MSc Accounting

On successful completion of this MSc you can impress potential employers by not only having a postgraduate level qualification, but also having significant professional exam exemptions or passes. 

PROGRAMME CODE: MSc/ACC
MAJOR CODE: BLAC
DURATION: 12 months
START DATE(S): September 2018
CONTACT: pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk

This programme offers you the opportunity to attain a postgraduate degree from a Russell Group university and simultaneously gain exemptions (credit for prior learning) from examinations for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Completion of the programme also offers the maximum exemptions awarded by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Thorough and stimulating, this degree programme includes specialist coverage of a range of topic areas within the disciplines of accounting and finance, including corporate reporting, auditing and assurance, taxation, finance, business strategy, business management and professional ethics.

You will develop quantitative and qualitative skills to enable you to make realistic business recommendations and solve problems in complex scenarios. Business awareness will need to be demonstrated at strategic, operating and transactional levels, and will include issues of sustainability.

The use of technical knowledge and professional judgement will be required to analyse data from multiple sources in order to evaluate alternatives, and determine appropriate solutions.

The University of Liverpool has one of the largest professionally qualified Accounting and Finance academic department in the UK.  As such, we are able to offer different Master programmes in Accounting, each with its own unique benefits. View a comparison table of the programmes here. 


Programme Structure

You will build your understanding of the principles, techniques and applications of accounting and finance through the development of technical knowledge and business skills including problem solving, professional judgement, communication and advice through:

  • Intensive full day lectures
  • Days for self-study and reflection
  • Significant electronic learning resources
  • Regular formative assessment and feedback.

ICAEW

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is a professional membership organisation, supporting over 144,000 chartered accountants around the world. Through technical knowledge, skills and expertise, it provides insight and leadership to the global accountancy and finance profession.

As a student on the programme you will be enrolled as a student member of the ICAEW, giving you access to online resources that include company information, country and sector data, economic forecasts and eBooks.

ICAEW is a prestigious globally respected professional accountancy body. Membership of a professional body is necessary to work as an accountant or auditor in the UK and in many countries. ICAEW is a world leader in shaping the accounting profession through its high quality exams, economic analysis, input to governmental policies, ethical standards and support for members.

Successful completion of our programme provides exemptions/ passes from all Certificate papers and Professional Level papers, and we prepare eligible students (those that gain ICAEW credit for prior learning for all Semester 1 exams) to sit two Advanced Level papers (for which exemptions are not available), Corporate Reporting and Strategic Business Management.


ACCA

In addition to the maximum Fundamentals Level exemptions, F1-F9, ACCA has recognised the MSc Accounting programme under its Academic Professional Partnership Programme. See the Professional Associations and Accreditations page for more details.