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Accountancy

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

A maximum of three subjects are considered. A levels and other level 3 qualifications

AS

A,A-C,C

A maximum of two subjects along with two A levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications

Pass 60 credits overall At least 45 credits at level 3.

112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4 or above or equivalents level 2 qualifications. All level 2 quals must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Acceptable Maths and English equivalents considered in lieu of GCSE:- - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Maths and English - Key Skills level 2:- Application of Number and Communication Maths and English Language grade C or above:- Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish National 5 Maths and English Language grade 2 or above:- Scottish Credit Standard Grade

Pass with 120 credits at level 4. Must be in a related pathway. May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required

Pass with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5. Must be in a related pathway May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 5. A transcript will be required

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Overall For Students who do not already hold GCSE in Mathematics at grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted. For Students who do not already hold GCSE in English Language at grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not Literature) English A-grade 4 or above or English B - grade 5 from IB Diploma will be accepted.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H5,H5,H5,H5

This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 or A-C/A1-C3) or Higher level minimum grade H5/D1

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification

112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

D*D*

112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DMM

112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification

112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification

112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,D

Where a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers are taken you must achieve grades CD in two Advanced Highers and grade CC in two Highers

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C,C

Where a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers are taken you must achieve grades CD in two Advanced Highers and grade CC in two Highers

UCAS Tariff

112

Contextualised reduced tariff offer: 96 tariff points or equivalent e.g. A-level CCC, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.

112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Accountancy

The BSc (Honours) Accountancy degree at Birmingham City Business School will equip you with the skills and knowledge that you will need to become a professional accountant.

The course provides a valuable insight into the worlds of accountancy practice, commerce and industry, underpinned by principles of good governance and ethical decision-making.

Delivery of the course is flexible and includes a blend of lectures, workshops, field trips and online learning. The modules, which feed into the course, are broad, covers key current topics such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help you to appreciate accountancy from a range of perspectives. Ultimately, decision making in accountancy, calls for one to exercise judgement and intuition and this course helps you to strengthen that judgement.

This will prepare you for a long-term financial career as an accountant, allowing you to progress in many financial and related roles as well as the accounting profession. We create graduates who possess a global outlook, with the conceptual and applied knowledge in the field of accounting that will enable them to make a positive impact on society.

**What's covered in the course?**

This course offers an accounting curriculum that is up to date, vocationally relevant, challenging and reflects the complex and challenging nature of the accounting and business environment.

You will build expertise in areas including financial and management accounting, corporate finance, international accounting and finance issues, data analysis and business technology. You will have the opportunity to use software relevant to the modern business environment, equipping you with the skills and experience sought by employers.

You will develop scholarly attributes, becoming an independent learner with the ability to critically evaluate data and evidence, draw reasoned conclusions and communicate effectively in a professional manner.

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

To give you first-hand experience of working in the accounting sector, you will be actively supported and encouraged to undertake an additional professional placement year. This time spent in the industry will empower you to put your learning into practice and develop your commercial acumen and professional skills, and is highly prized and sought after by graduate employers. 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, 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.

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Curzon Building Campus

Department:

Birmingham City Business School

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
low
Accountancy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Accounting

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Accounting

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

You don't have to be an accountant if you take this degree, but over half of graduates take a look at the rewards on offer for accountancy trainees and go into the job. Many others go into other parts of the finance industry as advisors or book-keepers, and some go into management or marketing. London is very popular for accountancy graduates going into their first job, but it's also quite common to work in Scotland, with Glasgow a perennial hotbed of Scottish accountancy recruitment. If you want to find a job in finance as an accountancy graduates, recruitment agencies were particularly important last year, so try to get in touch with one as soon as you can to improve your chances.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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