Finance & Investment Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15400
    Tuition (Year)
    7100
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #188 ,
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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

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.

Accreditation

The programme runs in parallel with the globally-recognised qualiification CFA Level 1, so you have the opportunity to take this leading professional qualification as part of the MSc with 6 weeks dedicated study to maximise your chances of successful completion. CFA Level 1 will open up the investment management world in more depth and.sets a base for what you need to know at the beginning of your career as an investment professional. You'll add allure to your CV with this upgrade, plus have fewer exams to take whilst working.

In addition,students pick up professional certification alongside their degree qualification, with the Thomson Reuters Eikon and Datastream certificates at no additional cost.

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

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • 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

The minimum requirement is a good first degree (equivalent to a British second-class Honours degree) or above in any discipline. References are not required in order for applicants to submit an application. They are not usually required in order for a decision to be made but in certain cases applicants may be asked to provide a single academic reference at the request of the academic selector.

English Requirements
  • IELTS minimum overall: 6.5
  • IELTS minimum by component: 6.0 in writing, 5.5 other elements (or equivalent PTE)
Postgraduate Programmes

In order to submit an application you will need to upload:

  • A completed online Postgraduate Application form
  • Academic transcripts and degree certificates to date (if available) and upload a personal statement

Other documents that may be required but which can be uploaded later include:

  • For international applicants, proof of proficiency in English
  • Academic References
  1. For Research Programmes (PhD) two confidential references in sealed envelopes, signed by the referee across the seal, are required
  2. For Taught Programmes (MBA, MSc, MLitt, MRes etc) graduates from a UK institution are not required to supply references
  3. Applicants to taught programmes with a first degree from outwith the UK are required to submit one reference only

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15400 International
  • GBP 7100 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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