Birmingham City University

Accounting and Finance Birmingham City University Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

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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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 60 credits overall - 15 credits at level 2 and 45 credits at level 3. GCSE mathematics and English language at grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications must be offered. GCSE science is not required for Access students.
Scottish Higher CC One or two Higher subjects only considered if offered along with two Advanced Highers.
AS AA - CC Must be in different subjects to the A levels (and only if applicant is holding at least two A levels).
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal In combination with other acceptable level 3 qualifications.
Extended Project Must be in a topic related to the degree subject being applied for.
Can be considered along with a GCE AS-level plus either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Maths grade 4 or above or equivalents.
Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subjects are covered.

Acceptable equivalents considered in lieu of GCSE mathematics or English language at grade C:
- 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
HNC (BTEC) D Overall Distinction profile Must be in a related subject.
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) D Overall Distinction profile Must be in a related subject.
May be considered for advanced entry onto the third year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at levels 4 and 5. A transcript will be required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme For Students who complete the full IB Diploma obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher level subjects. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates.
Students must have grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) and English Group A – Grade 4 or above or English Group B and Ab initio – grade 5
A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) O3, O3, O3, O3, O4, O4 Must include Mathematics and English language.
Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D*
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades B and C), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 112 tariff points Not including Early Years
Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 112 tariff points Not including Early Years
Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC Maximum of three Advanced Highers can be considered together.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades B and B), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) with no less than 5.5 in any level

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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Provider information

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Birmingham City University
University House
15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham
B5 5JU


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