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Accounting & Finance (MSc)

Course Description

The MSc Accounting & Finance has been recently updated to provide enhanced focus on theoretical and practical accounting and finance skills.

Masters Accounting and Finance CourseThe course is a conversion Master’s course for graduates who have completed a first degree in any field of study and who now wish to develop a career in accounting.

This Masters in Accounting and Finance will provide you with the knowledge, skills and independent thinking abilities which are essential for developing a career in the accounting sector, within banking and financial institutions, or in the field of corporate finance. Given the nature of modern business, this MSc may also be useful to graduates seeking to develop a career in general management or management consultancy.

It is studied full-time over one year and offers the potential for exemptions from some examination papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA.

See the website https://www.rgu.ac.uk/business-management-and-accounting/study-options/postgraduate-taught-full-time/accounting-and-finance

What you will study

The course is a "conversion" masters which assumes no prior knowledge of accounting or finance. It involves one year of full-time study, over three semesters with study normally commencing in the third week of September. The MSc stage is completed the following September with the submission of a Masters dissertation.

The modules provide an important core content developing a range of accounting, financial and quantitative theory and practical skills for application in the general corporate financial environment.

How you will learn

Full-time Study:
In full time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions.

Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving access to discussion forums with fellow students and faculty, e-book resources, financial databases and investment simulations and to other learning materials e.g. videos.

Our teaching staff are drawn from a range of pure research and commercial business backgrounds. Several are members of the UK Accounting Institutes and nationally recognised for their participation at senior level in bodies such as the Expert Review Group of CIMA. Research plays a vital role in underpinning all levels of teaching and the curriculum. Our students are made aware of the research being undertaken through access to published output and invitation to research seminars. Students have the opportunity to have their dissertation supervised by an active researcher.

Aberdeen Business School has excellent industry links and specialist speakers from industry* are a regular feature on the course delivering presentations in areas such Fund Management, Investment Banking and Treasury Additionally, by undertaking a degree at Aberdeen Business School you will also be part of an active social group and the department plans frequent trips and events to enhance the student experience.

* Companies such as Exxon Mobil and Aberdeen Asset Management have provided guest speakers.


A degree from Robert Gordon University is confirmation to a future employer that a graduate will possess the blend of learning, skills and experience that they are looking for. The MSc Accounting & Finance will deliver graduates who can make an immediate valuable and effective contribution to their employer's business, allowing them to undertake careers in:
- Management Accounting
- Financial Management
- General Management
- Financial Accounting

Robert Gordon University has won awards as a top university for graduate employment with consistently high rankings. It is the top modern University in the UK and the only modern university to appear in the top 50 of all UK universities. See The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2012 (subscription applies). The university also saw its position in the UK university student satisfaction rankings rise in the Guardian University Guide 2013.

The University supports career development and offers online and offline advice and services through GRAD LINK, the university Careers Advisory Service.

If you want to find out how to apply, click here - http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

Visit the Accounting & Finance (MSc) page on the Robert Gordon University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Merit Scholarship - 20+ Awards

Aberdeen Business School is pleased to offer a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students who wish to study at the School.This page contains details of all scholarships available on courses apart from the MBA (Masters of Business Administration). Please click below if you wish to apply for an MBA scholarship.MBA Scholarship
Please read through the following information carefully.
- Number of awards: 150
- Value of awards: £2000, £1500, or £1000 per award

Value of Scholarship(s)



Eligible Courses:
- This scholarship is applicable to all MSc courses in this area of study.Who can apply:
- An International student paying fees at the overseas rate or
- A UK/EU student on a full cost course for which the course fee has been set at £5000GBP or above and
- You hold the offer of a place on one of our courses

Application Procedure

See the website

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A good honours degree in any discipline. Applicants having degree equivalent qualification and relevant work experience at a suitable level within an organisation for an appropriate length of time may be considered, as may qualifications from an approved professional body. All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL.

Course Fees

UK/EU students: £5,000; International Students: £12,000

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