A unique opportunity to gain an MSc in Professional Accountancy

The world is changing rapidly and professional accountants of the future need to think ahead. This means they’ll need to have the right combination of skills to meet the future’s changing needs.

To stand out in a crowded marketplace, we’re offering our ACCA students, affiliates and members the unique opportunity to gain an MSc in Professional Accountancy in addition to their ACCA Qualification.

This means that as well as having a professional qualification from the world’s most forward thinking accountancy body, they could also have a postgraduate qualification from the University of London, one of the world’s top ten universities.

See what some recent graduates have to say about their amazing experience.


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ACCA is the only professional accountancy body that gives you the opportunity to gain an MSc from the University of London. And just as impressively, you can study the course from anywhere in the world.

Why the University of London?

  • Founded in 1836, the university is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the UK – and it has a long history of making its degrees accessible to students all over the world.
  • University of London students go on to shape the world we live in. Their past students include seven Nobel Prize winners, including Nelson Mandela, as well as leaders in business, industry and science.
  • University of London has more than 50,000 students in 180 countries. So no need to relocate as you can study where you live with distance learning.
  • With an MSc from one of the world’s top ten universities – and a professional qualification from the world’s most forward-thinking accountancy body, your CV will stand out to employers.

Who can apply?

There are three routes into the MSc in Professional Accountancy – and it gives you great opportunities, whatever stage you’re at in your career.


To start the MSc, you must already have passed your Fundamentals exams, as well as P1 – Governance, Risk and Ethics, P2 – Corporate Reporting and P3 –Business Analysis.


As an affiliate, you’ve already passed your professional exams. To get your MSc, you need to carry out the Strategic Financial Project and complete the Global Issues for the Finance Professional module.


You need to carry out the Strategic Financial Project and complete the Global Issues for the Finance Professional module to gain the MSc.

Where to study

The MSc in Professional Accountancy is globally available via distance learning. To see where face-to-face learning is available, please see table below.

CountryInstitution Name
PakistanRoots International DHA - Islamabad (IVY) Campus
PakistanThe Millennium University College (TMUC)
PakistanUniversity College Lahore - Lahore and Multan Campus
SingaporeSAA Global Education Centre
SingaporeSingapore Institute of Management (SIM)
Sri LankaRoyal Institute of Colombo
MalaysiaCrescendo International College
MalaysiaSunway College
PakistanCollege of Accounting and Management Sciences (CAMS)
PakistanLahore Grammar School Defence
PakistanSKANS - School of Accountancy
Sri LankaMercury Institute of Management

For more information about how to register for the MSc in Professional Accountancy, please visit the University of London website.

"...providing global access to a prestigious Masters qualification as part of ACCA's professional qualification will offer our students and members the opportunity to enhance their employability even further."
—Helen Brand OBE, chief executive, ACCA