University of London MSc in Professional Accountancy

Maximise your potential for success by gaining an additional qualification

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.

Watch our video to see how you can get an MSc in Professional Accountancy on top of your ACCA Qualification.

You can gain an MSc in Professional Accountancy from the University of London in addition to your ACCA Qualification by completing just one module and one project. This is because the University of London recognises ACCA exams as counting towards their MSc. So you’re already on your way!

Employers know that a degree from the University of London is a mark of excellence, and this 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 £3,020, 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

Because you’ve already passed your ACCA exams, you’ll only have to complete one module and one project to get the MSc in Professional Accountancy.

  • The module: Global Issues for the Finance Professional –Changes in the global business environment have led to fundamental shifts in the way finance professionals operate. This module gives you an understanding of the new frameworks of finance – with an emphasis on finding practical ways of evaluating the options available. The approaches you learn will be immediately applicable to your working environment.
  • The project: The 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.

Who can apply for the affiliate MSc route?

If you completed your professional exams more than five years ago, you will be required to successfully pass the University of London Professional Accountancy online preparation test: Keeping up with change: issues for the finance professional before you apply. This course requires four to five hours of study per week for six weeks.


When should you apply?

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