Taught course

Finance and Real Estate

University of Aberdeen · Graduate Business School

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is a good first degree (equivalent to a British second-class Honours degree) or above in any discipline. For more detailed information on entry requirements, please contact gbs@abdn.ac.uk. 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. The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent PTE or Cambridge Advanced or Cambridge Proficiency. TOEFL iBT can be submitted for EU/non Tier 4 applicants only). For more information see www.abdn.ac.uk/international/english-requirements Please note, students who accept an offer of a place will be asked to pay a deposit to secure their place. This deposit is later deducted from the tuition fees payable at registration. See http://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/tuition-fees-and-living-costs-287.php for further details.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme builds on many years of experience in running finance and real estate MSc’s at the University of Aberdeen. This new course brings together these two complementary disciplines and offers the student both RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) accreditation and the opportunity to take the leading professional finance qualification, CFA level 1, during the course. Equipped with not only an MSc from a prestigious university but with recognised professional accreditation/qualifications in both disciplines should put students in an excellent position when looking at job and career opportunities. 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. 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.

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This degree is recognised by the Investment Property Forum (IPF).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Clare McIntyre
01224 273235