University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Warwick

Finance and Accounting Top-up

Course options

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Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

OVERVIEW Do you aspire to become a certified accountant or want to work in finance? Do you already have a background in these fields? Developed with the support of key industry partners, our Finance and Accounting top-up degree is designed to help you build on your existing knowledge and skills in order to open up a wide range of career opportunities. In today’s dynamic digital marketplace, graduates need more than theoretical learning alone to compete in the job market. Designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject (up to Level 5), our accounting and finance top-up course puts you ahead of the competition by offering early immersion into the markets, developing your practical and professional skills learning in our Financial Trading Suite powered by Infront Professional Terminal. By studying our Finance and Accounting top-up course, you will not only gain a detailed understanding of financial systems but also insight into other business areas including enterprise, marketing, strategy and leadership. Thanks to our close connections with industry partners, you will also be exposed to the latest technology and become familiar with the digital tools used in professional practice. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Practical application – Work on live consultancy cases with local and international clients in our state-of-the-art Financial Trading Suite
  • Specialise your studies – Choose a topic within the industry that interests you to study in depth for your final research project
  • Industry approved – Our course is developed and delivered in partnership with key industry players and professional bodies
FACILITIES Students on our accounting and finance courses at University College Birmingham enjoy a wealth of practical learning opportunities in our cutting-edge Financial Trading Suite. The facility features 21 workstations, two large wall screens and a scrolling ticker providing real-time global market information. Our suite is also the first university trading suite in the country to be powered by Infront Professional Terminal, offering unique benefits in using and sharing data. If you want to set up your own business, our Enterprise Hive provides a wide range of start-up support, including incubation space, tailored mentoring from industry experts and networking opportunities. ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS Our Financial Trading Suite is powered by Infront Professional Terminal. PLACEMENTS We encourage students on our top-up course to gain work experience throughout your studies. CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Finance officer
  • Analytics manager
  • Budget analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Mortgage adviser
You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.
  • Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Course details

Modules

  • Financial Reporting
  • Leadership and Enterprise Strategy
  • Performance Management
  • Research Project
Plus one option from:
  • Corporate Risk Management
- Portfolio Management

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk TEACHING Learning strategies include:

  • Lectures (including guest lectures)
  • Small group seminars
  • Workshops
  • One-to-one tutorials
  • Group projects
  • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Self-directed study
You will need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time. ASSESSMENT Assessment formats include:
  • Examinations
  • Coursework (including presentations, essays, reports, multiple choice tests and numerical computations)
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 3

International applicants

All international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Advanced Entry: If you are unsure if your previous higher education qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: [email protected]


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
Institution's Own TestBA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK: If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2021/22, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate-fees/ EU and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx
Finance and Accounting Top-up at University College Birmingham - UCAS