MSc International Accounting

We are no longer accepting applications to study at our London campus.

If you were interested in this programme, you may wish to study the Finance and Investment Management MSc available at our Liverpool campus.

DURATION: 12 months

Offering the opportunity to become fully ACCA exam qualified (if entering the programme with passes/exemptions in all the ACCA Applied Knowledge/Skills papers (F1-F9)), the programme will enhance your employability, with specialist coverage of a range of topic areas as well as a professional qualification. Being located in the heart of the city of London, our campus is the perfect place to begin your career in Accounting as you will have the opportunity to engage with professional networks and industry.

Core areas ranging from advanced financial reporting to financial management, business strategy, governance, risk, assurance, taxation and ethics are included in the programme, while preparing you for your dissertation with the Research and Business Skills module focussing on real-world data. The innovative Strategic Business Leader module takes a case study approach to develop the skills necessary to become a business leader.

Optional modules in Semester 2 allow you to focus your studies on your areas of interest including financial management, performance management, audit and assurance and taxation, all at an advanced level.

ACCA texts and question banks from the reading list for each module are also included in the programme fee.

The University of Liverpool has one of the largest professionally qualified Accounting and Finance academic departments 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. 

ACCA Academic Professional Partnership Programme

Students who enter the programme with passes or exemptions from all the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Applied Knowledge/Skills papers (F1-F9) (or who can register exemptions before exam entry dates) will be able to sit the ACCA's Strategic Professional (final level) exams, paid for by the University, under the innovative ACCA Academic Professional Partnership Programme (APPP). We are one of the first universities worldwide to offer this programme. See our Professional Associations and Accreditations page for more details.

Students who do not have passes in all the Applied Knowledge/Skills papers can claim up to 7 ACCA Applied Knowledge/Skills exemptions (depending on which optional modules are taken), on payment by the student to ACCA of the appropriate fee.

Programme Structure

Delivery of the programme is through a combination of interactive integrated lectures and seminars (Semesters 1 and 2) and supported independent study (Summer).

Key aspects of the programme:
• Intensive full day lectures
• Days for self-study and reflection
• Significant electronic learning resources
• Regular formative assessment and feedback.


ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. It offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

ACCA supports its 208,000 members and over 500,000 students in over 170 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of over 100 offices and centres and more than 7,000 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. It believes that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. ACCA’s core values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and it ensures that through its range of qualifications, it prepares accountants for business. ACCA seeks to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating its qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.

More information about ACCA can be found here:

Why University of Liverpool Management School?
Learning to make a difference

Students studying MSc International Accounting benefit from belonging to the University of Liverpool Management School, whilst being based at the London campus.

The University of Liverpool Management School works with today's leaders in business and management to prepare its students to be the leaders of the future. The school's mission is 'Learning to make a difference' and there is a fundamental belief that the purpose of the School's research and teaching is to develop students who are not only good managers, but individuals who are truly committed to making a difference. We hope that our students will use the knowledge and skills they gain here in their future roles to help solve some of the most endemic problems individuals, enterprises and communities face.

AACSB-Accredited - the University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB Accredited, which represents the highest achievement for an educational institution and its college of business. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide have been awarded the accreditation.