Finance, Accounting and Business Graduate Diploma (Graduate Diploma)

the United Kingdom

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The award
Graduate Diploma

How long you will study
9 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 4000 per year

How you will study

Course starts
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International course fees
GBP 10915 per year

All study options

About Finance, Accounting and Business Graduate Diploma at Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University


The Finance, Accounting and Business Graduate Diploma is a professional accountancy conversion course designed to offer you a graduate entry route to Chartered Accountancy. You will develop a technical knowledge and understanding of accounting, finance and business.

This course was developed in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and 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 access to many useful resources.

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

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.

The course builds from the fundamentals of:

  • finance
  • accounting
  • business 

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.

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 other programmes Accounting Bodies including the:
    • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
    • Association of International Accountants (AIA)

Practitioner and research led teaching

Profiles of academic staff who teach on this course, including a number of qualified accountants:

  • Dr Rob Jones
  • Mr Christopher Soan
  • Mr Andrew Holden
  • Dr Shanta Davie
  • Mr Tom Bennett
  • Ms Gillian Holmes
  • Mrs Deborah Jones 


This course is modular, comprising:

  • 140 credits of compulsory modules
  • full time over nine months



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


    Compulsory modules

    • NBS8147 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting*
    • NBS8143 Personal and Business Taxation*
    • NBS8144 Auditing Theory and Practice*
    • LAW8142 Law for Accounting Practice*
    • NBS8145 Business Strategy*
    • NBS8140 Business Information and Finance*
    • NBS8141 Personal and Professional Skills

    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 might change for your year of entry.

      How to Apply

      Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

      Start dates

      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 GBP 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.

        Study options for this course

        • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
        • The awardGraduate DiplomaHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study9 months
          Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 4000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 10915 per year

        Notes about fees for this course

        2017-2018 fees

        The fees displayed here are per course.

        Graduate Diploma


        Full time: GBP 4,000


        Full time: GBP 10,915

          Entry requirements for this course

          Contact Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University to find course entry requirements.

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