The MRes Finance will follow the first two semesters of core courses, already established within our existing programmes and providing a solid grounding in management principles. This will be followed by an intensive summer school, undertaking courses aimed at:
* Providing an understanding of accounting information and financial reporting.
* Giving a background to modern finance.
* Introducing key areas of finance (commodities, currencies, options, hedging, futures, institutions and markets) and to so in an historical context
* Helping the student learn from history and to place finance in that context. To provide the students with theoretical and practical knowledge of quantitative techniques in finance.
* To introduce key areas in quantitative techniques in finance such as regression analysis, correlations, volatility measuring, and time series analysis.
* To help students learn about the usefulness of quantitative analysis in measuring and assessing risk and expected return.
* To introduce key aspects of financial analysis and enable students to undertake interpretation of accounts; ratio analysis and user-group specific tools, e.g. Z scores and credit ratings; accounting information and the stockmarket; forecasting and valuation.
This degree programme is designed to provide the student with a thorough grounding in generic and subject specific research skills whilst commencing work on your research project.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
University of Aberdeen Alumni Discount Scheme
The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen.