• Application Deadline
  • 16 months
    Duration
The International Accounting and Finance (Pathway 3) programme taught at the University of Birmingham combined with the ACCA Professional is for exceptional graduates with a strong background in both accounting and finance and a dedication to succeeding in a competitive market. 

About

The world of accounting and finance is a fluid, ever-changing one, with new innovations and thinking being introduced all the time. Working in this field, you will need a strong knowledge of how to resolve issues and tackle challenges by using the most up-todate methods.

The International Accounting and Finance (Pathway 3) programme taught at the University of Birmingham is designed to enable you to graduate with both an MSc and examinations towards the professional ACCA qualification to enable you to be successful in your chosen financial career. 

It aims to give you a deep knowledge of the theoretical and empirical literature that provides the background to understanding changes and innovations in accounting and finance, where you will also acquire a range of skills that can be used to solve real-world problems.

By combining with Kaplan Financial to offer the ACCA this 16 month pathway enables you to leave the University of Birmingham with an MSc and the completion of four professional ACCA modules to help you to achieve your ACCA Professional status; Advanced Performance Management,  Advanced Financial Management, Strategic Business Reporting and Business Leader . 

This is a unique programme on offer exclusively to students of the International Accounting and Finance MSc at Birmingham.

Careers

Careers in Business is a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. We’ll help you in all aspects of your career management, from planning your job-seeking strategies, applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and assessment centres and developing your essential employability skills.

Students have gone on to work in a wide range of industries, in organisations such as Accenture, Deloitte, PWC, Ernst and Young, KPMG, Arcadia Group, CiscoSystems, Nissan, Ford, BP, Cadbury, P&G, and a whole host of smaller companies and public sector organisations.

Accreditation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Financial Accounting Theory and Policy
  • Professional Integrity and The Reflective Practitioner
  • Theory of Financial Management
  • Advanced Management Accounting: Issues in Strategy and Accounting
  • Auditing Theory and Practice
  • Empirical Topics in Accounting and Finance
  • Foreign Exchange and International Money Markets

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from an UK university or equivalentFor applicants with a degree in Accounting, Finance, Accounting and Finance, International Accounting, International Finance or International Accounting and Finance:
  • One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Financial reporting, Senior Financial Accounting and Theory or Accounting
  • One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Business Finance, Corporate Finance, Finance, Financial Management, International Finance or International Financial Management 
All other Applicants:
  • One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Financial reporting, Senior Financial Accounting and Theory or Accounting
  • One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Business Finance, Corporate Finance, Finance, Financial Management, International Finance or International Financial Management
  • Two modules with minimum 2.1 grade from a list of 22 other possible modules, including Auditing, Investments, Money and Banking etc. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20970 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20970 GBP per year and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9540 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9540 GBP per year and a duration of 16 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • If you're an English-resident, or EU student, you may be eligible for a loan to study a taught or research Masters in any subject

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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