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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 10.3k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 21.3k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    phase 1: applications open 1 october 2013 and close on 6 december 2013; phase 2: applications open 20 january 2014 and close on 31 march 2014; phase 3: applications open 1 may 2014 and close on 30 june 2014

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    The MAcc at Glasgow is one of the longest established programmes of its kind in the UK. It attracts large numbers of applicants every year, and is taught by highly skilled staff of international reputation. You will benefit from a careful blend of the latest course materials and the most recent research into areas such as international financial reporting, management accounting and control, and corporate finance.

    Key facts

    * MAcc: 12 months full-time;
    * Contact: Adam Smith Business School

    Career prospects

    When you complete the programme, you will have the knowledge and skills to work in both professional accounting practices and in leading industrial firms.

    Our graduates are highly sought after for a vast range of roles, whether in the public sector, private industry, or professional practice.

    On the MAcc programme, students will take four core courses, two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, on an accounting related theme, which gives you the flexibility to specialise based on your chosen area of interest. Teaching is through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

    Core courses

    * International financial accounting for multinational companies
    * Management accounting and control
    * International corporate finance
    * Issues in accounting research.

    Optional courses

    * Advanced international corporate reporting
    * Audit, risk and control
    * Accounting and business ethics
    * Social accounting, reporting and finance
    * Global issues in management accounting.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Entry requirements for entry in 2014You should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in any subject, with at least five credit-bearing courses in accounting or finance, including at least one at post-elementary level.International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.Further information regarding academic entry language requirementsFor applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): * overall score 6.5 * no sub-test less than 6.0 * or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)Common equivalent English language qualifications: * ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20Pre-sessional coursesThe University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: * Language Centre, University of Glasgow * BALEAP guide to accredited courses English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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