The MSc Finance from the University of Aberdeen is the only fully online Master’s in Finance programme offered by one of the UK’s six ancient universities.
Through 100% online study you’ll gain the skills for a successful career in finance and develop an understanding of financial processes and techniques – fully supported by your tutors and dedicated programme coordinator.
The programme also gives you the unique option to earn credits towards your Master’s degree by studying for the CFA® credential – helping you to progress your career in finance from the comfort of your own home.
The Round 2 Application Deadline for our July start date is 17th May.
If you haven’t yet started an application, click below to apply and have one of our advisors guide you through the Admissions process:
We believe that our level of online support and tuition is second-to-none, but we don’t want you to just take our word for it.
We encourage you to compare us with alternative providers and ask them the following questions to see how they stack up against our MSc Finance.
Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is part of a group of only six ancient British universities. In 2019 we were named Scottish University of the Year by The Times, due to the quality of our research, academic expertise and graduate employability.
*Research figures come from our assessment in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.
As an MSc Finance student, you’ll gain a deeper knowledge of core financial theory, developing key skills in a number of areas including: corporate finance, portfolio analysis, asset valuation, derivatives and risk management.
Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing and Portfolio Management, Derivatives and Risk Management
The level of online support was hands down excellent. Since graduating I have moved into pension fund insurance analysis - the MSc Finance has carved a very direct path for me.
I chose the online MSc Finance because I was looking to continue working alongside my studies - and since the University of Aberdeen has such a good reputation and tradition, my decision was taken quickly.
I chose the MSc Finance to gain a deeper knowledge of the banking industry, capital markets and the new technologies emerging in finance. It has also helped me to better understand better how the company where I work is performing in terms of their financial position.
If you choose, you can gain credits towards your Master’s by studying for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential: a professional standard for over 31,000 investment firms worldwide.
If you choose the courses which include CFA study, you’ll benefit from training and exam preparation from CFA prep provider FitchLearning.
As an online student with the University of Aberdeen you’ll benefit from our custom-built study platform, designed for ease of use and communication.
View the video for a quick overview of the online MSc Finance programme.
Click below to try out our demo study site or learn more about how online study works:
Across the two-year programme, you’ll progress through three blocks covering core finance disciplines.
You can personalise your online master’s in finance degree to suit your own career aspirations, with optional courses in 2 out of 3 blocks.
Accounting for Finance
Economics for Finance
Quantitative Methods for Finance
Asset Pricing and Portfolio Management
Derivatives and Risk Management
Option 1 Professional Finance A
Option 2 International Finance
Fintech and Big Data
Fixed Income Analysis
Option 1 Professional Finance B
Option 2 Financial and Banking Regulation
The Msc Finance is open to applicants of any background. You can enrol even if your undergraduate degree is in a different discipline, but it is beneficial to provide evidence of numerical or quantitative skills.
We assess all candidates on an individual basis, but to be eligible you’ll normally meet the following requirements:
*If we need evidence of your English language skills, we may ask you to take one of the recognised tests such as IELTS.
The total tuition fee for the MSc Finance is £15,900. You can choose to pay your tuition in one of three ways:
Depending on where you reside, you could be eligible for loan funding or other financial help. University of Aberdeen alumni are also entitled to a discount on tuition fees.
As part of your studies on the MSc Finance, you’ll also benefit from a free subscription to the Financial Times – saving you a total of £309.00 annually.
If you choose the courses which include CFA study, there is an additional fee for the learning materials delivered by FitchLearning:
CFA 1: £640
CFA 2: £750
Payments are due at the start of Blocks 1 and 2.
Please note: If you choose to study the courses which include CFA material, you’ll still need to arrange and pay for your own CFA exams should you choose to sit them. Visit the CFA website for the latest exam fees and dates and to find your nearest test centre.
To join the July start date, click below to start an application.
We’ll then send you details to access our Admissions Portal, where one of our advisors will walk you through the process.