Aberdeen Business School

Accounting and Finance Professional Top Up

MSc

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MSc Accounting and Finance (Professional Top Up)
This Accounting and Finance course is an online master's top up course for professionally qualified accountants to enhance your professional qualification to a globally recognised MSc degree and further your career.

The course consists of one module - Capstone - which will provide you with an opportunity to integrate master's level knowledge and skills by independently working on a dissertation or business consultancy project within a degree related discipline. This course is ideal for individuals who hold a Professional Accounting qualification from a recognised Accounting Body such as ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, ICAS or other member of the GAA. At Aberdeen Business School, we are in the business of changing your tomorrow.

This course has multiple study options
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Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
September
Course Length
9 months

Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
January
Course Length
9 months
Stage 3

You will complete one module - Capstone - which is designed to integrate master's 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 master's qualification in Accounting and Finance.

 
Modules

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes. The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information. 

Detailed module information

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
Activity Summary
  • Project Supervision - 5 students per group, 30 hours per semester
  • Independent Study - 20 students per group, 570 hours per semester
Independent Study

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.

Assessment

Typically students are assessed:

  • 1 dissertation
Feedback

We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

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.

DISABILITY & DYSLEXIA CENTRE

ONLINE LEARNING & SUPPORT

All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on-campus or by online distance learning, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

CampusMoodle

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

STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.

University Library

 
Job Prospects

On completion of this course, you will obtain a master's 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.

CAREERS

 
  • Applicants must hold a completed professional accounting qualification from a member of the GAA such as CIMA, ACCA, ICAS or ICAEW.
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:

English Language requirements

Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact admissions@rgu.ac.uk for further information.

International Students

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.

ICRGU - INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

Our Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSP) is available for students who have not yet reached the required English level and those who would like to improve their language competency.

Pre-Sessional English Programme at RGU

 
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

All Students

  • £4,000 entire course
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

All Students

  • £2,350 entire course
Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

  • The cost of books that you may wish to purchase.
  • Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
  • Accommodation and living costs
  • Printing
  • Any transport costs/expenses incurred as part of the research project
  • Graduation fee £40

Other Fees and Charges

Student Funding

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.

POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS' FUNDING

Alumni Discount

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:

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS

Disclaimer

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:

STUDENT FINANCE

 

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with our Student Admissions Team and we'll do our best to help.

+44 (0) 1224 262728

Accreditation

Aberdeen Business School is accredited by:

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Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

University Wide Facilities

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All applicants to postgraduate courses can apply direct to the university using our online application form.


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