Taught course

International Professional Accounting (ACCA)

Birmingham City University · Birmingham City Business School

Entry requirements

Successful completion or exemption from the Applied Knowledge and Skills level ACCA examinations, OR 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Looking to study a postgraduate accounting course in Birmingham, the UK’s second largest City? Are you also looking to study ACCA to become part of a huge global network of highly skilled professionally qualified accountants?

Our MSc International Professional Accounting (ACCA) degree is directly aligned with the Strategic Level professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) professional body. The course is a professional and practice based level 7 Masters and aims to provide you with enhanced employment prospects.

This is an ideal opportunity to combine your studies towards achieving a high quality Masters level degree award whilst also studying towards the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Strategic Professional examinations.

The ACCA do not grant exemptions from their essential strategic professional papers but this course is designed to fully prepare to undertake these professional body exams. The successful completion of this Masters course does not provide you with the ACCA qualification; however, the course is designed to prepare you for the rigour of the external professional examinations.

The course is aligned to the ACCA strategic professional syllabus. For this reason you will study all the essential modules, and at least two of the option modules, that you need to take to complete the ACCA strategic professional exams. In addition, you will be required to undertake a module on governance and ethics and in the summer term you will be study the integrated strategic case study or take the professional placement route.

The course adopts an international perspective across the modules including the consideration and application of international accounting and auditing standards.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Full-time with professional placement: 18 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)121 331 6295