Our MSc Professional Accountancy enables you to combine your professional qualifications with a world-class academic degree that will prepare you for the next step in your career.
“Providing global access to a prestigious master’s qualification as part of ACCA’s professional qualification will offer our students and members the opportunity to enhance their employability even further.” – Alan Hatfield, Executive Director – Strategy and Development, ACCA
Continuing Professional Development
One hour of learning equates to one CPD unit. Your studies could easily provide your full 40 units for one year. You can even carry forward 21 units to the next year.
What qualifications do you need?
- PGCert: you must be a current ACCA Student, with passes in F1 to F9.*
- Pathway 1: you must be a current ACCA Student, with passes in F1 to F9 and P1 to P3.*
- Pathway 2: you must be a current ACCA Member or Affiliate, with passes in F1 to F9, P1 to P3, and two of the ACCA P4-P7 option papers.*
If you’re an ACCA Member without any Professional Level exams, you should contact ACCA to ask about your eligibility.
Over five years?
If your last ACCA pass was over five years ago, you’ll need to demonstrate that your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record meets ACCA policy, including an up-to-date CPD declaration.
You’ll also need to complete a certified online preparation course. It takes about 3-5 hours a week over four weeks (although you can complete it faster). There is a fee of US$49 to take the test and receive the certificate.
English Language requirements
You meet the language requirement if you’ve passed the English version of ACCA F1 to F9, any of P1 to P3, or if you’re a current ACCA Member or Affiliate.
Alternatively, you’ll need one of the following from the past three years:
- IELTS: 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in the written test.
- TOEFL iBT: 92 overall, with 22+ in reading and writing and 20+ in speaking and listening.
- Pearson Test (Academic): 59 overall, with 59+ in reading and writing and 54+ in speaking and listening.
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (grade C or above).
We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly.
The fee you pay depends on three factors:
- Whether you choose web-supported or institution-supported learning.
- Whether you live in a developing (Band A) or developed (Band B) nation.
- The qualification or pathway on which you register (requiring two or three modules).
Because you complete the degree with as few as two modules, both options are very competitively priced compared to other academic degrees.
Fees are subject to annual review. These include study materials and entry into assessments.
The higher ‘Web-supported learning’ fee includes support from a University of London online tutor. If you opt for ‘institution-supported learning’, you pay a smaller fee to the University and a separate fee to a local teaching institution for face-to-face tuition. Contact your local institution directly for information about fees.
The module continuation fee is the cost per module if you defer an examination or need to retake assessments. It includes all study materials, entry into assessments, and online tutor support.
You will also need to budget for:
- Exams (Pathway 1, MSc/PGCert): exam centres around the world charge a fee for hosting your exams. Contact your local centre for details.
- Tuition: as described, teaching institutions charge for face-to-face tuition if you choose to take modules with institution-supported learning.
- Preparatory Costs: if your most recent ACCA pass was over five years ago, you’ll need to complete an online preparation course ($49).