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This fast-track master's will equip you with the skills and knowledge demanded by employers and will give you a competitive edge in your career. This is a top-up master's for holders of a relevant postgraduate or equivalent qualification or related and recognisable work experience. You will get the opportunity to top up your existing qualifications to a full MSc degree by completing research methods and dissertation research, while enhancing your business skills. 

You will carry out research into new and changing areas of accounting practice and apply accounting theory to practical organisational situations. This course provides an excellent opportunity for continuing professional development for those experienced professional accountants who are wishing to further their career goals. 

Entry requirements​
  • Any prior postgraduate qualification in a business related field or mature learners with relevant work experience acceptable to the college.

  • An honours degree (2.2) in a related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification OR mature learners with extensive management experience.

  • Learners must be 21 years or older at the beginning of the course

  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency. 

  • Proposal

  • Dissertation

Awarding Body

University of Gloucestershire 


This programme is delivered using a blended learning approach that combines online resources delivered through IDM platform and supportive face to face workshops at our training centre in Telford. The programme is also available for 100% online delivery.

Intake Dates and Application Deadlines

  • October   - Application closes 23rd September 

  • February  - Application closes 24th January

  • June  - Application closes 24th May



6 months

International Student

This course is open to students on the student visitor visa route. 

Fees and How to Apply

Please visit the fees page for the current fees. To apply for this course, please complete an online application form.

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