Finance & Investment Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    19800
    Tuition (Year)
    13600
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The combination of academic challenge and practical, professional focus makes the prospect of studying our MSc Finance and Investment Management highly appealing for those wanting to advance future career and earning potential.

About

This established programme has enabled many students to achieve their finance career or PhD ambitions over the years. It has now been revised to give students the opportunity to take the leading professional qualification, CFA level1.

Many students of the course in the past have finished the MSc and then had to take CFA exams as soon as they commenced employment. Attaining this qualification whilst doing the MSc will put graduates of the programme ahead of others competing for jobs in the finance industry and mean they have less professional exams to take once they are working.

The course is designed to maximise students’ chances of being successful in the CFA exam – with six weeks of the programme dedicated to this and supported by professional finance trainers, who work for many of the leading finance companies in London and around the world. Those students who do not wish to take the CFA exam have an alternative research-based programme whilst their colleagues are working on the CFA material.

The academic programme is up-to-date and provides a high level of understanding of both theoretical and numerical material. The university has market-leading financial databases (the Thomson-Reuters Eikon suite) to support both the teaching and the individual study of students. Online product certification using this database can be achieved during the course of the programme which will put any student in an advantageous position with potential employers, as they are already trained and certified.

All students finish their programme with a dissertation, giving them the opportunity to show their ability to address and answer a research issue under the supervision of academic staff.

Programme Structure

SYLLABUS

Semester One

  • Issues in Corporate Finance
  • Economic Analysis
  • Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods

Semester Two

  • Financial Analysis and Markets
  • Empirical Methods in Finance Research
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Professional Finance (CFA study and exam) or Studies in Finance (academic-led research skills course).

Summer Term

  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Postgraduate programmes have a deadline of 23rd July 2017. Any application received after this date will be considered for the next available intake.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or 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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 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.
  • a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
  • a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 19800 International
  • GBP 13600 EU/EEA

Funding

The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen

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