MSc Applied Accounting

Applied Accounting MSc

The programme is designed to provide a career focused academic experience for students as well as a good understanding of the requirements of the practice based professional exams studied to obtain chartered status as an accountant. 

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Overview

Due to high application demand and COVID restrictions for teaching on campus, we have now closed applications for international student places onto our Postgraduate Taught 12 month programmes starting in September/October 2020, and are no longer accepting deposits for this intake. If you have already paid your deposit and requested (but not received) your CAS we will be in touch to clarify your individual situation. Many of our courses benefit from multiple intakes, including options to start in January 2021, please contact us for more information.


Reasons to study Applied Accounting MSc at DMU:

The programme will be both quantitative and qualitative and reflect the increasing internationalisation of business.  There will be an emphasis on the application of accounting and finance techniques, underpinned by the relevant UK law and regulations and international standards.

  • Gain practical accounting skills
    Strongly linked to accounting in a practical environment and to the role of finance trained staff within the economy.
  • Get workplace ready
    Employability skills will be simultaneously developed to aid progression from study to employment.
  • Specialise in areas of your choice
    Specialise in relevant areas of practice such as tax advise and audit which will permit you to consider areas of interest in more depth through a range of elective modules.
  • Close links with employers and professional accounting bodies
    providing you with opportunities for industry relevant sessions to enhance your employability
  • The Department of Accounting and Finance is committed to providing a high quality educational experience
    focusing on teaching excellence through diverse approaches to learning, teaching and assessment that enable all students to maximise their potential.
  • Learn key skills to help you in the future
    The programme is designed to reflect the requirements of the ACCA professional papers.
  • Learn from industry professionals
    The core taught modules will be delivered by professionally qualified accountants who have years of industry experience and teaching students to pass ACCA exams.

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Programme Code: N40081

Duration: 12 months

Start date: September 2020

Fees and funding:

For 2020/21 tuition fees for UK/EU students will be £7,500

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Programme Code: N40081

Duration: 12 months

Start date: September 2020

Fees and funding:

For 2020/21 tuition fees for international students will be £14,100

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, Banking or Economics related subjects with a minimum pass of a Second-Class Honours, an equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification. You must have studied Audit and Taxation modules as part of your undergraduate degree or ACCA applied skills level.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Accreditations

 

 

Course modules

Semester one (September - January)

ACFI5411 Business Ethics and Compliance

ACFI5402 Strategic Corporate Reporting

ACFI 5070 Research Methods

LBPG5034 Knowing and Developing Yourself for Professional Success

Semester two (January - May) 

ACFI5410 Advanced Busines Strategy and Leadership (30 credit module)

ACFI5406 Further Taxation

ACFI5407 Further Audit and Assurance

Semester three (May - September)

During the final semester you will complete a:

ACFI5028 Dissertation: provides an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of an international business and entrepreneurship topic of your choice. The topics of the dissertation are chosen in line with your interests and preferences, but mainly look at application of management theory to small firms.

OR

LGPG5030 Business Research Project (BRP): is an individual enterprise consultancy project that serves as a commercially and employability relevant experience. The BRP is a live project where you gain a guaranteed business consultancy experience and are able to use your learned skills to make a genuine impact and benefit for a company.

 

 

Teaching and assessment methods

The programme structure has been designed to foster an integrated learning approach. The learning and teaching methods embrace a range of approaches that have demonstrated effectiveness in professional accounting education. These include traditional lectures, seminars, workshops, case study analysis, audio-visual presentations, guest lectures, collaborative group work, such as presentations and projects and individual presentations.

The programme aims to go beyond the traditional focus on subject specific knowledge and technical competence in using the tools, techniques and methodologies of the various subjects examined, so as to ensure the development of self-critical, reflective practice and value-creating skills to augment theoretical and practical competence.

A variety of assessment modes are used on MSc Applied Accounting modules, each with their own requirements.

Over the whole programme, there is a varied mix of assessment including: group presentations, case study analysis, individual exercises, report writing, short form unseen exercises, essay writing and unseen exams.

 

 

Accreditations

While students would not be able to be exempt from ACCA professional level examinations papers (P papers) the syllabus for the corresponding DMU MSc Applied Accounting modules map directly to the ACCA syllabus. This will allow students to prepare for the ACCA examinations at the same time as completing the MSc Applied Accountings degree.

This programme qualifies successful students for the CIMA Masters Gateway accelerated entry route.

 

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work, and high-spec IT labs installed with professional software.

 

Library Services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Learning Zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers

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This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 

 

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Graduate careers

 

We aim to deliver courses that prepare students for today’s competitive job market. Our range of real-world placements and strong links with employers has helped DMU enter the top 25 UK universities for graduate employment.

Support also extends beyond the classroom and includes employment fairs, graduate internships, enterprise support and a whole range of careers advice.

 

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If you’ve completed an undergraduate degree at DMU, then you can benefit from a tuition fee discount of up to 50 per cent on our postgraduate courses. The discount is available on selected full-time, part-time and distance learning postgraduate courses running across multiple start dates. 

The discount, based on academic achievement and merit, applies automatically to all DMU UK and EU students who are graduating this year or have graduated within the past two years and achieved a 2:1 (or equivalent) or above. Learn more here.

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The best way to find out more about DMU is to attend one of our virtual postgraduate events. Get all the answers to your questions through an online chat with our student and staff advisers, or check out our postgraduate live stream schedule for programme specific talks, to find out how our courses can enhance your knowledge and benefit your career path.

These virtual events are a chance to learn more about our extensive careers and employability support, and find out about fees and funding opportunities, including our VC2020 scholarship which offers up to 50 per cent off PG study, and sports scholarships of up to £6,000. You can also take a tour of our beautiful campus and facilities from the comfort of home via our Virtual Open Day.

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