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Your programme of study

As an Accountant you have a wide range of industries and locations to choose from in virtually any country in the world. You can work for known accountancy firms or you can become a consultant, offering freelance services to a range of industries. At Aberdeen teaching expertise is linked to the world of finance to ensure your experience is both practical and rigorous. You have access to a University Trading room, used by professional services companies and you can earn data stream certificates to demonstrate your ability to handle the professional tools. The Aberdeen postgraduate degree also  exempts you from the first four papers of the ACCA syllabus.

The programme is suitable for a graduate from any discipline to convert to Accountancy and Finance. You develop a strong foundation in the principles and practise of accounting and finance, and understanding of analytical tools required to make appropriate financial decisions. Our MSc students will develop the theoretical and practical skills and qualitative and quantitative tools necessary for the analysis of issues in different areas of accountancy and finance.

Courses listed for the programme

First Semester

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

Second Semester

  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Financial Analysis and International Accounting
  • Management Accounting

Optional Courses

  • Professional Accounting
  • Studies in Accounting

Final Stage

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • This is a specialised conversion programme to help you as a graduate from any discipline enter Accountancy in a year
  • You earn exemption from the first four ACCA papers
  • Build your business network with us - we attract students from many different countries

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time
  • September start

International Student Fees 2017/2018

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*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.


View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page

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Visit the Accounting and Finance page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!





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