Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance

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Course summary

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Looking to study an accountancy course in Birmingham? Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree is accredited by ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA and ICAEW, and allows you to take a year-long placement. This degree is accredited by all the right professional bodies for maximum exemptions, providing you with the opportunities to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the worlds of accounting, finance and business. The programme is designed to equip you with the building blocks to become an intellectual and moral professional accountant. As you progress, you will be given the opportunity to become a more effective and creative problem solver, and develop the skills necessary to critically advise individuals and companies in the UK and internationally on a range of accounting-related matters. There will also be opportunities to experience different graduate roles, with a wide variety of placements and internships on offer to complement your studies and get you industry ready. This course covers a range of areas such as accounting, taxation, business economics and law, strategic decision-making, and management, with real-life briefs and projects to work on. This course offers you the choice of studying for the conventional three years or undertaking an additional professional placement for a year. A year of work experience will not only provide you with real-world experience of your subject, but will also give your employability credentials a substantial boost. As part of their studies, previous students have worked with renowned names such as AXA Investments, Bentley, Goodyear Dunlop and Volkswagen. For full details, visit our website.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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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

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Contextualised reduced tariff offer: 96 tariff points or equivalent e.g. A-level CCC, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.
A level BBC A maximum of three subjects are considered. A levels and other level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass 60 credits overall At least 45 credits at level 3.
Scottish Higher BBCCC Where a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers are taken you must achieve grades CD in two Advanced Highers and grade CC in two Highers
AS AA - CC A maximum of two subjects along with two A levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DMM
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) D*D* 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Scottish Advanced Higher CCD Where a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers are taken you must achieve grades CD in two Advanced Highers and grade CC in two Highers
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Overall For Students who do not already hold GCSE in Mathematics at grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted. For Students who do not already hold GCSE in English Language at grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not Literature) English A-grade 4 or above or English B - grade 5 from IB Diploma will be accepted.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Extended Project 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H5, H5, H5, H5 This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 or A-C/A1-C3) or Higher level minimum grade H5/D1
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4 or above or equivalents level 2 qualifications. All level 2 quals must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Acceptable Maths and English equivalents considered in lieu of GCSE:- - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Maths and English - Key Skills level 2:- Application of Number and Communication Maths and English Language grade C or above:- Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish National 5 Maths and English Language grade 2 or above:- Scottish Credit Standard Grade
HNC (BTEC) Pass with 120 credits at level 4. Must be in a related pathway. May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required
HND (BTEC) Pass with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5. Must be in a related pathway May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 5. A transcript will be required
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in any level

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Accounting and Finance at Birmingham City University - UCAS