Which Accounting MSc is right for me?

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's programmes in Accounting, each with its own unique benefits.

 MSc AccountingMSc International Accounting
Campus  London  London
Type Taught Master's with ICAEW professional links and significant ICAEW/ACCA exemptions Taught Master's with ACCA professional links and ACCA exemptions
Entry criteria (undergraduate degree) 2.1 equivalent or better with a quantitative background or professional body exemptions/relevant work experience 2.1 equivalent or better in accounting or significant accounting element and/ or ACCA Applied Knowledge/Skills passes or/ exemptions/relevant work experience
Language requirements (for non-native English speakers) IELTS 6.5 average or above (with at least 6.0 in every component) IELTS 6.5 average or above (with at least 6.0 in every component)
Lectures  Average of 4 days per week  2-3 days per week
Independent study  60 (of 180) credits (dissertation)  60 (of 180) credits (dissertation)
Professional body exemptions (on programme completion) ICAEW Certificate Level (5)

ICAEW Professional Level (6)
ACCA Applied Knowledge/Applied Skills (9)

 ACCA Applied Knowledge/Applied Skills (7)
Professional body external exams sat during programme (for eligible students)

ICAEW Advanced Level: Corporate Reporting

Strategic Business Management

ICAEW Certificate Level:


ACCA Strategic Professional Level:

2 Essentials papers:
Strategic Business Reporting
Strategic Business Leader
2 Options papers (2 required of 4)

Other Students can become fully ICAEW exam qualified (excluding Case study which is sat in final year of training contract) Students who enter the programme with passes/exemptions in all the ACCA Applied Knowledge/Skills papers can become fully ACCA exam qualified.