Taught course

Internal Audit Management and Consultancy

Birmingham City University · Birmingham City Business School

Entry requirements

  • A honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent; or
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) global base qualification/relevant professional qualification from the PIIA; or
  • Relevant progessional experience of at least 1 year
    • In recognition that many students may already have a relevant professional qualification, Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) for individual modules and / or stages may be given on a case by case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Internal Audit Management & Consultancy is a unique offering in the UK and has been developed over many decades to ensure that it reflects the needs of the profession, employers and above all the students.

The majority of the course team have worked in the internal audit professional as well as other connected professions and therefore have a keen insight into the demands of the profession and the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected. This coupled with decades of delivering a Masters level qualification in Internal Audit, we are confident that this course will meet those needs.

The course’s over-riding philosophy is:

To equip those working within or intending to join the internal audit profession with the conceptual understanding, knowledge and skills to contribute positively to the organisations that they work for.

The Course is divided into 8 modules and is aligned to the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Chartered Internal Auditor (CMIIA) qualifications. The course has been carefully mapped against the IAP Apprenticeship Standards and End Point Assessment (EPA), to the syllabi of the CIA and CMIIA and the IIA Inc’s suggested syllabus from the Internal Audit Educators Partnership programme, which has awarded this course its highest accreditation as a ‘Centre of Excellence’.

The first 5 modules of the course are designed to support the CIA syllabus in particular and thereby enable students who wish, to sit the CIA professional exams. For clarity the University does not hold any dual award or exemptions with the IIA Inc. for the CIA exams and therefore students must sit these in order to gain the CIA qualification.

The last 3 modules are then connected to CMIIA qualification. Our agreement with the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors – UK & Ireland, means that students can achieve the CMIIA if they meet the following criteria:

  • Are a member of the Chartered IIA during and at the completion of their study with the University and the Chartered IIA.
  • They hold the CIA
  • They have successfully completed the MSc
  • They successfully complete the final CMIIA assessment with the Chartered IIA
  • They successfully complete the Chartered Membership interview with the Chartered IIA.

Information for international students

Applications from international applicants with equivalent qualifications are welcome. Please see your country page for further details on the equivalent qualifications we accept.

In additional to the academic entry requirements listed above, international and EU students will also require the qualifications detailed in this table.

IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands

If you do not meet the required IELTS score, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English courses. Please note that you must have a Secure English Language Test (SELT) to study on the pre-sessional English course. More information.

Other accepted qualifications Visit our English language page.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)121 331 5595