University of Dundee


City Campus


As a professional accountant you’ll gain a better critical understanding of current theories and cutting-edge techniques when you gain your MSc in Accountancy from the University of Dundee.

This is an ideal course if you are already qualified with an IFAC member professional accountancy body (such as ACCA, ICAS, ICAEW, ICAI, CIPFA) and looking to build your professional qualification. The programme offers, through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), 50% (90 credits) of the 180 credits for a taught master's course to fully exam-qualified professional accountants.

The course focuses on the technical and theoretical study of fundamental accounting and finance subjects together with a professional project within the context of international accounting practice.

Your project will include an extended literature review which may draw on company analysis, relevant academic literature, professional accountancy pronouncements, professional publications, the financial press and use of specialist software, as appropriate.

In addition, you’ll be choosing three optional modules from a broad range of accounting and finance courses. These modules are designed to deepen your knowledge of accounting and finance practices and encourage you to think analytically and critically about the ways in which modern organisations operate. They’ll help you understand how businesses create and use information, in both operational and strategic contexts.

Entry Requirements

Full professional exam qualification from a recognised professional accountancy body: ACCA, ICAS, ICAI, ICAEW, CIPFA and CIMA or other IFAC member body assessed as equivalent by the Programme Director.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

9 months


Business and Finance

SCQF Level