Taught course

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Course

Birmingham City University · Birmingham City Business School

Entry requirements

You must be accepted as registered students by the ACCA. Minimum requirements are normally two A Levels and five GCSEs including Mathematics and English, although alternative qualifications are accepted. The exemptions given are dependent upon further qualifications e.g. non-relevant degree, HND or relevant degree. In addition to the above requirements, for international students who are not from a majority English speaking country (as per UKVI's list), you must be able to furnish satisfactory evidence of attainment in English language. In most cases, an IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5 or an alternative qualification evidencing an equivalent competence in English will be required. International qualifications will also be considered. Please refer to the ACCA website for specific details. For further details, please visit our website.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Course (ACCA)

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Become part of a huge global network of highly skilled accounts with our Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA) course. We prepare you for all 14 of ACCA’s external exams, and our status as a Platinum Approved Learning Partner reflects the quality of our course provision and teaching.

You’ll be taught by qualified accountants, and upon graduating you’ll leave with the qualifications and skills the accountancy and finance industry readily look for.

Unlike many ACCA exam providers, when you join our course you get to take part in university life and benefit from all the facilities our university has to offer.

What's covered in the course

The course starts in either September or January and takes between one to four years full-time to complete, depending on your current qualifications. It’s structured so that you must choose to study either four, five or six ACCA papers each academic year, and a minimum of two papers each semester.

We let you study all the modules you need to take the ACCA professional exams, so you’ll be able to work towards becoming a member of the world’s fastest-growing international professional accounting body. The course is flexible, allowing you to join the programmes at different stages and choose the relevant modules you need for your exams, studying at a pace that suits you.

Our tutors are generally qualified accountants with expert academic and professional knowledge and experience. They have worked for companies such as Cadbury Schweppes, Claire’s Accessories, and Deloitte, and can therefore use real-life experiences to enhance your learning in the classroom.

This course will be held at our newest facility, The Curzon Building, part of our City Centre Campus. The £63 million building provides you with a unique learning space, featuring plenty of informal ‘break out’ areas available, creating an open, sociable atmosphere. There is also a new home for the Students’ Union, with its location moving to the restored Victorian pub The Eagle and Ball. The dedicated social learning spaces ensure you’ll have the perfect facilities to work independently and confidently, having the time and support you need.

Information for international students

The ACCA Full time course is available to international students. International students can find out more about studying at Birmingham City University via our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£800 per module
International students
£950 per module

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-60 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 121 331 5595