Our MSc Accounting and Finance (Top-up) is designed for AIA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA Australia graduates and aims to provide a means by which the continuing professional and personal needs of accounting practitioners. Specifically, it aims to extend and enhance the understanding and competence gained via professional qualification and to enhance the ability of students to think strategically about management and organisational change.
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This course is designed to broaden your specialist knowledge that you have gained at a professional level. In particular the module, ‘Critical Issues in Accounting and Finance’ takes a very hands on approach for you to learn about the key challenges accounting and finance professionals face in the industry. Through this course you will gain an understanding of the nature of the industry and will be encouraged to critically analyse how accounting and finance professionals operate when faced with industry challenges. The Research Methods module provides you with an introduction to research, types of research methodology, formulating and planning a research project, data collection, analysis and presentation of research findings based upon an actual industry specific or corporate focused topic.
Course modules (18/19)
Research Methods and Dissertation (60 credits)
- Module code: FINM025
- Core module Y
Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
The complete course runs over one year via part-time distance learning.
The course has a mixture of assessment involving essays, reports and examinations, plus a dissertation.
Facilities and Special Features
- converts professional qualifications into an MA/MSc
- networking opportunities with other professionals
- distance learning is supported worldwide
The course is concerned with broadening your professional knowledge and aims to provide you with the necessary skills to contribute to the effective management and development of organisations. As such, it will enhance your professional and career development.
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
If you have successfully completed professional qualifications such as ACA, ACCA, AIA or CIMA or CPA Australia then you will be eligible to apply for this course.
International equivalents may be accepted such as OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance (RQF).
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
Please note that this course is not eligible for Postgraduate Loan funding. Please see our scholarships page for more information on the funding that may be available to you at the University of Northampton.
This course is available to international students.
Full-time international tuition fees
For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.
Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.
How to apply as an international student
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to apply page.
Scholarships available to international students
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.