Master in Accountancy

Master in Accountancy

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Course title Master in Accountancy
Course code PMACCFTT2
Postnominal M. Accty.(Melit.)
Type of qualification/award Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 4 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 120
Coordinator Lauren Ellul
Delivered by Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy
The aim of this course is to consolidate and enhance your accounting knowledge acquired from the undergraduate degree course. The postgraduate course aims to provide you with the necessary tools to become an effective Accountancy professional and to contribute towards the Accountancy profession. The programme of studies extends over a period of two years of full-time studies, and lectures will be held during the day and are spread over five days a week. By the end of the course, you will have a refined and advanced understanding of accountancy, ranging from auditing and taxation, to financial reporting and risk transfer, to name a few. By the end of the course, you will demonstrate your acquired knowledge by carrying out a research-based dissertation.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of the Bachelor of Commerce degree from this University with one of the two main areas of study being Accountancy, obtained with a Category II classification and with a minimum average mark of 65% obtained in the study-units of Years 2 and 3 of the Accountancy main area of study.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

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After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 21,600
Yr 1: Eur 10,800 - Yr 2: Eur 10,800
Upon successfully completing the Master in Accountancy, you will be able to:

• Critically analyse, evaluate and conclude on assurance engagements and other assurance issues in the context of best practice and current developments.
• Technically recognise and measure complex assets and liabilities and interpret developments in international accounting and issues in financial reporting.
• Advise managements and/or clients on major financial management decisions to be taken by various corporate entities, in particular those concerning the setting of financial goals for such entities and the development of strategies for the achievement of these goals, in line with the agreed policy framework.
• Use sophisticated management accounting techniques to carry out detailed calculations and generate relevant decision-making information.
• Analyse the various aspects of organisational performance using an array of performance measurement tools and generate reports which can contribute to the strategy setting and execution processes of organisations.
• Look at the world of business as the world of human relations that needs to be regulated to prevent abuse of power, supported by a vision of appropriate forms of human solidarity and cooperation.

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If you would like to further your studies in Accountancy after finishing your undergraduate course for better career prospects, and are pursuing a career as an accountant, then this is the ideal postgraduate course for you.
As a graduate with a Masters in Accountancy, you will be able to enter a career in the field of accountancy, both locally and abroad, as an accountant, accounting manager, auditor, tax accountant and as a finance manager.

If you would like to further your studies, the option of doing a doctorate is offered by the University of Malta or by foreign institutions abroad.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 15 May 2023

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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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