Taught course

Accounting and Finance (Pathway 2)

Institution
University of Birmingham · Birmingham Business School
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent.

You must have achieved a mark equivalent to a 2:1 (or overseas equivalent) at bachelor’s level in several Accounting and Finance modules including Financial Accounting or Financial Reporting, and Finance or Financial Management.

You must also have successfully completed the nine ACCA Fundamentals assessments, either by exam or exemption from a bachelor’s degree. If you have not completed the nine papers at the point of application, but you are expecting to have done so prior to the MSc programme commencing, please indicate this in your application. If you are made an offer to study the MSc programme, and you have not completed the nine papers at that point, evidence of completion by a stated date will be one of your conditions of offer.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Combining our academic expertise with the sector knowledge and experience of Kaplan Financial, this is a truly unique opportunity to undertake an MSc that will give you theoretical and practical real-world experience of accountancy and finance.

Why MSc Accounting and Finance at Birmingham?

Our innovative teaching and learning approaches will prepare you to not only talk the talk, but also to walk the walk. This course will bring you face to face with complex business issues that both challenge and stimulate intellectual and analytical thinking. For example, on our Professional Ethics and Integrity module you will work with professional actors in role-play scenarios to embrace dilemmas in complex situations where accounting and finance professionals are at the centre of decisions. We also use real, recent business cases to help you understand concepts, modules and theories and you can visit businesses where cases and exercises are directly applied. We also use authentic learning case videos developed by professional accounting bodies where possible

Thanks to our strong industry links, you will have the chance to meet and interact with industry leaders, who will share their experiences and knowledge and answer your questions. Previously invited speakers have included Richard Spencer, Head of Sustainability at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; Thomas Martin, Bank director Halifax; and Marc Stone, CFO Energy Systems Catapult, to name a few. You are also able to attend a range of professional development events, with industry networking and making the most of your career post-graduation at their heart

This course has an international focus. You will have the opportunity to take a module offered by the International Development Department, allowing you to expand their knowledge across different areas

You have the opportunity to take part in the award-winning Future Leaders Certificate. This extra-curricular programme gives you the chance to work on an exciting virtual live project set by a multi-national company. The Future Leaders Certificate enables you to better understand the impact technology is having on the business world and the implications for your own career

Not only is the importance of ethical and sustainable business practices integrated into teaching throughout the course, you can also investigate this further through dedicated modules such as Professional Integrity & The Reflective Practitioner, and Social & Environmental Accounting. Find out how we are working for a responsible future at Birmingham.

Information for international students

Standard English language requirements apply (IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band).

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities are available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)121 414 3344