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Finance and Investment Management (does not include level 1 CFA examination), MScEcon

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #194 (QS) ,
The combination of academic challenge and practical, professional focus makes the prospect of studying Finance and Investment Management (does not include level 1 CFA examination) at University of Aberdeen featuring built-in professional qualifications - highly appealing for those wanting to advance future career and earning potential.

About

Finance and Investment Management (does not include level 1 CFA examination) programme at University of Aberdeen is founded on years of financial and investment expertise within the Department – and on some powerful global connections with the financial sector. We focus not only on academic success but on helping students to build the broad range of specialist skills and experience that contribute to employability.

The University trading room streams up-to-the-minute data, to enable would-be traders and fund managers to 'practice' investing. It's a hands-on opportunity for you to react instantly to live news feeds and gain the skills required to work productively in the financial services industry, picking up the practical skills required for life at the Stock Exchange before you graduate.

You don’t need a background in finance or business-related-subjects, but being numerate will be advantageous. This programme will provide a thorough grounding in thereotical and practical aspects of finance, economies and investment for both early career finance professionals and those aspiring to enter a finance profession.With a highly practical approach to learning, topics cover a wide range of finance discipline areas, such as;

- corporate finance- economics- portfolio management- accounting and financial reporting

Career

A qualification that's gaining momentum, aspiring financiers and junior bankers are taking Masters in Finance qualifications and CFA exams in increasing numbers. Hiring trends in investment banks are shifting, with sales and trading desks looking for a more technical skill set with a higher level of quantitative skills. Finance graduates are highly sought-after, with employer demand showing little sign of slowing down.

Graduates of this programme typically aim for positions in the global corporate and financial sector as a business analyst, asset manager, trader, broker, hedge fund / investment advisor, consultant, credit controller, treasurer, banker, market specialist or accountant.

On the flip side, you might want to opt out of taking the professional finance module (The CFA) and pursue a further academic study of finance – maybe building to a PhD .

Whatever direction you choose, you’ll no doubt go further.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Issues in Corporate Finance 
  • Accounting 
  • Economic Analysis 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

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General Requirements

Qualifications

The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

  • 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).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Aberdeen

  • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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