The Accounting & Finance MA programme offers you the opportunity to gain the essential knowledge and skills in the area of Accounting, Finance and Financial Management through a structured and focused programme of academic studies.
The Accounting & Finance MA Programme also enables you to develop a professional accountancy career and study CIMA through the Master’s Gateway route.
The Master’s Gateway route involves sitting CIMA’s Gateway exam/ Management Case Study Exam. (The content of the MA in Accounting and Finance programme prepares you to sit this examination during the course). Once you have passed this three hour exam, you’ll be granted 12 exam exemptions from the certificate, operational and management levels and you’ll also gain the intermediary award ‘CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting’.
You can then start studying the strategic level of CIMA’s Professional Qualification and work towards completing it to gain the full Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.
Find out more about CIMA’s Master’s Gateway route.
Minimum 2:2 Honours degree in a business-related subject, which should ideally include some study of accounting and finance. Other applications, for example, applicants with business experience, will be considered at the Course Leader’s discretion.
The Accounting & Finance MA Programme enables you to develop a professional accountancy career and join CIMA through the accelerated ‘gateway’ route.
The Accounting & Finance MA programme prepares and enables you to sit the external CIMA ‘Gateway Examination’. Passing the one three hour examination allows you to claim 11 exemptions from CIMA’s certificate, operational and management level papers, and you will be awarded the CIMA ‘Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting’.
You then only need to sit and pass 3 strategic level examinations, the case study, and fulfil the work based practical experience, before being eligible for full CIMA membership
Many of our Accounting and Finance staff have extensive industry experience through working in the private and public sectors and third sector organisations. Our academics have also gained advanced qualifications at some of the leading academic institutions in the world and are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.
The date of the next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be confirmed soon, in the meantime please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.
The Accounting & Finance MA programme offers you the opportunity to gain the essential knowledge and skills in the area of Accounting, Finance and Financial Management through a structured and focused programme of academic studies. The MA in Accounting & Finance is linked to and approved by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
We seek to enable our graduates to gain a competitive edge in pursuing managerial, management consultancy and professional careers in accounting and finance and to make an outstanding contribution to the performance of their employing organisations.
The Programme builds on our reputation for providing employer-relevant postgraduate education in business and management and finance and addresses the development of those key skills that are sought by employers throughout the world.
You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: £6,650 per year (UK/EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.
This is a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Gateway Exam focused programme to enable students to gain CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting whilst studying for the MA in Accounting and Finance.
Assessment by means of examinations, coursework and practical assignments.
A1: To communicate a knowledge, understanding and critical evaluation of the body of knowledge and research relating to Accounting and Finance, including strategic financial management, financial risk and control, corporate financial reporting and enterprise management.
A2: To communicate knowledge, understanding and critical evaluation of business, management and accounting research methodologies and methods set within the context of Accounting and Finance.