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Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

MSc in Professional Accounting

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2018/19

Start in September

Full time
MSc 1 year for the MSc and a further 3 months to complete ACCA Professional Examinations

About the course

This specialist programme has been designed to enable to you gain a masters degree in accounting and undertake training for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Professional Examinations on a linked course. It combines teaching from our expert academics for the MSc and professional training from Kaplan to prepare you for the ACCA Professional Papers.

Primarily aimed at those who have a good undergraduate degree in accounting, this course prepares you for a future career as a professional accountant. You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to lead using logic, analysis, and an understanding of the complexities of accounting within the business world - both now and in the future. Successful completion of the ACCA Professional Papers will help you stand out in the international accounting job market. 

Where you'll study

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £13,585*
  • International: £17,585*

*Fee includes £634 for an ACCA exam pack.

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

“It’s been really enjoyable studying alongside people from many different cultures. Hull is a beautiful and affordable city in which to live.”

Famara Badijie, MSc Financial Management

“The Business School looks after the future of its graduates by linking studying with work experience, enabling them to gain valuable insights and contacts.”

Olufisayo Adedeji, MSc Economics and Business

What you'll study

You'll study the following modules

  • Issues in Accounting and Accountability

  • Issues in Professional Auditing

  • Complex Financial Reporting

  • Accounting, Organisations and Control

  • Corporate Finance

  • Public Sector Finance, Taxation and Accounting

  • Dissertation

ACCA papers

  • Advanced Auditing (December exam)

  • Advanced Taxation (June exam)

  • Strategic Business Reporting (September exam)

  • Strategic Business Leader (following December exam)

Learn with state-of-the-art business software in our inspiring Grade II listed buildings.

Find out more

Our degrees are accredited by all the main accounting bodies giving you a faster route to qualifying.

Graduates go on to careers with some of the world's biggest firms, including Deloitte and PwC.

Staff bring their internationally recognised expertise to the lecture theatre, combining cutting-edge theory with live, real-world case studies and practical knowledge.

Entry requirements

For entry onto the programme, applicants must have passed all 9 ACCA Fundamental Papers or must present official ACCA letter of exemption. In addition, a minimum of 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in Accounting or Accounting and Finance is generally required or a suitable alternative 2:2 degree.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

This programme prepares you for a future career as a professional accountant. By gaining a masters degree and your ACCA Professional Examinations on the same course – you’ll stand out in the global job market after graduation.

Accounting graduates from the University of Hull have found work with companies including Deloitte, Npower, Smith & Nephew, the Civil Service, Asda, Santander and Deutsche Bank.