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Course summary

On our BSc Accounting and Finance degree you will be taught using a variety of methods by leading researchers and academics who have worked professionally in the accounting and finance sector. Why study this course? -You will study at one of the handful of business schools in the UK that holds the prestigious ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). -Your employability options are vast and varied, our strong links with industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities. -We are the 3rd most targeted university of top UK employers (High Fliers Research 2023). --On successful completion of your degree, you may be eligible for exemptions from a number of professional examinations offered by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). -The finance pathway of this programme is affiliated with CFA and IMC. This means the curriculum for this programme is closely tied to professional practice and prepares students well to sit the examinations of CFA and IMC. Scholarships from the CFA will be offered every year to selected students who take the CFA examinations during their programme. You may apply for a placement year during your 2nd year and undertake a year-long placement during your third year. If you successfully secure a placement you will be moved on to the four-year BSc Accounting and Finance with Placement Year degree. Your programme of study Your first year is designed to raise your knowledge and understanding so that you are operating at degree level. It doesn’t count towards your final degree classification but you must pass it to proceed. The second year of this programme allows you to take optional modules in the form of pathways, which most suit your interests and maximise your exemptions from those areas. Your second year contributes 25% of your final degree classification and your third year 75%. You can apply for a placement year during your second year and undertake a year-long placement during your third year. If you successfully secure a placement you will be moved on to the four-year BSc Accounting & Finance with Placement Year degree. You can apply for any paid placement opportunity from multi-national, third sector, and SME employers in the UK and internationally. BBS Careers also source exclusive opportunities that are only available to Birmingham Business school students.

Modules

For details of the module structure of this programme please visit our website: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/courses/undergraduate/business/accounting-finance.aspx.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N400
Institution code:
B32
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional qualications accepted: AAT level 3 NVQ in Accounting/AAT level 3 Diploma in Accounting (QCF); CeFS (Certificate in Financial Studies); DipFS (Diploma in Financial Studies); EDI Level 3 Certificate in Accounting. (Please note that these qualifications are not accepted in lieu of A Levels)


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above. If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.
Accounting and Finance at University of Birmingham - UCAS