Our online part-time MSc in Accounting and Finance will complement your ACCA, ICAEW or CIPFA qualifications. You will be able to gain a recognised advanced qualification by studying just two units.
The Academic and Professional Development unit equips you with the knowledge and skills to identify and investigate accounting, finance strategies and practices used by organisations.
The dissertation is your opportunity to undertake a significant applied research project into a particular business related issue of your interest and this usually takes place in an organisational setting.
This course has September and February start dates.
Please Note: You must be a registered ACCA, ICAEW and CIPFA (or CCAB) member and hold current associate or fellow membership status to apply for this course.
Features and Benefits
Since the programme is delivered entirely online you do not have to travel to Manchester and can study from home.
You will receive extensive support from specialist academic tutors and have online access to extensive library and research material.
This MSc is an exciting opportunity for ACCA, ICAEW and CIPFA members to gain an advanced qualification that represents the next step on their professional ladder, or provides them with the opportunity to advance or change their career.
You must be a registered ACCA, ICAEW and CIPFA member and hold current associate or Fellow membership status of one of these accountancy bodies.
Manchester Metropolitan University reserves the right to refuse to accept students onto this programme.
Tuition is delivered through an interactive student portal with sophisticated online learning materials, dedicated one-to-one online support from academic supervisors and access to the Universitys digital business library. There are also plenty of opportunities for you to communicate online with fellow students.
There are no set lecture times and you can work through the units at your own pace although most students complete the course in a year.
Each unit comprises of ten sessions of online learning. The online learning portal is designed to deliver an interactive and rich learning experience and provides you with the framework and support to direct your research activities.
Dedicated academic support
Your dedicated academic supervisor will also support you throughout the course. This one-to-one relationship between student and supervisor supports students to maximise their potential and progression towards the submission of their assignments.
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Teaching expertise on the MSc Accounting and Finance programme includes a rich mix of research-active and professionally qualified academics.
*This is a ten-credit unit only available to those who have passed their exam but are not full members of a professional accountancy body.
The dissertation is your opportunity to undertake a significant applied research project into a particular accounting issue of your interest. Building on the work you undertake in the Academic and Professional Development Unit, you will conduct original research, usually in an organisational setting, with a view to making practical recommendations for organisational practice and deepening the understanding of the issue among accounting professionals and commentators.
Department of Accounting, Finance and Banking
Our Accounting, Finance and Banking Department is the largest provider of accountancy training in the North West of England.
The department offers extensive industry experience through active experts in their profession, with excellent relations across industry bodies and a collaborative approach to promoting critical thinking, employability, flexibility and professionalism.
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.
UK and EU students: Distance learning fee: £1542 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Non-EU and Channel Island students
Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Distance learning fee: £1542 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
Loans of up to £10,000 for many Postgraduate Courses
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