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​MSc Accounting and Finance (Top-Up)

Course Overview

MSc Accounting and Finance (Top-Up) degree is a fast-track master’s course which helps fully qualified CCAB accountants further the professional and academic success they’ve achieved to date. If you’ve attained qualified accountant status through prior study with the ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, or an equivalent professional body, you’ll be granted six module exemptions (totalling 120 credits) from our standard MSc Accounting and Finance course. This means you’ll need to complete just one module from the course, the final Financial Management Project module (60 credits), to graduate with a full Master of Science award. This provides you with a unique opportunity to gain a full postgraduate qualification at greatly reduced tuition fees and within a much shorter timeframe than studying a full 180-credit MSc course.


Studying your MSc Accounting and Finance (Top-Up) gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location. Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud. ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).
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Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the MSc Accounting and Finance (Top-Up), we need to see that you have: Fully qualified as a member of a professional accounting body (such as the ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, or equivalent professional body) within the past ten years.

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Refer a Friend Scheme

When you help a friend enroll on a degree course with  our Refer a Friend scheme, you will receive a £200 referral fee per successfully enrolled referral.