Accounting and Finance Professional Top Up
You will complete one module - Capstone - which is designed to integrate Masters level knowledge and skills by independently working on a dissertation or business consultancy project within a degree related discipline. Your personal, professional and research skills will be developed throughout the course thereby enhancing your employment portfolio and setting you apart from other graduates in your field.
On completion of the Capstone module, you will obtain a Masters qualification in Accounting and Finance.
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The MSc Accounting and Finance – Professional Top Up is an online course taught through CampusMoodle, the university’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which offers students flexibility of where and when they can study.
CampusMoodle provides you with full open access to tutors and other class members. You will have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting.
The interactive virtual learning environment provides you with lecture and course materials including:
- Virtual tutorials
- Live chats
- Discussion forums - student and tutor led
- Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
- User friendly material
- Project Supervision - 5 students per group, 30 hours per semester
- Independent Study - 20 students per group, 570 hours per semester
The course requires you to become independent 'open learners' and take responsibility for when, where and how your learning occurs. You will spend approximately 15 hours per week working on your own, undertaking prescribed reading, researching and writing the dissertation/business consultancy report. The supervisor will support this work as required.
Staff Delivering on This Course
You will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our teaching staff many of which are chartered accountants and qualified with a Big Four firm: Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Typically students are assessed:
- 1 dissertation
We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
On completion of this course, you will obtain a Masters qualification in Accounting and Finance, thereby enhancing your employment portfolio and setting you apart from other graduates in your field.
You will be able to make a career in the accounting sector, within banking/financial institutions, or in the fields of corporate finance, general management, and/or management consultancy. You can also enter into academia or undertake further research leading to PhDs.
- Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject discipline.
- Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.
We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:
International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.
* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.
For Academic Year 2018/2019
- £5,500 entire course
- £12,100 entire course
The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:
- The cost of books that you may wish to purchase.
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- Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
- Accommodation and living costs
- Any transport costs/expenses incurred as part of the research project
- Graduation fee £40
Postgraduate students will normally make their own arrangements for payment of fees. However, there are a limited number of SAAS funded places on certain postgraduate courses.
There are also sources of funding that are applicable to categories of student.
Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU.
Scholarships and Financial Awards
You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
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