Corporate Finance and Law at University of Aberdeen - UCAS

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Course summary

With both an LLM and MSc exit qualification available, this programme is delivered jointly by the University of Aberdeen's School of Law and Business School, and will provide students with an interdisciplinary learning experience in Finance and Law. With both an LLM and MSc exit qualification available, this is a unique opportunity to benefit from the expertise of staff from both the School of Law and the Business School. This programme has a practical and commercial focus and will appeal to those employed in or with an interest in commercial and professional services, within the legal and financial communities. Students can choose the most suitable route to follow depending on their own individual career aspirations. Students will learn about key issues in Corporate Finance and Law, providing them with the skills and expertise that they require in this fascinating, important and remunerative area. This programme offers particular benefits to SMEs by developing skills and knowledge of both the legal and financial markets. Students will gain an insight into finance for SMEs and also raising finance for the stock market. This degree is open to people from any discipline and will provide students with an interdisciplinary learning experience in Finance and Law. By bringing together students from both financial and legal backgrounds, each student will benefit from peer-led learning and will have a rich context experience, gaining an in-depth understanding of both the financial and legal sectors and how they interconnect. The Law School is Top 10 in the UK (Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023) and is ranked 5th in the UK for Overall Student Satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey 2022.Taught by top legal and business academics, who are shaping national and international policy, for example in regulation and the energy sector. The Centre for Commercial Law fosters research excellence in commercial law and offers unique research activities by serving as a dynamic hub for law academics, legal practitioners, those working in related professions, industry representatives, activists and policymakers, providing opportunities for synergy and rich engagement. Professional training facilities are also available including the Bloomberg finance lab, used by major financial services companies across the world and integrating real activity in financial markets directly into our students’ courses.

Modules

Students will be expected to complete four Law focused courses and four Business focused courses, finalising their study with the dissertation. The courses you will study are: Issues in Corporate Finance, Accounting, Introduction to Corporate Finance Law, Corporate Governance for Corporate Finance, Portfolio Analysis, Financial Analysis and Markets, Debt Finance Law, Equity Finance Law. The dissertation will be on either a legal or financial topic. Please note: Students staring their LLM programme in January write their Dissertation project during the Summer semester.

Assessment method

Throughout the course, a mix of coursework, exams and a dissertation is used as the basis of assessment.


How to apply

International applicants

When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs. In addition, it is important to check all immigration requirements regularly and before travelling, as they can change. Students without the necessary visa will be refused entry to the UK. You should allow plenty of time to organise your visa and ensure you are aware of all your responsibilities under the terms and conditions of your visa. Please note that the advice provided via the University is the Student Visa category of the UK's Points Based Immigration Scheme. For further information, please visit the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for this programme is a degree at 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth). Open to people with a degree in any discipline, a law degree is not a requirement for the LLM. Likewise a finance degree is not a requirement for the MSc. Those with a background in Accounting, Management, Maths, Engineering, Finance, Economics, Banking or similar will be considered.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 6.0 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above. IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training are not accepted.
TOEFL (iBT)90TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition: Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 21 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above. DI code is 0818
PTE Academic62Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above. Online test is not accepted.
Institution's Own TestAcademic English Pre-sessional Programme (PSE) - Pass (valid for 1 year). Academic English Preparation Programme undertaken at other UK HEI - accredited by BALEAP and within 1 year of start of course.
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall - 176 with: Listening - 162 or above; Reading - 162 or above; Speaking - 162 or above; Writing - 169 or above.

To study for a postgraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write academic English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work, and perform well in examinations. We can assess your English language proficiency through a variety of means: through your nationality, through the qualifications you gained in high school, through the degree you undertook or are undertaking at university, or through a recognised English language test. Postgraduate Higher requirements are used by the Schools of Business; Divinity, History and Philosophy; Education; Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture; Law; and Social Sciences. The MSc in Oil and Gas Enterprise Management and the MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience also make use of the Postgraduate Higher requirements. Please note certification must be within the two years prior to commencement of your degree programme, unless otherwise stated.

Please use the checklist at the following webpage to determine how you can meet our English language requirements:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/requirements-pg-266.php


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £15700 Year 1
EU £27000 Year 1
England £15700 Year 1
Northern Ireland £15700 Year 1
Scotland £15700 Year 1
Wales £15700 Year 1
Channel Islands £15700 Year 1
International £27000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees given are at the full-time rate. The part-time fee rate for taught postgraduate programmes is 50% of the relevant full-time fee rate.

Sponsorship information

Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships: www.abdn.ac.uk/study/funding/. The University of Aberdeen provides an Alumni Discount Scheme: 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.

Corporate Finance and Law at University of Aberdeen - UCAS