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Get a UK Accounting Degree and UK IFA Professional Qualifications without travelling to UK!


Study in your home country the following courses:

Financial Accountant Diploma equivalent to Bachelor in Accounting Year 1

Professional Financial Accountant Diploma equivalent to Bachelor in Accounting Year 2

BA (Hons) in International Accounting with University of Northampton (distance  learning)

OR do a 1 year top up degree in UK :

BA (Hons) in Accountancy  with UK University of Bolton


The market needs accountants and finance specialists who know about financing business and controlling risk whatever the economic climate.

The IFA was founded in 1916 and is the fourth largest professional Accountancy body in the UK. It represents members and students in more than 80 countries throughout the world and provides a qualifications and continuous professional development for those who want to become an Incorporated Financial Accountant.
IFA qualifications are evidence that you have the practical ‘hands-on’ financial management and accounting skills to run a successful business. They will help you develop and improve your workplace skills, your knowledge of the regulatory environment and gain you professional recognition.

Three qualifications are available to match particular career points:
  • Financial Accountant Diploma, for those who support finance managers or wish to work in the finance function
  • Professional Financial Accountant, for those who manage or lead, or seek promotion within the finance  function
  • Pathhways to Fellowship (The Strategic Leader Programme) to round off experience for those who manage and lead SMEs or SMPs (Small and Medium Practice)
Providing practical training in a wide range of finance and accounting subjects, IFA qualifications open up a choice of possible career routes. Whether you are looking to progress in your existing career, increase your salary, or set up your own business, the IFA qualifications will expand your options.  Whilst the focus of our qualifications is on the SME sector, our qualifications have provided a sound grounding for people who have gone on the senior financial and managerial positions in large commercial organisations and in the public sector.
These qualifications are up-to-date, relevant and tailored to accountancy and finance management. The IFA’s qualifications focus specifically on the “IFRS for SMEs” (International Financial Reporting Standards for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), supporting the quality and consistency of SME financial statements around the world.
You will learn what funding options are available for businesses, the relative health of the cash flow and how the tax system might affect your business. Training in these finance and accounting core skills is complemented by modules covering key business and management disciplines to give members the skills they need to drive SME success.
As well as preparing and interpreting financial statements and reports and raising issues with management when needed, you will learn how to provide essential management accounts and budgeting advice. Developing positive professional behaviour is also embedded in all qualifications.
IFA Career Qualifications
1. Financial Accountant Diploma
A highly vocational first-step qualification for financial accountants, focusing on developing essential skills and an awareness of the regulatory environment and what is expected of a professional at work.

Once you hold a Financial Accountant Diploma you can become an IFA member, using the designation DipFA. The Diploma includes four examined modules and an ethics learning module:
  •  Financial Accounting
  •  Business Finance
  •  Management of Systems and Performance
  •  Principles of Taxation
  •  Ethics in the Workplace
2. Professional Financial Accountant
The Professional Financial Accountant qualification develops and tests a wide range of accountancy and finance skills and business and management expertise, including strategic thinking and developing a range of business skills. It also promotes positive attitudes and ethical behavior.

Having attained the Professional Financial Accountant qualification you will be entitled to become an Associate Member of the IFA, use the AFA designation and describe yourself as an ‘Incorporated Financial Accountant’.
This qualification includes five examined modules plus ethics learning:
  •   Financial Accounting and International Financial Reporting Standards
  •   Financial Management
  •   Management and Control Systems
  •   Professional Skills for SMEs
  •   Business and Regulatory Environment
  •   The Ethical Professional

University of Bolton (Top up 3rd Year  in UK)
BA (Honours) Degree in Accountancy

About This Course
Associate members of the IFA (who have gained membership via the IFA examination route) can gain a BA (Honours) Degree in Accountancy awarded by the University of Bolton.

First established in 1842, University of Bolton is funded by the UK Government and is a Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The University awards Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degrees.

Associate Member of the IFA will study Four Modules in the Final Year. After successful completion, you will be awarded a BA (Hons)International Accounting (top-up) (distance learning)

The BA (Hons) in Accountancy will give you a strong academic and vocational background for a professional career in accountancy. It will also support your career development if you are considering a broader management role, as it will provide you with the financial knowledge that is central to a great deal of business activity.

The course draws on the latest practices and theories of accounting and covers the two key areas of management accounting and financial accounting and reporting, as well as offering a number of optional modules that may be selected for study in your final year.

What you will study with University of Bolton:
Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework; Management Accounting Control Systems; Financial Management; Investigative Study. Options (choose 2): Advanced Taxation; Advanced Auditing Practice; Contemporary Management Issues; European Business and Finance.

University of Northampton (Distance Learning – Study in Home Country)
BA (Hons) in International Accounting

About This Course
The course is delivered by supported e-based distance learning. Students do not have to attend classes at The University of Northampton.

Course Content
The course aims to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of accounting and finance in an international setting to provide a sound framework for those wishing to pursue further study or to enhance employment opportunities. It has been primarily designed for those interested in accounting as users of accounting information rather than providers. The course is also suitable for those who may be interested in following a career in commerce or in the not-for-profit sector and for those thinking of continuing academic study. Successful completion of the degree will offer the opportunity for graduates to enrol on a one-year MSc Accounting and Finance programme.

During this course, students will learn about the key aspects and developments in the delivery of international accounting and financial management, examining current trends in international financial regulation and developing skills of criticism and analysis. By the end of the course, students will be able to understand and evaluate the factors shaping the financial environment, both in the UK and internationally.

This top-up programme concentrates in detailing advanced accounting concepts and current trends and developments in finance. Core modules include advanced accounting and international finance. In addition, students can choose a finance issue of particular interest to them and, with the support and guidance of a project supervisor, complete a 12,000 word project.

Special Course Features
The online content uses the reliable 'Blackboard' virtual learning environment as the platform for the learning materials. You must, therefore, ensure that you have access to a computer at home

Tutors and a dedicated administrator offer email support to deal with any problems or difficulties you may encounter

The programme has been approved by a number of global accounting professions to include:
    * Association of Accounting Technicians
    * Institute of Financial Accountants
    * Association of International Accountants
    * Institute of Accounting Technicians of Canada

The accounting dissertation will be supported by an individual supervisor who will offer advice on draft work.

Typical Modules
All modules are compulsory and are designed to give a balanced approach to the study of Accounting. The course is split into semesters and the 'standard' version of the course enables students to complete two modules at a time, involving about 8-10 hours per week of distance learning study. Students can complete the course in 15 months or less as follows:

Semester One
Business communications
Accounting and finance for managers

Semester Two
International money and finance
Audit and investigations

Semester Three

To apply, please complete this form online and we will follow-up with you as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact Mdm Lily Kong at