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- Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
Accounting (ACCA)Preston Campus
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Location: Preston Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/08/05
Duration: 18 months
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(Accounting and finance)
University of Central Lancashire evaluation:
Accounting and finance evaluation:
The MSc Accounting (ACCA) is designed for professionals working in the business, accountancy and finance sectors. The programme is designed to enable students to develop their understanding of the principles and practice of accounting and financial management, the context in which they operate and how they are managed. They will learn the applied skills involved in financial reporting and financial management as well as wider management issues such as corporate and social responsibility, risk & business strategy, financial performance and taxation and auditing. The course includes a module on research methods that will support their learning by providing an understanding of a range of research tools and analytical techniques, as well as enhancing critical and investigative skills which can be applied in your professional practice. They will also be required to submit a dissertation for which they will carry out a substantial piece of research on an accountancy or financial management issue. This will enable them to demonstrate their critical understanding of the subject and their ability to carry out sustained independent study.
UK honours degree or its international equivalent (at least Lower Second Class) or professional qualification deemed to be honours degree (2/2) equivalent. In order to be eligible to sit the external ACCA Professional Level Examinations, students must already hold ACCA papers F1 to F9 Applicants will be required to have completed an honours degree in accounting as every module considers higher level accounting issues. For students where English is not their first language or where their degree has not been studied in the English language, a score of at least 6.5 on IELTS (or equivalent) is required. Accreditation of Prior Learning – Applicants who are qualified Chartered accountants may be eligible to apply for Accreditation of Prior Learning for up 100 credits of taught modules towards the MSc programme.
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Central Lancashire.
About this university
There are an average of 2,000 international students attending the university from over 100 countries, often due to the range of international partnerships in place. There is a dedicated International Office that are available to help with matters such as the application process, visas and immigration advice and even help with coming to live in the city. There are a number of special international events held during the year to help students feel at home and learn about the larger community as well as with ties to their own cultures. The Student Union is the heart of activities outside the classroom as well as offer advice and representation for its members. It operates a two floor bar that has a number of well known music acts having performed there as well as another bar next door that is open every day during term time. There are some 35 different sports clubs on offer for students with many using the sports centre on campus. They take part in the BUCS leagues and also use the UCLan Sports Arena two miles from campus. There are also motor racing societies that run a team called UCLAN Racing. Student run media includes a newspaper called Pluto and there are numerous societies such as arts, interest and culture and faith based.