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Preparatory Course for MSc in Professional Accountancy

University of London, UK
Awarded by
University of London, UK
Course Code
Study mode
Start Date
07 Jan 2020 (Tue)
Next intake(s)
6 months to 5 years
Course Fee
HK$9900 per module
How to Apply
Deadline on 11 Dec 2019 (Wed)
2867 8475 / 2867 8314
2858 4750
A degree from University of London is a mark of excellence and quality, respected by employers and universities worldwide.

1. MSc in Professional Accountancy is led by University College London (UCL) of London Univerisity. UCL ranks number 7 in 2018 QS ranking.

2. ACCA students study 3 subjects; ACCA affliates/members only study 2 subjects --- awarded Msc in Prof. Accountancy

3. Brilliant results for our students :
London U MscPA - 93% pass out of which there are 7% distinction and 71% merit!

The MSc programme is led by UCL (University College London) which is ranked 7 in 2018 QS World University Ranking! (just after Oxford)

This preparatory course aims to provide tuition support to students of MSc in Professional Accountancy, University of London (UoL). This MSc programme provides students with an opportunity to develop and apply master's level knowledge, understanding and skills within accountancy and finance-related content.

A Master with distinction completed in 6 months!   Hear the story at

MSc in Professional Accountancy

The University of London (UoL) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have developed a ground-breaking programme of study that allows you to complete the MSc in Professional Accountancy and your ACCA professional qualification at the same time.

This route to the ACCA qualification will be of value to accountants aspiring to senior roles and enable them to stand out from the crowd in terms of their qualifications. Compared with the cost of studying for an accountancy qualification and a master’s separately, this will save time and money for many ACCA students. The MSc modules are the first to be recognised by ACCA as counting towards the professional level of the ACCA qualification.

The MSc programme provides students with an opportunity to develop and apply master’s level knowledge, understanding and skills within accountancy and finance related content.

Who will benefit from this programme?

This prestigious master’s level qualification is open exclusively to ACCA students, affiliates and members.

ACCA full members can ‘top-up’ their professional qualification with this master’s degree by taking two modules. 

ACCA students who have passed the fundamentals level (F1 – F9) of the ACCA qualification can opt to continue towards their ACCA qualification by using the master’s degree as an equivalent to two of their final ACCA papers (P4 and P5).

Lead College: University College London (UCL)

The School of Management at University College London is responsible for the academic direction.

The research performed in the School of Management over the last six years has been rated as “world-leading” in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, a system for assessing the quality of research in UK universities.

The School offers programmes in management, technology entrepreneurship, information management for business, management science and business analytics.

Preparatory Course for MSc in Professional Accountancy

Each preparatory course is of 60 hours with an aim to provide tuition support to students for studying the MSc in Professional Accountancy. Comprehensive online learning material is to be provided by UoL and this preparatory course will provide the essential face-to-face tuition teaching support.


On successful completion of the ACCA Professional level papers  SBL and SBR, the student will be eligible to transfer their registration to the MSc degree under Pathway 1. Accredited prior learning of 90 credits will be granted for ACCA papers SBL and SBR and the MSc will be awarded on satisfactory completion of two University of London option modules and the compulsory project.


One hour of learning equates to one CPD unit. Your studies could easily provide your full 40 units for one year. You can even carry forward 21 units to the next year.

Application for this MSc programme with UoL

Applicants must submit an application in line with the procedures and deadlines set out on UoL's website. The ACCA Professional papers (P1 – P7) have been benchmarked at FHEQ level 7.

Key dates for application and registration with UoL (London time) 
  January 2020 session July 2020 session
Application deadline 2 December 2019 15 June 2020
Registration deadline 09 December 2019 22 June 2020
Programme starts 6 January 2020  July 2020
Final assessments take place 
Week commencing
1 June 2020 Dec 2020

Four preparatory courses are to be offered covering the following UoL’s modules:

Tentative schedule* July 2019 intake* January 2020 intake* Venue

Strategic Financial Management (PAM004) 


Day: To be confirmed

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Day: Wednesday

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Hong Kong Island - TBC

Strategic Performance Management (PAM005)


Day: Wednesday / Friday

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Day: Tuesday

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Hong Kong Island - TBC

Strategic Financial Project (PAM006)


Day: Thursday

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Day: Thursday

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Hong Kong Island - TBC

Global Issues for the Finance Professional (PAM100) 


Day: Wednesday 

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Day: Wednesday

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Hong Kong Island - TBC

 *The above offering schedule is subject to change without prior notice.
   Mounting of each course is subject to sufficient enrolment and solely at the discretion of the School. 
   ​HKU SPACE reserves all rights to make revisions or alternations to the course schedule, content, tutor or other details if necessary.

  • Contact hour for each preparatory course: 60 hours spanning over 20 weeks
Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

To apply for the Preparatory Course for MSc in Professional Accountancy, applicants must first register with UoL as students of this MSc programme and enrol in the relevant module(s).

Entry Requirements of this MSc Programme

(1)  Academic Requirements

  a)  MSc Pathway 1

To qualify to register for the MSc under Pathway 1, an applicant must be a current ACCA student with passes in all nine Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills papers and the two Strategic Professional Essentials (SBL and SBR).*

  b)  MSc Pathway 2

To qualify to register for the MSc under Pathway 2 an applicant must be a  current ACCA Member or Affiliate, with passes in all nine Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills papers, the two Strategic Professional Essentials (SBL and SBR) and two Strategic Professional options from AFM, APM, ATX and AAA.*

>If an applicant to Pathway 2 passed the last of the ACCA Professional level papers more than five years ago, they need to demonstrate that their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record meets ACCA policy, including an up-to-date CPD declaration. They also need to complete a certified online preparation course. It takes about 3-5 hours a week over four weeks. There is a fee of US$49 to take the test and receive the certificate. The Online Preparatory Course required: Keeping up with Change: Issues for the Financial Professional (offered by Coursera, MOOC)

  c)  Postgraduate Certificate

To qualify to register for the Postgraduate Certificate an applicant must be a current ACCA student with passes in all nine Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills papers.*

[*] or earlier forms (e.g. 'F' and 'P' papers).

(2)    English Language Requirements

A student will meet the English language requirement if they:

  • have passed the English version of the nine ACCA Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills papers (or gained exemption by completing an English-language undergraduate degree approved by ACCA);
  • have passed the English version of either of the Strategic Professional Essentials (SBL or SBR), or equivalent; OR
  • are a current ACCA Member or Affiliate.
Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$9900 per module (Fees are reviewed annually and subject to change without prior notice. Mounting of each course is subject to sufficient enrolment and solely at the discretion of the School.)
  • (Additional Costs - You will also need to budget for: )
  • (1. Course Fee for University of London: Details please visit
  • (2. Exams (Pathway 1, MSc/PGCert): Exam centres charge a fee for hosting your exams.)
  • (3. Preparatory Costs: if your most recent ACCA pass was over five years ago, you’ll need to complete an online preparation course (USD 49).)

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Important Notes

To apply for this Preparatory Course, applicants must first register with University of London as students of the MSc in Professional Accountancy programme and enrol in the relevant module(s). 

Online Application :
Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Financial Management)
Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Performance Management)
Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Financial Project)
Certificate for Module (Preparatoru Course - Global Issues for the Finance Professional)

Enrolment Method

We provide online application and payment service for students to make enrolment via the Internet. Enrolment will be confirmed once students have made the payment online by using either PPS or credit card.

For first-come, first-served courses:
  1. Complete the online application form
    Click the "Apply Now" button on the top right hand corner of the course webpage to make online application. Follow the instructions to fill-in the online application form.
  2. Make Online Payment
    Pay the course fees by either using

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard via a secure online payment gateway for all first-come, first-served courses.

For award-bearing programmes:

Selected award-bearing programmes also provide online enrolment and payment service for its students.

If your programme accepts online enrolment and payment, a re-enrolment icon will be shown on the course webpage. Click the icon and follow the instructions to perform online enrolment and payment. You will receive relevant information from the programme team nearer the time of enrolment.

You may click here directly to access the online enrolment and payment service.

Please note the followings:

  1. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrolment will be confirmed once you have made the payment online. You will receive a payment confirmation after payment has been made successfully. You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances.
  3. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended as the web browser.


The School provides a platform for online services for a selected range of products it offers. While every effort is made to ensure timeliness and accuracy of information contained in this website, such information and materials are provided "as is" without express or implied warranty of any kind. In particular, no warranty or assurance regarding non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a purpose or freedom from computer viruses is given in connection with such information and materials.

The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

Payment Method

  1. Fees paid are not refundable and transferable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances.
  2. For details of payment method, please click here.
Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.