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Accounting and Islamic Finance with Professional Placement BSc (Hons)

Birmingham City University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Curzon Building Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

Looking for a career in a rapidly growing sector? The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Islamic Finance degree will see you graduate with the skills the finance industry requires.

Islamic Finance is a fascinating and dynamic multi-disciplinary area of the international financial services sector. As an established niche of the finance industry, it is set to grow at an exponential rate over the next few years. As a result of the rapid growth experienced in this emerging area, individuals and finance organisations find themselves with limited knowledge of its unique and profound nature, leading to a significant skills shortage and which potentially offers graduates a range of opportunities.

This course will introduce and develop your knowledge in the various specialised areas such as Islamic Economics, Islamic Capital Markets and Islamic Social Finance, this will provide you with opportunities to gain industry experience, giving you the edge when it comes to competing in the graduate jobs market. There will be opportunities to gain work experience in countries where Islamic Finance services are being set up, or where they are established but in need of qualified staff.

What's covered in the course?

In the first year you will complete the suite of modules that all students on our Accounting courses study to lay the foundations of your knowledge. This will give you an understanding of the fundamentals of the accounting and business world. The Islamic Finance context will be introduced in the first year through events led by industry professionals that will enable you to build up an authentic and insightful picture of this dynamic field of practice.

In your second and third year you will then study specific modules in Islamic Accounting, Islamic Economics and Islamic Fair Trade alongside advanced Accounting modules.

With our practice-based approach to teaching, you will learn from professionally qualified academics with a wealth of industry experience, and research active academics whose research underpins and informs our approach to teaching

You will be actively supported and encouraged to undertake an additional professional placement year, providing the opportunity to improve your employability skills. Our students have worked for industry leading accountancy practices including PwC and EY, as well as for organisations such as the NHS, IBM and Vodafone.

The international focus of the course is derived through a variety of means including the study of international accounting standards, our diverse student body, the teaching team and the use of international teaching materials. Moreover, students can choose to spend a full semester studying their modules overseas at a partner institution, as this course also offers the opportunity to study abroad at one of our international partner institutions.

This course shares a common first year with other accounting courses within the Business School with full transferability between courses at the end of the first year.

Employability

This course ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 103

    89th out of 123 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    112 51%

    61st

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    74th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    57th

    27
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    112 52%

    86th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    95th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    62nd

    17

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