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MSc Accounting
MSc Accounting

MSc Accounting / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
12 months full-time
Entry requirements
 We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours degree (2:1, with 60% average) from a UK university or the overseas equivalent.
  • You need a degree in accounting or overseas equivalent. Excellent results in accounting subjects are preferable, although a relevant and advanced UK professional accounting qualification (or overseas equivalent) will also be considered
  • We also consider applicants studying degrees in business administration, business management or commerce or economics. Due to competition for places, we give preference to applicants with an undergraduate degree in accounting
  • You need to demonstrate a very strong background in accounting throughout your degree, and a final year major or specialisation in accounting will also be considered.
  • We highly recommend GMAT or GRE and anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections. 

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

NOTE: There is a non-refundable application fee of £60, which you can pay using our secure online payment facility . We cannot consider applications until you have paid the application fee.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

Study for our specialist MSc Accounting course and boost your career prospects by developing an advanced knowledge of accounting theory and practice, and prepare for a leading role in the accountancy profession. 

The course will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of accounting as well as your critical thinking.  You will be introduced to different aspects of accounting research, and provided guidance in conducting the research.

Open days

Masters information sessions

We are hosting a series of informal information sessions for undergraduates who are thinking about pursuing a masters course at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Our Masters courses aren't just for business graduates - from business analytics to operations, and marketing to finance, we have 16 courses to choose from. Join us to meet a careers advisor, admissions staff and current students and discover how our courses can boost your career prospects.

Also, a number of graduates have the opportunity to progress directly onto the Full-time MBA programme as a Young Potential Leader - could you be one of them?

Choose from the following dates:

- Thursday 15 February 2018, 12.00 - 1.30pm

- Wednesday 14 March 2018, 12.00 - 1.30pm

- Wednesday 18 April 2018, 12.00 - 1.30pm

- Wednesday 9 May 2018, 12.00 - 1.30pm

All events are held in the Atrium, Alliance MBS East building (on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East) - number 26 on the campus map.

For further information and to register your interest in attending, please see the Alliance MBS website .

Events round the world

We take part in events both at home and around the world, and we'd be delighted to meet you in your country . If you are visiting Manchester and you are unable to attend one of the Masters Information Sessions, you are welcome to organise a personal visit .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £24,500
    International students (per annum): £24,500

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

Refund Policy

Due to the competition for places and limited availability, our courses require a deposit of £1000 to cover non-recoverable costs and secure your place. The deposit will be deducted from your tuition fees when you register on the course.

The deposit is non-refundable, except in the following situations:

  • you fail to meet the conditions of your offer (see below for further information); and/or
  • you are refused a visa or entry clearance to enter the UK (proof must be submitted)

If an offer has been made specifying an English Language condition which you do not meet, the Admissions Team will require the official certificate of an English Language test taken after the date of offer as evidence that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions for a refund to be approved. The English Language test certificate provided with your application documents will not be accepted as proof that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions as such a certificate will predate the offer.

If an offer has been made specifying an academic condition, the Admissions Team will require the official university documentation showing that you have not met this academic condition from the institution at which you have studied, as evidence for a refund to be approved.

The Admissions Team reserves the right to refuse to refund of any deposit that does not meet with the requirements outlined above.


Contact us for further information about the new Accounting and Finance scholarship for UK/EU students and other  scholarships available .

Contact details

Academic department
Alliance Manchester Business School
Contact name
Masters Admissions Office
+44 (0)161 306 1339
Academic department overview
Alliance Manchester Business School was established in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. Today, we are the UK's largest campus-based business and management school, and 'Original Thinking Applied' is at the heart of everything we do. Find out more .

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