MSc in Accounting and Finance Top-Up

University of Buckingham
6-9 months

MSc in Accounting and Finance (Top-Up)

Become a leader in the financial sector

The MSc in Accounting and Finance Advanced Entry route programme is designed for students that already hold relevant practical hands-on relevant experience and a recognised Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Accounting and Finance or equivalent.

The programme aims to extend and enhance the understanding and competence gained via professional qualifications and to enhance the ability of students to think strategically about management and organisational change within accounting and finance.

This Advanced Entry route programme is developed for AIA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ICAP or CPA Australia graduates and provides a means to support the continuing professional and personal needs of accounting practitioners.

Programme Information and Delivery

The Advanced Entry route programme consists of a Research Methods module and a Consultancy Project Report on a related topic of your choice, making it a popular option for individuals committed to developing their careers in senior management.

Research Methods – including Research Proposal

The programme begins with Induction and Research Methods webinars, which enable you to finalise your proposal for your project.

Consultancy Project Report

The Consultancy Project Report module provides the opportunity for students to examine an area of particular interest within an appropriate organisational context. The module is designed to make a major contribution to professional and intellectual development, through enabling students to demonstrate their capacity for sustained independent thought, learning and critical reflection.

The purpose of this programme is to deliver a practical and realistic solution to a business-related strategic challenge, which in turn is supported by appropriate reference to theoretical and conceptual analysis. Students will evidence this by producing a Consultancy Project Report.

The Consultancy Project Report is delivered and assessed by our UK based academic team using our virtual learning platform and direct support from your allocated supervisor.

The Advanced Entry route programme takes approximately 6 – 9 months to complete working with the support of your dedicated supervisor for the final Consultancy Project Report module.


We want students on our programme to have the support they need to make the most of their investment in their own future.

You will receive excellent support from our academic team, including your programme manager and your supervisor who will be with you every step of the way.

Award and Graduation Ceremony

On successful completion of the programme, the student will be awarded the degree of MSc in Accounting and Finance’ from the University of Buckingham. Students will also have the opportunity to attend the graduation ceremony in UK.

Entry Requirements

Students wishing to join the course must provide the following supporting documents:

  • A relevant Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma such as OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance (students need to submit both certificate and transcript on application)
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or higher qualification
  • A copy of your valid photo ID
  • A Statement of Purpose
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae (minimum of two years’ work experience at graduate level in either a managerial or professional capacity; list job responsibilities for each role; two references – academic and professional)

We don’t just give students an education and experiences that set them up for success in a career.

We help them succeed in their career to discover a field they’re passionate about and dare to lead it.