Accepted qualifications for MSc Professional Accountancy

The MSc Professional Accountancy is available to those who are a member of a professional accountancy body as listed below. You can use your qualifications as credit towards the MSc, allowing you to obtain a master's degree by studying just 60 credits.

Listed professional accountancy bodies and applicant status

When you register for the MSc Professional Accountancy, the qualifications from the following professional accountancy bodies will be accepted.

To qualify to register for the MSc you must have:

  • passed a professional accountancy body qualification from the list of accepted qualifications, and
  • either, have been awarded in the past five years,
  • or, if the qualification was awarded more than five years ago, be able to provide proof that they are in good standing with their professional body.

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Professional accountancy body Applicant status
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Full member (ACCA, FCCA). Affiliates must have passed all examinations
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Full member only (CPA, CGMA)
ASEAN CPA Full member only (ASEAN CPA)
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Full member only (CA ANZ)
Chartered Accountants Ireland Full member only (ACA or FCA)
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Full member (ACMA, FCMA, CGMA). Applicants must have passed all examinations.
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Full member (CPFA, CIPFA - PQ). Applicants must have passed all examinations.
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA Canada) Full member only (CPA)
Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Full member only
CPA Australia Full member [Certified Practicing Accountant - CPA and Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA)]. If you are Associate (ASA) you must have passed all CPA examinations.
CPA Ireland (formerly Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland) Full member only (CPA Ireland)
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) Full member only (CPA or FCPA)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Full member (ACA and FCA) Applicants - must have passed all examinations.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS) Full member (CA) Applicants - must have passed all examinations.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria Full member only
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) Full member only (ACA or FCA)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) Full member only (CA[Z])
Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants Full member only (CA Singapore)
The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants Full member only (CPA M)
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Full member only Chartered Accountant South Africa CA(SA)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants India (ICAI) Full member only (CA, FCA)