This course starts in September 2017 and February 2018.
This part-time course prepares you for the examinations required to become an ACCA accountant.
There are 12 core papers (nine Fundamental papers and three Professional papers), and an additional two option papers that make up the ACCA Professional Qualification.
We run classes for Fundamentals papers (only papers F5-F9) and Professional papers (P1-P7).
The number of papers you need to take varies depending on your previous study and any exemptions you are entitled to claim.
Flexible, part-time (day release, evenings or a combination) .
This course has start dates in both September 2017 and February 2018.
UK and EU students
UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £610 per 1 unit 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: Part-time fee: £610 per 1 unit 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).
Optional Estimate: £400
The award-winning Business School at our All Saints campus in Manchester.
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
ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner
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
ACCA Fundamentals papers
- Performance Management
- 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.
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.
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.
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: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/business-school/about-us/our-staff/
Why study in Manchester?
Manchester - a truly international city for business
Manchester is the largest regional financial centre outside of London and home to major accountancy institutions including Deloitte, KPMG, PwC and Ernst and Young. In addition, there are regional centres of international banks based in the North West including Santander, Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of China and RBS.
Manchester has long been regarded as a centre for international trade and investment. A city that was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution which shaped the modern world as we know it today, where the first industrial park was created to the city’s current status as the largest financial and professional centre outside of London, Manchester attracts major global businesses from around the world.
Manchester’s entrepreneurial spirit and enterprising culture has meant that some of the best business brains have been nurtured here. The skilled, multi-talented and multi-cultural workforce has attracted global players, with over 2,000 foreign owned companies located here. Key companies include Google, the BBC, Co-operative Banking Group, Brother and Aegis Group to name a few. The city’s business landscape is a melting pot of global brands, innovative start-ups, entire industry supply chains and established companies collaborating, creating and doing business on the world stage.
Manchester has particular strengths in key sectors including banking, financial and professional services, ICT, digital and creative media, healthcare and biotech, advanced manufacturing, logistics, energy and environmental technologies. All of these industries operate in international markets and are sustained with a thriving knowledge economy – we are one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and undoubtedly the most popular city for students in the UK.
Manchester International Airport connects to over 200 destinations worldwide and additionally includes a world freight and cargo centre and Airport City, a purpose built business destination for international corporations that serve the globe.
Why study at Manchester Metropolitan?
Manchester Metropolitan University is placed in the top 3% of global universities and with an international student population of over 3,000, the University hosts students from over 120 countries and has a strong global presence. The university’s extensive international student population is supported throughout the entire student journey, from application, pre-arrival and induction and during study. For more information on international student support please visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international.
We are experts in teaching, enterprise and research, providing international students with the academic experience and professional support they need to achieve their goals. Our 2,300 academic teaching staff, professors and researchers are experienced professionals at the forefront of their fields, with well-established links in their area of expertise.
We are home to one of the largest Business Schools in the UK and all of our business Masters students benefit from an outstanding teaching and learning experience. Our Masters programmes have been underpinned with impactful research from the Faculty’s Centre for Business and Society.
Our award-winning Business School is an iconic feature on the Manchester cityscape. Opened in 2012, the £75million building was purposefully built to create an inspiring and professional environment and has won many architectural and sustainability awards.
The building spans seven floors and includes a dedicated postgraduate suite on the top floor of the building, providing state-of-the-art facilities including Harvard-style seminar rooms and lecture theatre, study and social spaces and laptop counters throughout.
Dedicated student support
The Faculty of Business and Law has a full service student hub on-site that provides a host of student support services, including a dedicated international student support officer who can assist international students with advice, pastoral care and any issues you may encounter during your time here. A full range Careers and Employability Hub is also on the ground floor of the building, offering a host of information resources, one-to-one careers support and employability events throughout the year.
Get involved in university life
As a student in Manchester, you can join a range of student societies which are run by the Students' Union. This includes a number of sport and special interest societies and the International Society.
Enjoy everything Manchester has to offer
Manchester is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and second only to London as the most popular city for students in the UK. Our city centre campus is perfectly placed for you to enjoy this unforgettable city and our home, the Business School, is just a short walk from the retail and cultural heart of the city centre.
Manchester and the region are well served by motorways and reliable public transport, so other cities are within easy reach and London is only a two hour train ride away. Manchester International Airport is just 10 miles (16km) south of the city centre, with flights to a huge variety of European and International destinations.
Living in Manchester
Manchester is world famous for its football, legendary music and a thriving arts and cultural scene with many museums, galleries and festivals to explore. The city is a hive of creativity and inspiration due to its rich industrial heritage and offers a vibrant and cosmopolitan quality of life. That’s why Manchester was voted UK’s most liveable city in 2015.
Find out more about what Manchester has to offer.
Campus accommodation is available for postgraduate students. There are also a number of nearby districts and suburbs popular with students.
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 www.accaglobal.com/graduate
Confirmation of Regulator
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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.
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