Finance and Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen brings the strong competitive advantage of a major international second language and culture to your powerful understanding of the principles of finance and wider business skills, making you an extremely sought-after graduate across industry, public and other sectors, with opportunities expected to grow further with growing internationalisation and innovations in the financial world. In Finance you’ll explore financial management, corporate and personal finance, financial institutions, derivatives and the stock market. You’ll analyse and evaluate financial problems, and gain the practical skills to understand and use information from financial newspapers and documents. Your knowledge will grow in the dynamic, international environment of our Business School of 45 nationalities, inspired by staff who are leaders in business practice and theory, in small classes with real-life scenarios, the input of employers, and the support of dedicated careers advisers. You’ll also benefit from professional training facilities, such as our virtual Thomson Reuters Eikon trading floor, used by major financial services companies across the world, and integrating real activity in financial markets directly into students’ courses. Aberdeen is one of the most dynamic place to study and research the Spanish language and the cultural frameworks in countries where it is spoken. You’ll be equipped with the skills to communicate in a global language, spoken by 350 million native Spanish speakers in 19 Latin American states, Spain, and increasingly in the US. As an integral part of your 5-year programme you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a teaching assistant or visiting student in a Spanish-speaking country. The combination of your business, language and cultural skills will give you a special advantage to employers operating in multinational environments, including the energy industry which is important in the growing economies of Latin America.
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 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.
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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.
Mathematics at National 5, Standard Grade, GCSE (or equivalent) is required for entry onto any of the Accountancy programmes. There is no formal requirement for entry to the Spanish beginners' course. Students who already have a qualification in Spanish sit a placement test to determine the language course appropriate to them. All students, whether beginners or with a qualification such as Higher grade, can proceed to Honours, subject to satisfactory performance at levels 1 and 2.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening - 5.5 or above Reading - 5.5 or above Speaking - 5.5 or above Writing - 6.0 or above Overall - 6.0|
|TOEFL (iBT)||78||TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above Reading - 18 or above Speaking - 20 or above Writing - 21 or above Overall - 78|
|PTE Academic||59||Listening - 59 or above Reading - 59 or above Speaking - 59 or above Writing - 59 or above Overall - 54 or above|
In all cases, all English language qualifications must be taken within two years of the start date of your desired degree.
Undergraduate Degrees - English Requirements are detailed here:
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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