Available as a one-year masters or a two-year (with professional practice) masters. We also offer a fast track option if you are already professionally qualified.Strong financial management is vital to all organisations and the role of the accounting professional is complex, varied and subject to many different pressures. The MSc Accounting, Finance and Regulation course reflects this, covering not only the core areas of accountancy but also key financial and risk topics relevant to your future career. Regulation is fundamental to accounting and finance and is a feature of many of the modules you will study. This is an exciting time in the accounting profession, as we experience a period of significant change, with standards evolving and regulatory practices being reviewed and revised. As a student on the MSc Accounting, Finance and Regulation, you will develop a deeper academic and professional knowledge and understanding of the key challenges facing the accounting profession and the wider financial sector. The accountancy team at Glasgow Caledonian University have a broad range of professional and academic experience which will enhance your learning as a student on our course. Many of the accountancy academics you will meet have experience working in practice as professional accountants, across key areas such as financial reporting, management accounting, audit and the public sector.
An MSc Accounting, Finance and Regulation from Glasgow Caledonian University will provide you with the confidence and insight to develop your professional career or to undertake further postgraduate academic study.
Through the MSc Accounting, Finance and Regulation you will experience deeper professional engagement with, and academic knowledge of, the key challenges facing the financial sector. Students come from all over the world to study at Glasgow Caledonian University and graduates take the skills and confidence developed here back to their respective countries and employers to help embed new practice and use of new technologies in their chosen specialism. Others go on to further PhD study using the academic knowledge that they’ve gained through the masters experience.
Our graduates are employed in a diverse range of organisations including Grant Thornton UK LLP, BDO UK LLP, Charles Stanley, Morgan Stanley and Smith & Williamson; with some other graduates going on to undertake further postgraduate study.
As part of a specialist, international student community you will explore all aspects of the most up to date financial landscape, and develop the confidence and experience needed to make real impact across a range of leadership, entrepreneurial and global issues.
International Financial Reporting and Regulation; International Financial Management; Financial Services Regulation; Strategic Financial Management; Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting; Financial Risk Modelling; Ethics, Governance and Responsible Leadership; Applied Professional Practice; Masters Research Project.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
You'll experience all the benefits of a regular masters, but with the additional advantage of a further professional practice placement over two trimesters. You'll be fully supported and prepared for your placement, and graduate with significant work experience, in-depth knowledge and understanding of your chosen sector. Find out more about the benefits of a two-year masters study.
Join us in January on a fast track route that takes just eight months to complete and comprises of two subject-specific modules; Strategic Financial Management and Financial Services Regulation, and the Masters Research Project.
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|MSc||Full Time||1 Year||Sep 2022||GCU Glasgow||Enquire Apply|
|MSc (Two-year)||Full Time||2 Years||Sep 2022||GCU Glasgow||Enquire Apply|
|MSc||Full Time||16 Months||Jan 2023||GCU Glasgow||Enquire Apply|
|MSc (Two-year)||Full Time||2 Years||Jan 2023||GCU Glasgow||Enquire Apply|
|MSc (Fast-track)||Full Time||8 Months||Jan 2023||GCU Glasgow||Enquire Apply|
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Minimum academic requirement
UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area.
For the fast-track option, a full professional qualification from any accountancy body in the world that is recognised by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) is required and provides you with 90 credits towards the MSc.
English languageAcademic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.
Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
Full details of the alternative English language tests we accept are available on this page.
The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?
Annual full-time tuition fees
Home (Scottish) and RUK: £7,000
Home (Scottish) and RUK: £3,500
Two-year masters tuition fees
Home (Scottish) and RUK: year one fee £7,000, year two fee £2,000, full two-year fee total £9,000.*
International: year one fee £14,500, year two fee £4,500, full two-year fee total £19,000.*
* If you start a two-year masters course but graduate after one year, you will only pay the year one fee. You will not be required to pay the year two fee.
Find out how and when to pay two-year tuition fees for masters with professional practice.
Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.
As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of £2 million per year.
This course features a mix of assessments and exams.