Entry requirements

Normally, a second-class Honours degree, or higher, or equivalent in any subject. Evidence of mathematical ability is also required, although no prior experience of accounting or finance is assumed.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is aimed at new and recent graduates from the UK and overseas who are interested in a career in accountancy or who want to improve their employability by developing a good understanding of finance, accounting and business.

The programme draws on the close links between Newcastle University Business School and the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of the Graduate Diploma and the ICAEW's Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business. This programme provides credit for seven of the 15 professional papers required to qualify as a Chartered Accountant.

You take compulsory modules (140 credits) that cover: fundamentals of accounting; principles of taxation; auditing theory and practice; law for accounting practice; business strategy; business information and finance; personal and professional skills.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See Programme Information online

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Ellen Thomson, Newcastle University Business School
+44 (0) 191 208 1503