Accounting and Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #185 (WUR) ,
This specialised 'conversion' programme is designed to enhance employment prospects. It assumes little or no business knowledge at undergraduate level and helps graduates from any discipline break into this highly skilled profession, gaining the key business skills to advance a career in the finance sector in a single year.

About

A career in accounting or financial services requires an in-depth understanding of both the theory and practical knowledge of accounting and finance. This programme offers students the opportunity to master a wide range of financial tools and acquire a solid foundation of key accounting and finance topics. You do not need to have studied accounting or finance before in order to develop the necessary skills for management roles in these areas.

Led by renowned Academics and top practitioners, you will gain access to the latest finance research, software and techniques. Our strong links with financial institutions, recruiters and practitioners ensure a focus on tangible, marketable employability skills, relevant to the real financial world.

We will provide you with industry certifications from one of the most prestigious accounting bodies in the world, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). Our Professional Accounting module comes complete with the International Reporting Standards Certificate, IFRS used by the majority of countries around the world.

You will have access to top notch facilities, including the UK’s First University Trading Room with Thomson-Reuters Eikon. This virtual trading room gives you access to the same professional tool used by major international financial services companies. You can earn the Thomson Reuters Eikon and Datastream certificates to demonstrate your ability to handle professional investing tools.

Programme Structure

Semester One

  • Issues in Corporate Finance

  • Economics Analysis

  • Accounting

  • Quantitative Methods

Semester Two

  • Financial Analysis and International Accounting

  • Management Accounting

  • Portfolio Analysis and Management

  • Professional Accounting (IFRS study and exam) or Studies in Accounting (academic-led research skills course).

Summer Term

  • Dissertation

Assessment

Our programme employs a variety of assessment methods which are designed to assess knowledge, competencies and skills that are required in the modern financial world. This means you will be required to prepare reports, group and individual presentation etc as well as traditional exams and academic essays.

Teaching

Teaching includes traditional methods as well as computer lab based time and other up-to-date teaching and learning styles.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

This programme is open to graduates from any discipline and does not require business or management study to be completed at undergraduate level.

Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is a degree at 2:2 (lower second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth).

All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.


Tuition Fee

  • International

    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.