ACCA Course (Full Time) - ACCA

Attendance:
Full Time
Starting:
January 2017
Campus:
Fees:
£800 per module for UK/EU Full Time 2017 entry (view all fees)
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Become part of a huge global network of highly skilled accountants with our Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) course. Delivered part-time at a pace that suits you, we prepare you for papers F4-F9, and Professional Papers P1, P2, P3, P6 and P7 (we offer P4 but only in the January semester for the June exam sitting). Our status as a Platinum Approved Learning Partner reflects the quality of our course provision and teaching.

You’ll be taught by qualified accountants, and upon graduating you’ll leave with the qualifications and skills the accountancy and finance industry readily look for.

Unlike many ACCA exam providers, when you join our course you get to take part in university life and benefit from all the facilities our university has to offer.

What's covered in the course?

The course starts in either September or January and takes between one to four years full-time to complete, depending on your current qualifications. It’s structured so that you must choose to study either four, five or six ACCA papers each academic year, and a minimum of two papers each semester.

We let you study all the modules you need to take the ACCA professional exams, so you’ll be able to work towards becoming a member of the world’s fastest-growing international professional accounting body. The course is flexible, allowing you to join the programmes at different stages and choose the relevant modules you need for your exams, studying at a pace that suits you.

Our tutors are generally qualified accountants with expert academic and professional knowledge and experience. They have worked for companies such as Cadbury Schweppes, Claire’s Accessories, and Deloitte, and can therefore use real-life experiences to enhance your learning in the classroom.

Why Choose Us?

  • Birmingham City University is one of a select few UK universities who are Platinum approved by the ACCA. This is the highest level of accreditation, and showcases our high-quality tuition and outstanding pass rate success.
  • Our industry experienced staff and small class sizes means you’ll get personal, dedicated tuition and support.
  • Our all-inclusive fees are very competitive and include revision, tuition and mock exams, providing our students with great value for money.
  • We welcome students from around the world, creating a diverse, multi-cultural learning environment.
  • And if you are an international student, we’re highly experienced at guiding international students throughout their studies, providing you with the opportunity to enrol onto free sessions such as improving your English language or study skills.

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ACCA Open Day

Birmingham City Business School will be opening its doors for specific ACCA Open Days throughout 2016 and 2017.

The day offers you the chance to meet and speak to our course academics; find out more about the career and course opportunities we have on offer to help support your career aspirations. 

Our next ACCA Open Day will be taking place on December 15 2016. Find out more.

This course is open to International students

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New £10,000 postgraduate loans

You may be able to take advantage of the government’s plans to make loans of up to £10,000 available for postgraduate study.

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ACCA Platinum Level Tuition Provider

Entry Requirements

UK students
Essential

You must be accepted as registered students by the ACCA. Minimum requirements are normally two A Levels and five GCSEs including Mathematics and English, although alternative qualifications are accepted. The exemptions given are dependent upon further qualifications e.g. non-relevant degree, HND or relevant degree.

EU/international students
Essential

You must be accepted as registered students by the ACCA. Minimum requirements are normally two A Levels and five GCSEs including Mathematics and English, although alternative qualifications are accepted. The exemptions given are dependent upon further qualifications e.g. non-relevant degree, HND or relevant degree.

In addition to the above requirements, for international students who are not from a majority English speaking country (as per UKVI's list), you must be able to furnish satisfactory evidence of attainment in English language. In most cases, an IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5 or an alternative qualification evidencing an equivalent competence in English will be required. International qualifications will also be considered. Please refer to the ACCA website for specific details.

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
ACCA Jan 2017 FT 1-4 years £800 per module

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form instead.

International Students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
ACCA Jan 2017 FT 1-4 years £950 per module

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form instead.

The University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

Additional costs

While there are no additional costs associated with purchasing text books, there may be other costs to you. If you are joining the course which has a professional body accreditation you may be required to pay membership or examination costs. For details of these costs, please click on the link below.

Based on the past experience of our students, you might find it helpful to set aside about £50 for each year of your studies for your personal stationery and study materials. All our students are provided with 100 free pages of printing each year to a maximum total value of £15.

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This course is not available part-time

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Financial Support

We offer further information on possible postgraduate financial support. This includes the type of loans, grants and scholarships available both from the government and from Birmingham City University.

Did you know that you will soon be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,000 for some courses and options?

Postgraduate loans

Fundamentals level

Skills Papers
  • F4 Corporate and Business Law (CL)
  • F5 Performance Management (PM)
  • F6 Taxation (TX)
  • F7 Financial Reporting (FR)
  • F8 Audit and Assurance (AA)
  • F9 Financial Management (FM)

Professional level

Essential Papers
  • P1 Professional Accountant (PA)
  • P2 Corporate Reporting (CR)
  • P3 Business Analysis (BA)
Options

You must complete two of the following modules.

  • P4 Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
  • P6 Advanced Taxation (ATX)
  • P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA)

We offer the F4-F9 ACCA Skills papers and Professional level P1, P2, P3, P6 and P7 starting either in September or January. As of September 2016 we will no longer be offering the Foundation Level Papers (F1, F2 and F3) and we will only be running P4 in the January semester for the June exams - P4 will not be offered in September for the December exams.

There’s a great deal of flexibility in our timetable which can accommodate most subject combinations. Our students can study via day or evening classes, or a combination of each, and we encourage you to study at the right pace for you.

You’ll attend lectures and workshops throughout your studies before being assessed by written external ACCA exams. There’ll be reading and revision that you’ll do in your own time, using any support you might need. The time you spend independently learning is usually equivalent to the time you’re taught face-to-face.

Our students can study with us anywhere between one to four years, and, depending on your previous qualifications you can join the course and study the modules that suit you. For international students, visa requirements mean that you must study four to six modules a year, with at least two of these in each semester.

For information on the timetable for the upcoming academic year, please see the PDFs below. 

ACCA Timetable 2016 Sep-Dec (Full Time) 

ACCA Timetable 2017 Jan-Jun (Full Time) (PROVISIONAL)

ACCA Platinum Level Tuition Provider
ACCA Platinum Level Tuition Provider

We have been approved under ACCA's Approved Learning Partner - student tuition (ALP-st) programme and given the award of Platinum Level Tuition Provider.

This means you can be sure:

  • We have been assessed against ACCA's widely recognised and highly regarded global best practice benchmarks.
  • We have access to a range of development opportunities and tools provided by ACCA.
  • An investigation will be carried out in the event of any student complaints.

About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the fastest growing, most supportive gateway to your career in accountancy, finance, business and management. The ACCA Qualification will arm you with the skills and experience to build a successful career anywhere in the world. With our strong presence in 181 countries around the world, your skills will be in demand internationally.

ACCA offers you more flexibility than other accountancy qualifications thanks to our unique option papers. This gives you a really broad, yet thorough set of skills as well as an opportunity to specialise in whichever area you wish, from audit to management accounting. You don’t have to choose your specialism until later in your studies, giving you time to decide where your interests lie.

The ACCA know how important it is to be able to fit your studies around work and lifestyle and they offer you a range of study options to suit your budget and situation. They are proud of their unparalleled level of study support via wealth of online resources and dedicated 24/7 care line.

Starting your qualification whilst you’re still at university will make you stand out from other candidates when looking for an internship or job. It will prove to employers that you are a self-starter with initiative and dedication to your future career.

Depending on your degree, you will most likely be eligible for exemptions from some of our exams. To find out more about ACCA, and how you can start a successful career straight out of university, visit www.accaglobal.com/graduate

Further Study

You can choose to do further study with us both during and after completing the ACCA qualification. There are a range of courses to choose from, including MSc Accountancy and Finance, MSc Management and Finance, MBA and many more.

Enhancing your employability skills

Getting your ACCA qualifications will significantly improve your career prospects in accountancy and finance. As a qualification it’s recognised as being challenging, so we make sure you develop your expertise and knowledge in a way that’s relevant to employers.

Through our multi-cultural environment you’ll also gain valuable collaboration and network opportunities with your peers, both of which will really boost your CV.

OpportUNIty

OpportUNIty Student Ambassador

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus 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.

Graduate jobs

Many of our graduates stay with us to complete their ACCA exams full-time before moving on to exciting roles within the accounting and finance.

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC)

International students who have a serious interest in studying with us but who perhaps cannot meet the direct entry requirements, academic or English, or who have been out of education for some time, can enter Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) and begin their degree studies.

BCUIC

BCUIC is part of the global Navitas Group, an internationally recognised education provider, and the partnership allows students to access the University’s facilities and services and move seamlessly through to achieving a Bachelor’s degree from Birmingham City University.

Learn more about BCUIC

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Curzon facilities student hub

Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £260 million on new learning facilities.

The Curzon Building

This course is based at our City Centre Campus – and specifically The Curzon Building, alongside other Social Sciences, Law, Business and English students.

The £63m building offers students a unique social learning space, including a dedicated student hub incorporating student support services, in the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside development.

The Business floors house an extensive number of IT facilities, breakout areas, and specialised rooms. The Marketing Link Agency is designed to replicate a modern marketing firm, allowing students to get real-life experience of working in the marketing sector. There is also the City Trading Room, which features state of the art stock market tracking equipment, keeping you up to date with all the financial comings and goings of the London Stock Exchange and Wall Street.

The Curzon building is also conveniently close to Birmingham’s business and financial centre, allowing for strong links between your studies and the real world.

The Curzon Building also features:

  • An impressive new library with access to over 65 million full text items and stunning views of Eastside City Park
  • Your Students’ Union which is located in a beautifully restored 19th century pub, The Eagle and Ball
  • A modern 300-seat food court with space to study and socialise
  • Brand new, accessible IT facilities with full Office365 for all students for free
  • Shared facilities with the wider campus including the recently opened Parkside Building and Millennium Point

Our Staff

Many of our staff are members of leading bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and ACCA. They’re experts in accountancy and still work in industry, meaning you’ll be provided with current sector knowledge and skills.

UK prospective students:

UK enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5595

EU / International prospective students:

International enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5389

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+44 (0)121 331 6295