University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Finance and Investment Management (includes CFA)

The course is designed to maximise students' chances of being successful in the CFA exam - with 6 weeks of the programme dedicated to this and supported by professional finance trainers, who work for many of the leading finance companies in London and around the world. 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 programme provides a high level of understanding of both theoretical and numerical material. 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.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is a good 1st degree (equivalent to a British 2nd Class Honours degree) or above in any discipline. Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English Language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that you meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. If you are in doubt about your proficiency in English, contact the British Council office or its equivalent in your country. If your first language is not English, it is important that your proficiency in English is good in order for you to study successfully at the University of Aberdeen. Without this ability you will find great difficulty in understanding lectures, producing written work and sitting examinations.

Course modules

Semester 1 modules include: Issues in corporate finance; economic analysis; accounting; quantitative methods. Semester 2 modules include: Financial analysis and markets; empirical methods in finance research; portfolio analysis; professional finance (cfa study and exam). Summer term: Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Our programme employs a variety of assessment methods which are designed to assess knowledge, competencies and skills that are required in the modern financial world; predominantly this means you will be required to prepare reports, group and individual presentation etc as well as traditional exams and academic essays.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Econ) Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc (Econ) Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc (Econ) Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,900 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc (Econ) Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc (Econ) Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc (Econ) Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Recruitment and Admissions Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 
01224 273235