University of Northampton

Accounting & Finance

Special Offer

ACCA members can top-up to an MSc qualification in as little as 4 months.

With exemptions from stage 1, ACCA members can enter stage 2 of the MSc directly and take advantage of a special discount from their tuition fees.

Complete the form for more information and a free brochure. One of our Course Advisors will be in touch to discuss your eligibility and discount options.

MSc in Accounting and Finance*

University of Northampton
Awarded by

University of Northampton,UK

Delivered by

London School of Marketing

Study mode

2 stages


1 year

No. of modules


Assessment Method

All assignments



Start date

All year round

Course Overview

To enable successful decision making, planning and control, the management accountant has become a key player within the modern business environment. This course will enhance your ability to think about management and organisational change in a strategic way.  The Stage 1 Diploma will lay a strong foundation of the key theories and techniques of accounting and finance management. The Stage 2 MSc Top-Up programme will provide further professional development building your ability to apply accounting theory and practice to real issues that are faced in day-to-day operations.  Stage 2 is specially designed as a professional development opportunity for AIA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA Australia or ACA graduates.

Progression Pathway

Level 11 Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Awarded by EduQual


(6 months)

MSc in Accounting and Finance (Top-Up)

Awarded by University of Northampton


(6 months)

This pathway consists of two stages:


  • Stage 1: the EduQual Level 11 Diploma in Accounting and Finance and

  • Stage 2: the University of Northampton MSc in Accounting and Finance (Top-Up).


The Stage 2 Top-Up programme is specifically designed for ACA, ACCA, AIA, CIMA or CPA Australia graduates. For more information on tuition fee discounts and to find out whether you are eligible complete the form here.

University of Northampton

The University of Northampton is a dynamic, modern university based in Northamptonshire in the heart of England. Its commitment has been to transform lives and inspire change. Testament to its growing reputation as a destination for business courses, the university was shortlisted for the third year in a row in the ‘Business School of the Year’ category of the Times Higher ducation (THE) Awards in 2015.


Graduates can expect good things from a University of Northampton degree, the university was recognised as England’s No. 1 for employability (HESA, 2012).

Module Synopsis

Stage 1 Modules (Awarded by EduQual)

  • Strategy and Global Finance

  • Strategic Financial Management

  • Strategic Auditing

  • Financial Analyst

  • Ethical Behaviour and Corporate Governance

  • Corporate Reporting


Stage 2 Modules (Awarded by University of Northampton)

  • Critical Issues in Accounting

  • Accounting and Finance Research Project

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the Stage 1 Diploma applicants will typically posses:

  • A UK Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and two years managerial work experience OR; 

  • At least five years managerial work experience (evaluated on an individual basis) AND;

  • A good command of English (equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above)


For direct entry onto the Stage 2 Diploma applicants will typically posses:

  • A professional qualification such as ACA, ACCA, AIA, CIMA, CPA Australia OR; 

  • The EduQual SCQF level 11 Diploma in Accounting and Finance AND;

  • A good command of English (equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above)


Applicants that do not possess the necessary qualifications for direct entry onto the Top-Up programme can complete the EduQual diploma in Accounting and Finance with Douglas International Education Centre.

What You Receive

You receive all the materials and support you need to help you balance study with your work and home commitments. The programme structure and learning materials allow you to study at your own convenience and develop your own study schedule while offering opportunities for you to engage with your peers.


The following will be included via the multifaceted online learning platform:


  • Course materials: Access structured lecture notes, case studies and assessment materials through a state-of-the-art online Learning Platform (ELP).

  • Online webinars: Receive both live and recorded lectures from subject experts.

  • A dedicated one-to-one tutor: Receive comprehensive support throughout the course and supervision throughout the dissertation writing proces

  • Comprehensive e-library: Read recommended study texts and reference books.

  • Mintel market reports: Company reports, financial analysis and industry information.

  • Access to an international online community to keep in touch and share with fellow students and lecturers.

* This programme is a purely distance learning course and is therefore not subject to the registration requirement. it is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.


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