ACCA Course (Full Time) - ACCA

Attendance:
Full Time (1-4 years)
Starting:
September 2016, January 2017
Campus:
Fees:
£800 per module for UK/EU Full Time 2016 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 a specific ACCA Open Day on Wednesday 24 August 2016!

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. 

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This course is open to International students

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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.

The UCAS tariff is changing

If you're considering applying for this course to start in September 2017 onwards, it's important to know that the UCAS tariff system is changing.

UCAS tariff points – the points system most universities use to compare different qualifications – will be introducing a new system on how points are calculated.

More about the new tariff

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
ACCA Sep 2016 FT 1-4 years £800 per module
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 Sep 2016 FT 1-4 years £950 per module
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.

Guidance for UK/EU students

UCAS

UK and EU students applying for most undergraduate degree courses in the UK will need to apply through UCAS.

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is a UK organisation responsible for managing applications to university and college.

Applying through UCAS
 Register with UCAS
 Login to UCAS
 Complete your details
 Select your course
 Write a personal statement
 Get a reference
 Pay your application fee
 Send UCAS your application

Non-EU (International) students

There are three ways to apply:

1) Direct to the University

You will need to complete our International Application Form and submit it together with scan copies of your original academic transcripts and certificates.

2) Through a country representative

Our in-country representatives can help you make your application and apply for a visa. They can also offer advice on travel, living in the UK and studying abroad.

3) Through UCAS

If you are applying for an undergraduate degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND), you can apply through the UK’s Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

You can request a printed form from your school or nearest British Council office. You will be charged for applying through UCAS. Birmingham City University’s UCAS code is B25 BCITY.

Additional costs

There are no compulsory additional costs or charges associated with studying on this course. While you may choose to purchase personal copies of text books, all our key text books are available from our library or online (subject to normal library loan and online access arrangements).

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.

This course is not available part-time

Got any questions?

Search our Frequently Asked Questions for a range of information about our courses and studying here.

Loans and Grants

Financial Support

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

Fundamentals level

Knowledge Papers (Not available from September 2016)
  • F1 Accountant in Business (AB)
  • F2 Management Accounting (MA)
  • F3 Financial Accounting (FA)
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 (two to be completed- P4 and P5 not available from September 2016)
  • P4 Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
  • P5 Advanced Performance Management (APM)
  • 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) (PROVISIONAL)

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

ACCA Timetable Dec 16 Exams(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.

We know how important it is to be able to fit your studies around work and lifestyle and we offer you a range of study options to suit your budget and situation. We are proud of our 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

Accreditation dependency

To gain accreditation you must successfully complete the following modules:

  • ACC5010 Mangement Accounting Applications
  • ACC6012 Managing Performance
  • FIN5004 / CM5416 Taxation
  • ACC5008 / CM5411 Financial Reporting
  • FIN6009 Advanced Financial Reporting
  • ACC5007 / CM5422 Principles of Audit and Assurance
  • FIN6010 Financial Strategy

Study and work abroad

If you are interested in undertaking part of your studies abroad, the Erasmus scheme may be of interest to you. It allows higher education students to study for part of their degree in another European country.

It is open to undergraduates in their second year (or above) and offers a unique opportunity to enhance your CV and experience new cultures. If you study with us you will have access to an Erasmus co-ordinator, who can provide information about which institutions we have links with.

Find out more

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.

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BCU Graduate+

Through our courses we give you the skills and experience needed to get a head start when applying for jobs. But we offer something extra too – Graduate+.

Our unique programme gives you the chance to develop valuable skills outside of the more formal classroom learning. We award points for Graduate+ activities (including firewalking!) and these can be put towards a final Graduate+ award.

More about Graduate+

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.

International Students

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:

Studying in the UK is better

Overseas students studying in the UK are happier and have a better learning experience compared to those studying in other countries.

The International Undergraduate Students: The UK's Competitive Advantage report asked 365,754 international students studying outside their home country to give their feedback on what it's like to study in this country. And the UK scored top in every aspect.

So if you're looking at studying with us, you'll be making a good choice.

Overall measures: ranked positions
UK
Australia
Canada
NZ
US
Undergraduate 2014 2014 2014 2013 2014
Recommendation 1 4 3 5 2
Overall satisfaction 1 4 3 5 2
Arrival overall 1 2 4 5 3
Learning overall 1 4 3 5 2
Living overall 1 2 5 3 4
Support overall 1 4 5 3 2

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 will be held at our newest facility, The Curzon Building, part of our City Centre Campus.

The £63 million building provides you with a unique learning space, featuring plenty of informal ‘break out’ areas available, creating an open, sociable atmosphere. There is also a new home for the Students’ Union, with its location moving to the restored Victorian pub The Eagle and Ball. Both City North and Millennium Point libraries have moved to the new building.

The dedicated social learning spaces ensure you’ll have the perfect facilities to work independently and confidently, having the time and support you need.

All this ensures that The Curzon Building is a vital support hub and a true central location for students in Birmingham City Centre.

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

Already applied?

Email the applications team

+44 (0)121 331 6295