Advance Your Career in Finance

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.

Round 1 Enrolment Deadline: 30th November

The Next Enrolment Deadline for our February 2022 start date is 30th November 2021.

If you haven’t yet started an application, click below to apply and have one of our advisors guide you through the Admissions process:

+44 (0)1224 515270

Why Choose Us?

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.

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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.

Over 82,500 alumni in more than 192 countries
Over 70% of our research is world-leading or excellent*
2nd in the UK for research impact in Business studies*

*Research figures come from our assessment in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

What You'll Learn

Master Core Disciplines

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.

Key Courses

Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing and Portfolio Management, Derivatives and Risk Management

What is the CFA?

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.

Learn more about the CFA »

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How Online Study Works

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:

Course Structure

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.

  • Block 1
    Block 1
    Accounting for Finance
    Corporate Finance
    Economics for Finance
    Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Block 2
    Block 2
    Financial Analysis
    Asset Pricing and Portfolio Management
    Derivatives and Risk Management
    Option 1 Professional Finance A (CFA)
    Option 2 International Finance
  • Block 3
    Block 3
    International Banking
    Fintech and Big Data
    Fixed Income Analysis
    Option 1 Professional Finance B (CFA)
    Option 2 Financial and Banking Regulation

Are You Eligible?

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:

UK second-class honours degree or equivalent
No specific professional experience is required
English language skills (assessed during admissions)

*If we need evidence of your English language skills, we may ask you to take one of the recognised tests such as IELTS.

Fees and Payment Options

The total tuition fee for the MSc Finance is £15,900. You can choose to pay your tuition in one of three ways:

  • Pay per course: 12 instalments of £1,325 (one instalment every two months)
  • 3 instalments of £5,300
  • 1 instalment of £15,900

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 next 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.

+44 (0)1224 515270