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Accounting and Finance, MsCEcon

University of Aberdeen
Program overview
12-24 months
Full time/part time
Master's degree
English
Start dates
Aberdeen
January 2022

Aberdeen
September 2022

Aberdeen
January 2023

Aberdeen
September 2023

Program description

Accounting and Finance, MsCEcon

The Accounting and Finance MSc sets you on a path for a rewarding career in this highly skilled profession, whether you’ve recently graduated or are already working. With this specialised one-year conversion programme you don’t need previous experience in this area to gain the skills to advance a career in the financial and accounting sector.

A career in accounting and finance requires an in-depth understanding of both the theory and practical knowledge of accounting and finance. With this industry-focused programme, you’ll master a wide range of financial tools and acquire a solid foundation of key accounting and finance topics, while developing the necessary skills for management roles. The programme will thoroughly prepare you for a successful career across a variety of potential accountancy and financial roles and industries.

Led by renowned academics and top industry practitioners, you’ll gain access to the latest accounting and finance research, software and techniques. The Business School’s strong links with financial institutions, recruiters and practitioners ensures a focus on tangible, marketable employability skills, relevant to the real accounting and financial world. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with industry throughout the programme, including working on live projects with prestigious companies. We also run workshops with visiting industry specialists from companies such as Deloitte, KMPG, PwC and EY.

Admission requirements

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).

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

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


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Program content

Semester 1:

Compulsory Courses

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

Semester 2:

Compulsory Courses

  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Financial analysis and international accounting
  • Management Accounting

Optional Courses

Plus one of the following:

  • Professional Accounting
  • Studies in Accountimg

Semester 3:

Compulsory Courses

  • Master's Dissertation in Accounting and Finance

Tuition fees

  • EU / International Students: £21,500
  • Home / RUK: £13,300

Career opportunities

Having a recognised accountancy qualification opens many career doors, with a higher percentage of company board members holding an accountancy qualification than any other kind of postgraduate qualification. You could progress to hold roles such as Accountant, Auditor or Financial Manager in prestigious firms around the world.

Career Opportunities

  • Account Manager
  • Accountant
  • Financial Manager
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Trainee Chartered Accountant

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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Contact info

University of Aberdeen

King’s College
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Scotland, UK

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