University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Warwick

Finance and Accounting

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Course summary

OVERVIEW Finance and accounting professionals are vital to all functions of a business. If you aspire to become a certified accountant or want to work in the finance sector, our Finance and Accounting foundation degree will not only give you the essential tools to launch your career in the industry, but also a wealth of hands-on, practical experience that will put you ahead of the competition in the modern-day marketplace. This accounting and finance course is about much more than just theory. You will be exposed to live and simulated trading in our state-of-the-art Financial Trading Suite – one of the biggest among all universities in the UK and the first to be powered by Infront Professional Terminal – giving you the chance to develop and demonstrate your practical skills alongside the knowledge you will gain. You will also have the chance to take on a paid 12-month work placement, gaining extensive real-world experience to give you the edge when you graduate. Working in collaboration with professional bodies such as ACCA and CIMA, our Finance and Accounting course is designed to ensure you become a highly skilled graduate and can apply for exemptions from a range of professional exams in order to become a part or fully certified accountant. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Industry approved – Complete our course and you can apply for four CIMA exemptions, as well as other finance and accounting qualifications
  • Practical application – Get to grips with the markets through live consultancy cases and simulated investing in our Financial Trading Suite, with support from our in-house trader
  • Work placement – Gain further substantial real-world experience through the option of a paid 12-month placement, during which you won’t incur any tuition fees
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. Our course enables you to apply for a range of exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) upon completion. PLACEMENTS Our course offers you the option of a paid 12-month work placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees. CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Retail banker
  • Financial reporting analyst
  • Assistant controller (financial)
  • Financial coordinator
  • Accounts receivable analyst
  • Budget analyst
Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BSc (Hons) degree.
  • Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1

  • Management Accounting
  • Accountants in Business Organisations
  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Professional Practice for Finance and Accounting
YEAR 2
  • Management and Organisations
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Law
  • Financial Management
  • Audit and Governance
  • Taxation
YEAR 3 Work Placement (optional)

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 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

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact [email protected] to check your eligibility. Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions. Students who are studying a mixture of qualifications will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.


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 at University College Birmingham - UCAS