Manchester Metropolitan University


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Professional Qualification

2017 entry

Features and benefits of the course

  • ACCA courses offer up to 40 hours of contact time per paper.
  • The Business School is the only public sector ACCA platinum approved learning partner in the North of England.
  • You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus. Watch the video to find out more.
  • Teaching staff on this programme are highly experienced practitioners and active researchers in their fields. Read more about the staff from the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • As a student of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Department, you will have complementary access to Bloomberg, the leading global platform used by the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research. 

Accreditations, Awards and Endorsements

About the course

We are an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner, which means that ACCA has granted us official approval for the delivery of all stages of the ACCA course with the highest platinum rating.

The ACCA qualification is intended for people wishing to qualify as an accountant within public practice, or as an accountant in commerce, industry or the public sector. It is a flexible professional qualification which is recognised in many countries of the world. The qualification is applicable to auditing, accounting and financial aspects of business and provides a rewarding and fulfilling career to its qualified members. 

Teaching staff on this programme are from the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics and combine a rich mix of industry qualified and research active academic staff. 

Meet the lecturers:

Anna Egan | Course Leader, ACCA Part-time

Typical units of study may include

Year 1

ACCA Fundamentals papers

  • Performance Management
  • Taxation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Financial Management

ACCA Professional papers (Essentials)

  • Governance, Risk and Ethics
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Business Analysis

ACCA Professional papers (Options)
Choose two from:

  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Advanced Performance Management
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance

For each paper you will receive up to 40 hours of contact time with lecturers who are experienced accounting professionals. Classes run for 12 weeks and start in September (for the December exams) and February (for the June exams). You will be assessed through examinations set and marked by the ACCA. 

Programme Review

Each programme of study that we offer undergoes an annual review to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. In addition, we undertake a major review of the programme, normally at 6-yearly intervals, but this can take place at a more frequent interval where required. Applicants should note that the programme currently provided may be subject to change as a result of the review process. We only make changes where we consider it necessary to do so or where we feel that certain changes are in the best interests of students and to enhance the quality of provision. Occasionally, we have to make changes for reasons outside our control. Where there are changes which may materially affect the current programme content and/or structure, offer holders will be informed.

Assessment details

Each stage of this programme is assessed by the Chartered Association by means of examinations. Papers F1, F2 and F3 can be taken as computer-based examination.

Teaching Staff

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. Details of departmental staff can be found at:

Typical entry requirements

You must have a degree, or three GCSE's and two A-level qualifications (or equivalent). Students over 21 who have two A-levels can enrol with ACCA on the Mature Student Entry Route.

There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

How do I apply for this course?

To apply please complete relevant application form here.  

Career options after the course

The ACCA qualification is recognised in many countries of the world and gives you the education and professional skills to work in most fields of business and commerce.

A job in accountancy can help you fast track to the top in your chosen field, from a partner in an accounting firm to an influential position in government finance, entrepreneur, forensic accountant, finance director, senior internal auditor or business adviser.

For further information on ACCA visit 

Course Fairs

Come and find out more about this course and our facilities at our course fairs.

Book now for the:

Manchester Course Fair Wednesday 15th November 2017

Confirmation of Regulator

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

Important Notice

This online prospectus provides an overview of our programmes of study and the University. We regularly update our online prospectus so that our published course information is accurate and up to date. Please note that our programmes are subject to review and development on an ongoing basis. Changes may sometimes be necessary. For example, to comply with the requirements of professional or accrediting bodies or as a result of student feedback or external examiners’ reports. We also need to ensure that our courses are dynamic and current and that the content and structure maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of the student experience.

Please check back to the online prospectus before making an application to us.

The provision of education by the University is subject to terms and conditions of enrollment and contract. The current Terms and Conditions Applicable to the provision of the University’s Educational Services are available online. When a student enrolls with us, their study and registration at the University will be governed by various regulations, policies and procedures. It is important that applicants/students familiarize themselves with our Terms and Conditions and the Key Contract Documents referred to within. Applicants will be provided with access to an up to date version at offer stage. This can be found within the Information for Offer Holders document.