Accounting and Finance (Masters Stage) (MSc)

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Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


Park, Cheltenham

Recognised by ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, this fast-track masters enables you to enhance your current qualifications

Recruiting now for January and March 2018 entry

This is a fast track masters for those already qualified. The course gives you the opportunity to top up your existing qualification to a full MSc degree by completing research methods and dissertation research.

You will be able to carry out research into new and changing areas of accounting practice and apply accounting theory to practical organisational situations. This course provides an excellent opportunity for continuing professional development (CPD) for those experienced professional accountants wishing to further their career.

The completion of such a research project can increase your competitive edge and make you more marketable to future employers. Flexibility is the key to this programme. The course can be completed within six months' full-time study or 12 months’ part-time.

Study style

Assessment is via successful completion of an 18,000 word dissertation.

Entry requirements

  • you will need a relevant postgraduate diploma or equivalent that equates to 120 CAT points (eg be fully qualified with ACCA , CIMA, or ICAEW)
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent


See the further details of tuition fees when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.


  • management and accounting
  • financial accounting
  • business/financial management

Associated professional accreditations

The course is recognised by ACCA , CIMA and ICAEW, for those seeking an international accounting career.

Enhance your current professional qualifications to a masters degree

Professionally recognised by industry bodies including ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW

Supervisors are research-active individuals in a wide variety of accounting and finance disciplines

Flexibility to complete at a distance after initial research methods training

Research Methods workshops allow you to enhance your skills

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