Taught course

Accounting and Finance

Institution
University of Aberdeen · University of Aberdeen Business School
Qualifications
MSc(Econ)MRes

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. All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen. Details of our English language entry requirements can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages. This programme requires that you meet the Business School Postgraduate Standard level of English proficiency. If you have not achieved the required scores, the University of Aberdeen offers pre-sessional English courses. Further details are available on our Language Centre website. Nationals of some English-speaking countries or those who hold degrees from some English-speaking countries may be exempt from this requirement. Details of countries recognised as English-speaking can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This established programme has enabled many students to progress into an accounting or finance career.

This programme gives students the opportunity to take a professional qualification within the course, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Certificate from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The intention is that, along with the MSc, this will both prepare students for a financial role within a company and show employers theoretical and practical professional knowledge.

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 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.Those students who do not wish to take the IFRS certificate have an alternative research-based programme whilst their colleagues are working on the IFRS material.

Information for international students

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 TOEFL iBT or PTE).

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,100
International students
£15,400

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Qualification and course duration

MSc(Econ)

full time
12 months

MRes

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations120
Dissertation60

Course contact details

Name
Clare McIntyre
Email
gbs@abdn.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 273235