Taught course

Finance and Accounting

Institution
University College Birmingham · Business School
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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Entry requirements

Academic:

  • MSc Finance and Accounting – A grade classification of 2:2 is required, or international equivalent.
  • PGDip Finance and Accounting – A grade classification of third class is required, or international equivalent.
  • A subject-related UK or International honours degree from a recognised institution.
  • You should have studied in a closely-related discipline that will enable you to meet the academic rigour of the course and understand the finance and accounting modules.
  • GCSE maths – Grade A*-C or 9-4, or equivalent Level 2 qualification.

Work-Based:

  • We also consider applicants who are currently employed and wish to apply to University College Birmingham.
  • To apply, you must have 5 years of relevant managerial work experience, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the sector for the subject matter you are interested in pursuing.
  • A reference detailing your roles and responsibilities from your line manager and a meeting with the programme team will usually be scheduled prior to a place being offered.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

Are you fascinated by today’s complex global financial environment? Thinking of changing career, or just want to develop your skills and knowledge for the finance sector? Our Finance and Accounting postgraduate course will help mould you into a strong decision maker, able to deal with the accounting and finance-related challenges facing local and international organisations in the modern world.

Our Finance and Accounting course encourages you to engage with real-world business problems throughout your studies. Working closely with professional practitioners, you will be exposed to the latest technology and become familiar with the essential digital tools used in the industry. You will also have the opportunity to learn within a live environment in our state-of-the-art Financial Trading Suite, one of the biggest among all UK universities and the first to be powered by Infront Professional Terminal.

Working with the likes of ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, this course is designed to ensure you are highly skilled upon graduation and enables you to apply for exemptions from professional exams. Our master's in finance and accounting is accredited by CIMA and includes 11 exemptions* from the CIMA qualification, which is achieved through the successful completion of the CIMA Master’s Gateway route.

Information for international students

For Academic and English entry requirements for EU and international students, please visit the Country Specific Information page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pg@ucb.ac.uk
Phone
0121 604 1040