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Our requirements


Professional experience A minimum of two years of professional experience.
Undergraduate achievement A 2:1 or above (or equivalent) undergraduate honours degree from a recognised university.
English proficiency English as your native language
IELTS minimum overall score of 7.5, with not less than 7.0 in each element
TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) minimum overall score of 110, with not less than 25 in each element
References Three references from anyone you choose.

Detailed requirements

Professional experience

We require students to have at least two years of full-time work experience. Applicants with backgrounds in accounting, audit, finance, computer science, engineering or applied math will likely be most successful.

Undergraduate achievement

At least a high UK 2:1 or equivalent (GPA 3.6 or higher), although a First Class degree is strongly preferred.

English proficiency

The MAcc programme is taught entirely in English, and it is important that you can read, write, speak and understand English fluently. If you are a non-native English speaker you must provide us with evidence of your fluency in English.

We require you to provide test results that meet the requirements of one of the tests listed below. Your results must be from a test taken in the two years prior to starting the programme.

  • TOEFL - 110, with no element below 25
  • IELTS - average of 7.5, with no element below 7.0
  • CAE - minimum score of Grade A
  • CPE - minimum score of Grade A, B or C

If you scored 7.0 on IELTS or between 100 and 109 on TOEFL, and you feel that you are a strong candidate, you are also welcome to apply. However, we reserve the right to ask you to either retake and improve your test scores, or attend an additional assessment conducted by the University, if we were to invite you for an interview.

We ask you to self-report your scores on the application form. If you are selected for an interview, you will need to provide original English language test certificates.


The English proficiency requirement will be waived, at the discretion of the School, if you have completed degree level study in a majority English-speaking country within the past two years.

However, even if you have been granted a waiver, you may still need to sit an approved English language test as part of your visa requirements. If you are a non-EU student, the Home Office's UK Visas & Immigration department requires you to provide proof of your English competency through one of these tests, unless you are a national of, or have studied at an undergraduate level or above in one of the following countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America


We require three references from anyone you choose. Automated reference requests will be sent to your referees once you have input their contact details into our online application system. You will be able to track the receipt of your references online.

Additional skills

In order to succeed in this programme, you need to be willing to creatively engage difficult, ambiguous questions in accounting. Classroom discussions will be frequent and intense, requiring you to prepare in advance to offer your opinion supported with evidence and logic, and respond to the opinions of others.

Apply now

Applications are now open for entry in September 2018.


Deadline: 30 June 2018

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The MAcc hosts a number of events including on-campus experience days.

The Graduate Admissions Open Day will be held on 3 November 2017. Sign up now.