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Accountancy, MA

University of Aberdeen
Program overview
48 months
Full time
Master's degree
English
Start dates
Aberdeen
September 2022

Aberdeen
September 2023

Aberdeen
September 2024

Program description

Accountancy, MA

Accountancy at Aberdeen gives you a thorough grounding in theory, practice and business skills, taught by experts in accounting practice, with the advantage of real-life employers and scenarios integrated into your programme.

You will gain a path to professional accreditation, and the skills, experience and attributes to give you a head start whether you aim for chartered accountancy or another option in the fast-moving world of business and finance.

Admission requirements

General Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

A LEVELS

  • Standard: BBB
  • Minimum: BBC
  • Adjusted: CCC

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3.

Please Note: National 5/ Standard Grade/ GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics / Applications of Mathematics is required in addition to the requirements noted above.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

Overall - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

Overall - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

Overall - 59 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59

Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency:

Overall - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

International Applicants

International Applicants who do not meet the Entry Requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.


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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Courses

  • Accounting and Accountability
  • The Economics of Business and Society
  • Finance 1: Finance, Risk and Investment
  • Accounting and Entrepreneurship
  • The Global Economy
  • Getting started at the University of Aberdeen
  • Academic Writing for Business

Optional Courses

Plus further credit points from courses of choice to gain a total of 120 credits

Year 2

Compulsory Courses

  • Management Accounting 2
  • Finance 2: Business Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Understanding Statistics

Optional Courses

In addition to the courses notes above, students must complete 45 credit points from courses of choice, which must include at least 30 credits from level 2 Business School courses.

(Note: LS 2533 is only required when students aim for exemption from the Law module of the ICAS professional examination)

  • Business Law

Year 3

Compulsory Courses

  • Financial Accounting 3
  • Management Accounting 3
  • Audit Practice
  • Taxation

Optional Courses

In addition, students must take 60 credit points from courses of choice, which must include at least 30 credits from level 3 Business School courses

Year 4

Compulsory Courses

  • Dissertation in Accounting
  • Accounting and Sustainability
  • Audit Theory and Evolution

Optional Courses

In addition, students must take 60 credit points from courses of choice, of which at least 30 credits must be from level 4 Business School courses

Tuition fees

  • RUK: £9,250
  • EU / International Students: £18,000
  • Home Students: £1,820

Qualification

The University of Aberdeen courses are accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) which can form part of a direct path to being granted exemptions from the examinations necessary to get professional qualification status.

Career opportunities

There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.

  • More information on employability at the University of Aberdeen
  • More information on the Careers and Employability Service

About this institute

University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...


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University of Aberdeen

King’s College
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Scotland, UK

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