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Accounting and Islamic Finance - BSc (Hons) *

  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Starting: September 2021
  • Study mode: Full Time (3 Years)
  • Location: City Centre
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Looking for a career in a rapidly growing sector? Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Islamic Finance degree will see you graduate with the skills the industry is in need of.

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Apply now for September 2021 entry via UCAS.

Islamic Finance is a fascinating and dynamic multi-disciplinary area of the international financial services sector. As an established niche of the finance industry, it is set to grow at an exponential rate over the next few years. The current annual growth rate is estimated to be between 15% and 20%.

As a result of the rapid growth experienced in this emerging area, most individuals and finance organisations’ have minimal exposure to understanding its unique and profound nature, leading to a significant skills shortage. Our course will expose students to the various specialised areas and industry experience which they can use to travel and work in countries where Islamic Finance services are being set up or are established but in need of qualified staff.

What’s Covered in the Course?

In the first year the students will complete the common year modules that all students on the Accounting courses are studying. This will give them a basic understanding to the accounting and business world around them. They will then be introduced to the Islamic Finance context and subject specific information via a series of events led by guest speakers.

Students will then further specialise in their second and third years via specialised modules in Islamic Accounting, Islamic Microfinance and Islamic Fintech, alongside advanced standard accounting modules.

Why Choose Us?

  • The course provides and immerses students in the true global nature of the industry through course content, assessments and visiting out in the field (practice).
  • Students will gain a professional outlook and real world experience by interacting with Islamic finance specialists in the various institutions including Islamic Charities
  • Students will be encouraged to participate in the various Islamic finance conferences within the UK to promote networking and research.
  • Students will study in our state-of-the-art City Centre Campus in the UK’s second city
  • Birmingham City University has just launched the Business Advice Centre and students will get an opportunity to work on live projects with real businesses.
  • Students will be able to benefit from our Graduate+ initiative. This three-year award course enables students to gain award levels for all the extra-curricular activities students undertake so that they can stand out from the crowd on graduation

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The entry requirements displayed on this page are subject to change. The final entry requirements will be published by 15 June 2020.

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Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £340 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