University of London MSc in Professional Accountancy

Gain two leading qualifications at the same time

Our students can now achieve our world-leading professional qualification and an MSc in Professional Accountancy from the University of London at the same time.

It’s a unique opportunity that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, which allows you to gain a combination of skills for standing out in a crowded marketplace.

The MSc route means that for the same amount of study that’s required in achieving the ACCA Qualification alone, you would also gain a master’s from the University of London. The University of London recognises ACCA exams as counting towards their MSc, meaning you’ll achieve two qualifications at the same time.

This study route is the most time and cost-effective way of gaining a master’s in Professional Accountancy. The incremental cost on your ACCA Qualification for the master’s starts from £4,215 depending on where you live and how you’ll study, (whether distance or face-to-face learning). This compares very favourably to the standalone cost of studying for a master’s degree separately.

For more information on fees please visit the University of London website.

Your study route

Students can apply to study for the MSc in Professional Accountancy route after completing the Applied Skills exams – or a recognised degree – and the Strategic Professional Essentials exams.

To follow the MSc route, you’ll study these modules:

  • Strategic Financial Management – This module covers Corporate Finance, Mergers and IPOs, Investment Management and International Capital Markets. It blends the core principles of financial management with business strategy, covering all the areas that financial directors and chief financial officers need to know.
  • Strategic Performance Management – This module gives you an understanding of key issues and methodologies including Performance Management, Information Management and Evaluating Financial Risk. You will learn to blend financial analysis with sound managerial judgement – and as a result, be able to make sound decisions in today’s ever-changing business landscape.
  • Strategic Financial Project – As you carry out this project, you’ll learn business research skills and how to apply them to a simulated real world accounting and/or finance challenge. You’ll identify and analyse data about business challenges, research alternative approaches and make judgements, based on the evidence you find.

Professional Accountancy

July 2020 session      

January 2021 session

Applications/registration opens

23 March 2020

28 September 2020

Applications closes

15 June 2020

30 November 2020

Registration closes*

22 June 2020

14 December 2020

Programme starts

13 July 2020

11 January 2021

Final assessment

7 December 2020

7 June 2021

*Compulsory induction courses take place after you have fully registered. These must be completed before the programme starts.


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