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MSc with University of Gloucestershire


Full-time: 1 Year     Part-time: Over 2 Terms


This top up MSc in Accounting and Finance is to be awarded by University of Gloucestershire, UK. This program is conducted via online mode. It is designed to help you apply your learning in ways that are meaningful for you today and tomorrow.

This program is designed for learners who wish to pursue a career in the financial services industry, professional accountancy, banking and finance or management. The qualification equips learners with the essential skills and knowledge needed to pursue high level careers in all types of organisations in the public and private sector and within industry and commerce, both in the UK and abroad.

Course Structure
  • There are two phases to the course: Level 7 and MSc Top Up. Level 7 holds 6 study subjects, and the top-up MSc holds a dissertation of 15,000 words followed by a proposal and a reflective paper of 1,500 words each.

  • Students who successfully complete the 6 subjects will be awarded either with the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance (120 credits) qualification or the Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance (120 credits) qualification while proceeding to the MSc (60 credits) (top up) award by the University of Gloucestershire. Students can choose between OTHM and Qualifi from where they will complete level 7.

Phase I- Study Subjects
Under OTHM
  • Investment Analysis (20 credits)
  • Corporate Reporting (20 credits)
  • Global Finance and Strategy (20 credits)
  • Strategic Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Audit (20 credits)
  • Business Research Methods (20 credits)

Under Qualifi

  • Strategy and Global Finance
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Strategic Auditing
  • Ethical Behaviour and Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Financial Analyst

Students can select either OTHM or Qualifi to do their phase I (Level 7) upon discussion with KIMT.

Phase II- MSc top up
Top up your current Postgraduate in 6 months with a Master of Science (MSc) from the University of Gloucestershire, UK. 

The MSc (top-up) program is designed to enable postgraduate diploma holder to achieve an Accredited MSc qualification in up to 6 months, so it is a lateral entry to new opportunities and enhanced career prospects. The course is structured to enhance the student’s analytical skills towards business and organizational issues and tackle them with a holistic approach.

This program aims to develop a student’s ability to think strategically, recognize potential business opportunities and manage change more effectively.

What you will study

At this top-up stage, it holds 60-credit course. The course comprises of three modules.

  • Research proposal
  • Dissertation
  • Reflective papers

First, students will prepare a research proposal of 1,500 words and will prepare a dissertation of 15,000 words. After completing the dissertation, student will end up submitting a reflective paper of 1,500 words

Entry Requirements
  • Must have Bachelor or equivalent diploma.
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Adults with lesser qualification but possess years of experience in accounting & finance will also be consider.
Awarding Institution
Awarded by University of Gloucestershire, UK and delivered by KIMT.
All subjects within this program are internally assessed by KIMT and external quality will be assured by OTHM/Qualifi.
Programme Modality
  • The MSc in Accounting & Finance is studied 100% online through the virtual learning platform with tutor support.
  • You will receive excellent support from the academic team, including your programme manager and your supervisor who will be with you every step of the way.
For applicable tuitions, please, contact with the KIMT admission authority. Tuitions are due in full with enrolment for the complete programme.
Refund Policy
Tuitions are due in full of enrolment. Once the programme has started (tuitions collected) no tuitions will be repaid. Students, who do not pay tuitions after admission are not enrolled.
Study Language
The programme is conducted in English proficiency is required for the programme.
Student Support
The programme is administered and provided by the KIMT. Students are eligible for International Programmes student support regarding tutoring and assistance in the programme.

Facts About The University of Gloucestershire


  • The University has scored 90/100 and are placed in the top tier of the new SOS-UK net zero ranking.
  • The University carries a silver rating in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which rates participating universities as Gold, Silver or Bronze.
  • Ranked 6th globally in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, 2019.
  • 95% of our graduates went on to employment or further study in 2017, which is higher than the UK and England sector average (Destination of Leavers in Higher Education data 2018).
  • Top 25% for our graduates in sustained employment or study after one, three and five years (Longitudinal Educational Outcomes, 2018).
  • Top 10 in the UK for high quality staff and lecturers as well as good personal relationships with teaching staff. (Times Higher Education Student Experience survey 2018).
  • Training teachers since 1847 – outstanding primary and secondary school training
  • Worked with GFirst LEP to establish The Growth Hub at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester, which supports businesses in the area through promoting skills, innovation and enterprise.

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