Taught course

Accounting and Finance

Birmingham City University · Birmingham City Business School

Entry requirements

A first or second class degree in Accountancy, Accounting and Finance or business related area with significant accounting related content from a UK institution or international equivalent. Alternatives include: ACCA Papers F1-9 / CIMA Operational and Management Levels (or equivalent); A full professional accountancy qualification (APEL may be available); A pre-Master’s programme approved by Birmingham City University; Plus a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 average (minimum of 6.0 in all bands) or minimum TOEFL score of 575.

Months of entry


Course content

Taught by professionally qualified academics with a wealth of industrial and professional experience, this CIMA accredited Master's course focuses on the practical application of accountancy in the real world and theoretical aspects of related research with a clear objective of preparing you for a career in accountancy, finance or management. You can maximise your CIMA exemptions by choosing particular modules, and get prepared for the remaining final (external) CIMA exam(s) at the end of the course.

You can study ACCA with us (full or part-time) and then take the final, 60 credit dissertation module to gain the MSc award. Our status as a Platinum Approved Learning Partner reflects the quality of our course provision and teaching.

If you are already a CCAB or CIMA qualified accountant you have the option of seeking accreditation for prior learning experience (APLE) and simply topping up with the final, 60 credit dissertation module to gain the MSc award with our Masters Stage course.

Based at the University’s new campus in the UK’s second city, you’ll live and study in an exciting, vibrant environment and engage with local, national and international businesses.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)121 331 5595