The Finance, Accounting and Business Graduate Diploma is a professional accountancy conversion course designed to offer you a graduate entry route to Chartered Accountancy.
This course was developed in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). ICAEW is a world-class professional accountancy body, providing leadership and practical support to over 144,000 members from across the globe.
The course is designed to offer you a graduate route to become a Chartered Accountant. You will register as a student member of the ICAEW which gives you access to many useful resources.
What you'll learn
The course builds from the fundamentals of:
This enables you to develop your knowledge and understanding.
The course also provides a bespoke skills development module. This was developed in collaboration with ICAEW and accountancy firms. It is aimed at improving your personal and professional skills.
The course draws on the expertise of three contributors:
You will study an applied syllabus informed by current business issues. This will help you to develop greater commercial awareness. Teaching on the course focuses on developing your technical and professional skills. This prepares you for professional life.
This professional accountancy course offers you:
- a dual award of the Finance Accounting and Business Graduate Diploma from Newcastle University and the ICAEW's Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business
- classroom input from the ICAEW, employers and graduates
- the support of an experienced course team with strong links to the profession
- access to our award-winning Careers Service
Course exemptions from professional examinations
The course offers an innovative route into Chartered Accountancy. It is relevant for anyone looking to develop a career in accounting, finance or business.
You will develop your technical and academic skills while earning credit for:
- seven of the ICAEW’s 15 credits ACA qualification
- six out of 14 credits from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- plus exemptions from the Association of International Accountants (AIA)
Many of our graduates have secured training contract positions to complete the ICAEW ACA qualification.
A sample of job titles our graduates now hold include:
- Assistant Fund Accountant
- Financial Analyst
- Trainee Accountant
- Trainee Chartered Accountant
- Financial Trader
- Risk Analyst
A sample of employers who our graduates now work for include:
- J.P. Morgan
- Kenneth Easby Limited
Practitioner and research led teaching
Profiles of academic staff who teach on this course, including a number of qualified accountants:
- Dr Rob Jones (Degree Programme Director)
- Mr Tom Bennett
- Dr Shanta Davie
- Mr Andrew Holden
- Ms Gillian Holmes
- Mrs Deborah Jones
- Mr Christopher Soan
This course is modular, comprising 140 credits.
Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:
- a high quality teaching environment
- innovative programming
- active engagement with industry
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of:
- regional, national and international thought leaders
- leading professions
Our facilities provide:
- a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
- four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a dedicated Hub and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
- a contemporary café
View some of the Business School facilities.
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Modules for 2017 entry
- LAW8142 Law for Accounting Practice*
- NBS8140 Business Information and Finance*
- NBS8141 Personal and Professional Skills
- NBS8143 Personal and Business Taxation*
- NBS8144 Auditing Theory and Practice*
- NBS8145 Business Strategy*
- NBS8147 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Progress towards the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Certificate if Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) Qualification.
Modules marked "*" have specific relevance in terms of the ICAEW's CFAB qualification. If you achieve a pass mark of 50% or more in these modules you will be awarded credit for the equivalent CFAB paper.
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per course.
Full time: £4,800
Full time: £4,800
Full time: £11,200
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. You also need to have a basic level of numeracy equivalent to a UK GCSE grade B in mathematics.
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English Language Requirements
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.