The course involves advanced study of organisations, their management, the role of accounting for internal and external users, and the changing external context in which they operate. Students will develop the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of accounting to complex issues.
A 2.2 Honours degree or higher or equivalent from a university or another approved degree awarding body is required. Non graduate qualifications deemed to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission may also be considered. Work experience is desirable. Prior study of accounting (as part of the Honours degree, for example) or experience of working within the field of accounting is essential. If the native language is not English, students must provide satisfactory evidence that they have an adequate knowledge and understanding of written and spoken English. The University requires an IELTS of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5).
Part 1: compulsory modules: accounting theory; research methods; international taxation policy and practice; financial analysis; management accounting; advanced financial reporting; 1 option from: corporate social responsibility; corporate risk management; advanced auditing and assurance; international financial management; Islamic accounting and financial reporting; part 2: consists of either a supervised dissertation of around 10,000 words, or a structured advanced taught programme of summer study that is specific to accounting.
These include a dissertation.
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