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Finance and Accounting MSc

UK

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What will I learn?

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.

*Please note: the amount of exemptions you receive will depend on the modules studied, and students completing the PGDip pathway will not receive 11 exemptions.

Which department am I in?

The Business School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 17,492) per year
A £500 discount is applied if the fees are paid in full at enrolment.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023

Venue

University College Birmingham

Summer Row,

Birmingham,

B3 1JB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a grade point average of 3.2 (2.1) and 2.8 (2.2) for entry to Masters degrees. IELTS - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component.

For international students

Academic: MSc Finance and Accounting – A grade classification of 2:2 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 UCB. 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. Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component. Overall 72, Minimum: Reading 18; Listening 17; Speaking 20; Writing 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University College Birmingham

University College Birmingham provides specialist undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, many of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham

  • Based in the heart of the city of Birmingham
  • Award-winning facilities
  • Accreditation by the University of Birmingham
  • Smaller than average university providing a friendly community

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