The Master of Science (MSc) in Professional Accountancy is a programme that is the result of a close partnership between The University of London, UCL and The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This route to the ACCA qualification will be of value to accountants aspiring to senior roles and enable them to stand out from the crowd in terms of their qualifications. Compared with the cost of studying for an accountancy qualification and a master’s separately, this will save time and money for many ACCA students.

The MSc modules are the first to be recognised by ACCA to count towards the professional level of the ACCA qualification and gain CPD hours. You will be able to complete this MSc programme in just 6 months under the full-time study mode or spread them across within 12 months under the part-time mode.

Programme Structure

Core Modules

  • Global Issues for the Finance Professional, GIFP (30 credits)
    • Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% project 
  • Strategic Financial project, SFP (30 credits)
    • Assessment: 30% coursework, 70% project
Admission Requirements

To qualify for Pathway 2, applicants must be a current ACCA Affiliate or Member and have:

  • Minimum age of 19 years old in the of registration with UOL
  • Passed all nine ACCA Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills papers (or exemptions approved by ACCA), AND
  • Passed all two ACCA Strategic Professional Essentials papers (or their equivalent), AND
  • Passed all two ACCA Strategic Professional Option papers (or their equivalent), AND
  • *completed last ACCA Strategic Professional Option paper (or their equivalent) no more than 5 years ago. Otherwise, you must be able to demonstrate your CPD record meets ACCA policy. Additionally, you will need to take and pass an online test via PREPARATION COURSE (COURSERA).

note: *Students should sign up with Coursera at least 3 months before the intended intake. Do aim to have the module results at least one month before the application intake is close. While completing the Coursera module, student may submit an SIM application.

English Proficiency Requirement

You will meet the English language requirement if you:

  • Are a current ACCA Member or Affiliate.
Dates & Fees

For more information on Application Dates, click here.

For more information on Fee, Scholarships and Finance matters, click here.

Contact Details

SIM Global Education
461 Clementi Road
Singapore 599491

Tel: +65 6248 9746