Undergraduate Pathway in Accounting, Economics and Finance

The Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences boasts platinum ACCA teaching status, and Accounting courses offer nine exemptions from ACCA exam papers.
This pathway also offers access to a new integrated Master’s degree at Birmingham City University:

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

£8,500 (one-semester)
£12,000 (two-semester)






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 Bournville Campus

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

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

Birmingham City University is currently going through a period of curriculum transformation which will finish in time for September 2017.This may affect programmes from September 2017 onwards.The aim of this review is to modernise BCU’s programmes and ensure the University reaches its targets of delivering practice-based learning that will deliver high-quality employability skills to our students. This may result in a change in the name or progression options for your chosen degree course. BCU and BCUIC will keep all students updated about these changes, and if you have any further questions, do please contact us.