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Undergraduate Pathway in Accounting, Economics and Finance

Why study this pathway programme?
  • The Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences boasts platinum ACCA teaching status.
  • The University’s Accounting courses offer nine exemptions from ACCA exam papers.
  • If you’re ambitious, this pathway can lead directly to an integrated Master’s degree: MAcc Accounting and Finance

Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

University Foundation First Year Degree Second Year Degree Final Year Degree

£8,750 (one-semester)
£12,300 (two-semester)




As of September 2020, the University’s fees will be changing to £12,800 per year of study.



Stage 1: One or two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, January and May

Stage 2: September and January

Study Location

Stage 1 and 2:
BCUIC, University House

Stage 3 and 4:
The Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Stage 1: University Foundation


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  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication*

  • Business Studies*

  • Critical Thinking

  • Composition and Style*

  • Accounting*

  • Business Mathematics*

  • ICT Skills

  • Globalisation

* Modules covered in the one-semester variant

Stage 2: First Year Degree

Modules for Economics

  • Business Foundations

  • Principles of Economics

  • Professional Development

  • Applied Economics

  • Business Analysis, Methods and Techniques

  • Introduction to Management Accounting

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

Modules for Accounting

  • Business Foundations

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Principles of Economics

  • Applied Accounting

  • Financial Information Systems

  • Introduction to Management Accounting

Stage 3: Second Year Degree

Stage 4: Final Year Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

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  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

  • MAcc Accounting and Finance

  • BSc (Hons) Business Accounting

  • BA (Hons) Business Economics

  • BA (Hons) Economics

  • BA (Hons) Financial Economics

Special entry requirements

  • For First Year, students must have a Mathematics qualification equal to GCSE Grade C/4 (or equivalent in a different qualification).