London campus launches a second accounting MSc, linked to ACCA Strategic Professional papers


Posted on: 29 September 2017 in Finance, Accounting, Business and Communication


The University of Liverpool's London campus has launched MSc International Accounting, with a first intake in September 2018. The University has one of the largest professionally qualified Accounting and Finance academic departments in the UK. As such, it is able to offer different Master's programmes in Accounting, each with its own unique benefits.

The new MSc in International Accounting allows students to study advanced modules in accounting equivalent to ACCA Strategic Professional papers, whilst simultaneously taking the ACCA external exams under the ACCA Academic Professional Partnership Programme (APPP). Very few universities have been recognised by ACCA under the APPP. The University of Liverpool is the first university worldwide to offer an MSc linked to all 6 papers (of which students need to study 4). As a result, students who enter the programme with passes or exemptions from ACCA papers F1-F9 (which is common for students with an undergraduate accounting degree), can go on to become fully ACCA exam qualified by the end of the programme, as well as obtaining their MSc from a Russell Group university.

Phil Ormrod, Head of the Accounting and Finance subject group said "This MSc links the academic and professional worlds. The ACCA Academic Professional Partnership Programme is a great opportunity to take our academic expertise to a wider audience, while preparing students for the demands of the professional world".

Linda Hanson, Senior Business Development Manager – ISF Partnerships, at ACCA said "Employability of our students and members is a key aim for ACCA. It’s through developments such as this MSc that help to ensure students are equipped to be the strategic leaders modern business needs."

Information about the programme, including how to apply for a place, is available here: www.liverpool.ac.uk/london/programmes/finance-accounting-business-and-communication/msc-international-accounting