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Finance and Accounting MSc / PGDip

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Our Finance and Accounting course is ideal for you if you are thinking of changing career or want to further develop your skills and knowledge having previously studied a different discipline. You will gain the skills you need to be a strong decision maker in an increasingly complex global financial environment, and develop the ability to deal with accounting and finance-related challenges facing local and international organisations.

The experiential approach used in the delivery of our course encourages you to take on opportunities to engage with real-world business problems throughout your studies. Working with ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, the course is designed to ensure you are highly skilled upon graduating and enables you to apply for exemptions from professional exams. Our master's in accounting in finance is accredited by CIMA and includes 11 exemptions from the CIMA qualification, while you will also be able to apply for the CIMA Gateway examination.

Digital expertise, software skills and entrepreneurship are essential in an increasingly competitive market. Working closely with industry and professional practitioners, you will be exposed to the latest technology and become familiar with the digital tools used in the industry. You also have the opportunity to learn within a live environment in our new state-of-the-art Financial Trading Suite powered by the Infront Professional Terminal, which combines real-time global market data, news, analytics and electronic trading in one intuitive platform, putting financial markets at your fingertips. We also have an in-house resident trader who will bring your learning to life and enhance your practical skills.

Why choose this course?

  • Practical application - Our Financial Trading Suite, one of the largest among all UK universities, will support the development of your skills in professional trading
  • Real-world experience - You will have the opportunity to work on live client cases with local and international businesses
  • Develop your knowledge - You will gain a good level of knowledge of the key accounting and finance tools that are used in industry and everyday professional practice
  • Specialise your studies - For your final project, you can research a topic that interests you and is relevant to your intended future employment
  • Career-boosting skills – We have close links with employers such as NatWest, Santander and local SME accounting firms who have also been involved in the design of the course

UCB Financial Trading Suite

The new UCB Financial Trading Suite at McIntyre House is one of the largest among all UK universities and will provide practical training opportunities for students on courses at UCB's Business School and other finance-related modules across the University, as well as a professional development facility for industry partners.

Featuring 21 workstations, two large wall screens and a scrolling ticker providing real-time global market information, 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.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per 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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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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