 28% of cases it was a pre-requisite for obtaining the position. ACCA students and affiliates frequently earned salaries that exceed the national average across professions.

The ACCA professional qualification is very portable, in the above survey 34% of respondents had changed jobs in the previous 12 months, most typically in order to gain promotion or a better salary, or in order to get a different experience in their career. In addition 64% of students and affiliates planned to work in another country in the future demonstrating unlimited job opportunities across the world.

In addition, the course will provide a robust grounding for those wishing to pursue doctoral study.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • Critically evaluate and apply a variety of corporate governance, international finance and accounting theories in an organisational setting.
  • Critically evaluate and appreciate the relevance of accounting information for business performance management.
  • Critically assess how the international economic environment affects businesses. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level.
  • Analyse the different approaches and techniques that facilitate detailed study at the postgraduate level in business and management issues.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £11834 per year 2020-21
Home Full-time £10900 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £14867 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £15500 per year 2021-22

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

A good undergraduate honours degree (second class and above) in accounting which provides exemption from the first nine papers of the ACCA professional qualification from a UK university or overseas equivalent

Or, the first nine papers of the ACCA  qualification and ideally at least three years of relevant work experience. Students with less experience may be considered.

Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Please check our minimum language entry requirements before submitting your application.

We offer a range programmes in English as a Foreign Language if you don't meet these requirements.

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans gov.uk.

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits


Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

Online

Order a prospectus

Wolverhampton Business School

Professional Accounting and Finance - Extended

MSc Part-time 36 months, Full-time 18 months

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
  • Fees View
  • Course Specifications View
  • Start Date(s) 20 September 2022, 19 September 2022, 20 September 2021
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (36 months), Full-time (18 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £10900 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £15500 per year 2021-22

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans gov.uk.

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits


Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

Online

Order a prospectus