Accounting and Finance (Taught)

University of Aberdeen

Degree level: Postgraduate

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Course summary

Status and earning potential are just two of the benefits of being an accountant. An accounting qualification can open doors worldwide in any industry. This specialised 'conversion' programme is designed specifically to enhance employment prospects. It assumes little or no business knowledge at undergraduate level and helps graduates from any discipline break into this highly skilled profession, gaining the key business skills to advance a career in the finance sector in a single year. You may have recently graduated, but feel the subject you graduated in has its limits. Equally, you might be already in work, yet just feel that a new start in accountancy or finance would be a more rewarding career path. Whatever your background, if you are looking to progress into a financial or accounting career, the knowledge, skills and networks offered by this MSc will help you position you for success. A career in accounting or financial services requires an in-depth understanding of both the theory and practical knowledge of accounting and finance. This programme offers students the opportunity to master a wide range of financial tools and so acquire a solid foundation of key accounting and finance topics (without any requirement of having previously studied accounting or finance). while developing the necessary skills for management roles in these areas.

Course details

Modules

View all modules on the programme page to find out more about what you will be studying and when. University of Aberdeen modules are designed to give you breadth and depth to your master’s degree. The range of modules you study will allow you to become proficient in all subjects which are directly relevant to your degree giving you greater career options.

Assessment method

The programme assesses the competency and skills that you will need in the financial world in a number of ways. You will give individual and group presentations, prepare reports, sit traditional exams, write academic essays and complete the Dissertation over the summer period.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

How to apply


Entry requirements

This programme is open to graduates from any discipline and does not require business or management study to be completed at undergraduate level. 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).


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Listening - 5.5 or above Reading - 5.5 or above Speaking - 5.5 or above Writing - 6.0 or above Overall - 6.5
TOEFL (iBT)90Listening - 17 or above Reading - 18 or above Speaking - 20 or above Writing - 21 or above Overall – 90
PTE Academic62Listening - 51 or above Reading - 51 or above Speaking - 51 or above Writing - 54 or above Overall - 62

In all cases, all English language qualifications must be taken within two years of the start date of your desired degree.

Postgraduate English Language Requirements are detailed here:

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13000 Year 1
England £13000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £13000 Year 1
Scotland £13000 Year 1
Wales £13000 Year 1
Channel Islands £13000 Year 1
International £21000 Year 1

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

View the programme page to find out about any scholarships and funding you may be able to apply for.

Accounting and Finance at University of Aberdeen - UCAS