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Finance and Investment Management (includes level 1 CFA examination), MScEcon

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #194 (QS) ,
The combination of academic challenge and professional focus makes the prospect of studyingFinance and Investment Management (includes level 1 CFA examination) at University of Aberdeen highly appealing for those that wish to advance their future career and earning potential.

About

Finance and Investment Management (includes 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 programme runs in parallel with the globally-recognised qualification CFA Level 1, so you have the opportunity to take this leading professional qualification as part of the MSc with 6 weeks dedicated study to maximise your chances of successful completion. CFA Level 1 will open up the investment management world in more depth and set a base for what you need to know at the beginning of your career as an investment professional. You will add allure to your CV with this upgrade, plus have fewer exams to take whilst working.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Accounting 
  • Economic Analysis 
  • Issues in Corporate Finance

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

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14300 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.

Students are also required to pay a CFA registration and exam fee, which is not included in the tuition fee.

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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