Have you qualified as an accountant with the professional bodies within the last five years (or have additional relevant experience) and want to advance your career with a Masters qualification?

Promoting integration between professional practice and theory, the credits from your prior learning as a qualified accountant can fast-track you onto our MSc in Professional Accounting.

The programme entails completion of a module in Quantitative Research Methods, which will prepare you for an independent project. This will be made available remotely, allowing you to complete as a distance learner if you are unable to attend Swansea University.

Offering further flexibility, our MSc Professional Accounting offers two entry points in each academic year.

With our MSc Professional Accounting you will draw on local, regional and national associations and networks and the breadth of research, teaching and practical expertise within our teaching team will enrich your professional development.


  • Designed for qualified accountants, who have gained their qualification with relevant professional bodies within last five years, to fast-track them to achieve an MSc
  • A flexible specialist programme which offers distance learning opportunities
  • Independent project which can be completed on a work based scenario relevant to the students’ employment, allowing integration between professional practice and theory, upskilling students in the accountancy field
  • Course which offers two entry points in each academic year – and may be completed in a single year
  • All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have industrial and academic knowledge
  • Swansea University was voted 2nd in the WhatUni? Student Choice Award 2019 – Postgraduate study
  • Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact – 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)
  • Based in the £22 million School of Management building on the new Bay campus

Study Details:

MSc 4 months full-time

Module Details:

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Programme Funding

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries for both taught and research courses to help you fund your study.

Student Destinations

Graduates of this course will be equipped with a sound knowledge, critical understanding and enhanced research skills to add to their practical skills in accountancy.

Advancing your professional development, this programme has been designed to enhance your skills and prepare you for career opportunities and varying roles within accounting.


For fees and funding options, please visit website to find out more.

Entry Requirements

Students will have the equivalent of 120 credits of prior learning, ie: qualified as an accountant with recognised professional bodies* within the last five years.
*Students will be required to have passed all the ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA and other professional accountancy bodies’ external examinations.

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