Birmingham City University: International Professional Accounting (ACCA)

InstitutionBirmingham City University
Department Birmingham City Business School View department profile
Telephone 0121 331 6295
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Looking to study a postgraduate accounting course in Birmingham, the UK’s second largest City? Are you also looking to study ACCA to become part of a huge global network of highly skilled professionally qualified accountants?

Our MSc International Professional Accounting (ACCA) degree is directly aligned with the Strategic Level professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) professional body. The course is a professional and practice based level 7 Masters and aims to provide you with enhanced employment prospects.

This is an ideal opportunity to combine your studies towards achieving a high quality Masters level degree award whilst also studying towards the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Strategic Professional examinations.

The ACCA do not grant exemptions from their essential strategic professional papers but this course is designed to fully prepare to undertake these professional body exams. The successful completion of this Masters course does not provide you with the ACCA qualification; however, the course is designed to prepare you for the rigour of the external professional examinations.

Our status as a Platinum Approved Learning Partner of the ACCA reflects the quality of our course provision and excellence in the standard of our tuition.

What's covered in the course?

The course is aligned to the ACCA strategic professional syllabus. For this reason you will study all the essential modules, and at least two of the option modules, that you need to take to complete the ACCA strategic professional exams. In addition, you will be required to undertake a module on governance and ethics and in the summer term you will be study the integrated strategic case study or take the professional placement route.

The course adopts an international perspective across the modules including the consideration and application of international accounting and auditing standards.

Why Choose Us?

  • Birmingham City University is one of a select few UK universities that are Platinum Approved Learning partner of the ACCA. This is the highest level of accreditation, and it is a distinction we have held continuously for many years.

  • Excellent pass rates.

  • Our students achieve outstanding results, consistently outperforming the qualification’s global pass rates. Several students recently achieved top 10 world ranking results in some of the modules we taught.

  • Excellent ratings of students experience in NSS surveys.

  • Our industry experienced staff and small class sizes mean you’ll get personal, dedicated tuition and support.

  • Our all-inclusive fees are very competitive and include revision, tuition and mock exams, texts and exam kits, providing our students with great value for money.

  • We welcome students from around the world, creating a diverse, multi-cultural learning environment.

  • 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, mathematical or study skills.


Birmingham City University
Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences 


A postgraduate qualification is an opportunity to be introduced to new ideas, to gain expertise in your specialist subject and to give your career a real edge. The Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences, based at our City Centre Campus, has approximately 6,500 students and offers an innovative learning environment, as well as outstanding facilities and resources. The Faculty is split up into three schools: Birmingham City Business School, School of Law, and School of Social Sciences.

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