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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Finance and accounting professionals are vital to all functions of a business. Developed in partnership with key industry organisations and accredited by the University of Birmingham, our Finance and Accounting foundation degree course will give you the essential tools to launch your career in the industry. You'll build a wealth of hands-on, practical experience through working in our state-of-the-art Financial Trading Suite as well as having the opportunity of a paid 12-month placement, helping to put you ahead of the competition in the modern day marketplace.**Who’s the course for?**This course is ideal for anyone wishing to become a part or fully certified accountant, as well as those aspiring to work in the finance sector.**Why should I study the course?**- **INDUSTRY APPROVED** – Complete our course and you can apply for a range of CIMA and ACCA exemptions, as well as other finance and accounting qualifications- **PRACTICAL APPLICATION** – Get to grips with the markets through live consultancy cases and simulated investing in our Financial Trading Suite, with support from our in-house trader- **WORK PLACEMENT** – Gain further substantial real-world experience through the option of a paid 12-month placement, during which you won’t incur any tuition fees**Great. Tell me some more**UCB's new Financial Trading Suite is one of the largest among all UK universities, providing practical training opportunities for students on our business and finance-related courses and modules. Featuring 21 workstations, two large wall screens and a scrolling ticker providing real-time global market data, it is also the first university trading suite in the country to be powered by Infront Professional Terminal, offering unique benefits for staff and students in using and sharing data.Our course offers you the option to boost your experience through a paid 12-month work placement, enabling you to put your learning into practice and demonstrate your practical abilities to potential employers. What's more, you will not incur any tuition fees during your placement year.**What skills will I gain?**You will gain first-hand knowledge of market concepts and behaviours through simulated investing and analysis of market opportunities, as well as having the chance to work on live consultancy cases with local and international clients.You will develop your skills in professional trading and gain excellent academic skills support throughout your study.With the placement, you will gain a distinct advantage in the graduate job market by developing your work-ready skills.**What about the future?**Upon completing your foundation degree, you may choose to enter employment with the prospect of working as a credit controller, accounting assistant, public accountant, accounting clerk or bookkeeper.Alternatively, you may want to progress to further professional studies by completing the final year of the BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting degree at UCB. The BSc would be useful if you want to work in the following areas:- Financial auditor/analyst/consultant- Retail banker- Chartered certified accountant- Chartered management accountant- Chartered public finance accountant- Company secretary- Business development manager- Data analyst- Economist- Forensic accountant- Stockbroker- Licensed conveyancer- Management consultant- Mortgage adviser- Purchasing managerYou also have the opportunity to join the final year of any Business and Management-related degree course at UCB to pursue alternative careers and postgraduate study.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : CD

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.


University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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