London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The course will develop your knowledge to higher levels and is aligned to professional body qualifications. It part-prepares you for undertaking further professional examinations in accounting. A career in the accounting sector requires a high level of understanding of both the theory and practice of accounting and finance, and this specialist Masters' degree is aimed towards partly qualified accountants who want to combine their practical experience with further academic training. Taught by our highly qualified staff who have considerable experience of working in accounting and finance, this course will equip you with the skills necessary to gain high-level positions in the profession. There's also the option of a placement in the third semester of the standard full-time route, further boosting your employability. You'll benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Academic skills for Finance, Accounting and Governance and Research Techniques, a range of Bloomberg-based activities, specialist visitor speakers, and expert symposiums and conferences. You'll take part in a residential weekend to discuss current events and specific problems affecting the accountancy field with academics and a visitor practitioner. Graduates who possess a combination of an LSBU Masters degree and a professional accounting qualification are likely to be highly employable in senior positions in accounting and finance, not only in the UK but throughout the world. Excellent career opportunities exist in accounting and finance. Recent graduates have secured positions in accounting firms, industry, banking, finance and commerce.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,700 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,700 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,125 Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc £8,700 Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc £8,700 European Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc £13,125 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have at least a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. accounting or finance); or Fundamentals Level (Knowledge and Skills) of the ACCA professional examinations; or Completion of the Operational and Managerial levels of CIMA examinations; or the equivalent professional accountancy qualifications of an overseas accountancy body.
  • International entry requirements: The English language qualifications for international students need IELTS score of 6.5.