What will I learn?

The combination of Chartered Certified Accountant study with university awards will prepare you for senior leadership roles within Accountancy.

By following the ACCA’s syllabus for the Strategic Professional stage, you can graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters degree whilst at the same time studying the relevant modules required to become a Chartered Certified Accountant.

This course is offered on a part-time and full-time basis.

Membership of ACCA also provides you with access to the institute’s resources and the opportunity to network with senior professionals and executives.

As an ACCA Gold Learning Partner, the university is recognised as providing high quality standards of tuition and excellent student support.

Course structure

You will be following the ACCA’s Strategic Professional papers as part of the Postgraduate Diploma/Masters qualification.

You will be allocated a subject-specialist supervisor who will be available to support you, advise you and discuss your personal research needs during the year for your research project or dissertation. In addition, students have the opportunity to attend workshops covering research methods and ethical issues and to share ideas and strategies.

The Masters and Postgraduate Diploma are mapped to the ACCA’s Strategic Professional (Essential) papers as well as one of the ACCA Strategic Professional option papers.

To become ACCA qualified you will also need to complete
one further ACCA option paper, this can be done alongside the MSc Accounting.

The ACCA will also require you to have completed their Ethics and Professional Skills module and hold a minimum of 3-years work experience before you can be fully qualified.

Career prospects

An Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification will help your career progress in any organisation. Employers worldwide will understand and respect your qualification. You will be in demand for your finance and accounting knowledge regardless of employment sector.

This qualification, subject to ACCA's practical experience requirements, enables you to become a chartered certified accountant.

Students can exit with PGDip & PGCert.

Which department am I in?

School of Business and Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,300.00 (US$ 20,737) per year
PGDip: International (full-time) 10,200 GBP

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Moulsecoomb Campus

Lewes Road,

Brighton,

Brighton and Hove,

BN2 4GA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need a four year bachelor degree. Minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in all components).

For international students

You will need to provide documentary evidence from the ACCA that you have passed/gained exemptions from all nine papers from the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills stages (formerly papers F1-F9). The University of Brighton run a Diploma in Professional Studies in Accounting for people who need to complete the Applied Skills stage papers (formerly papers F4–F9). IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of Brighton

With an outstanding curriculum and Careers and Employability team, 91.6 per cent of students are employed within 6 months of completing their course.

  • Welcomes 3,000 international students every year
  • 91.6 per cent graduate employability rate
  • Top 50 UK university for graduate outcomes (CUG, 2022)
  • #1 Young UK University World Rankings (THE)

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