Accounting and Finance (with placement)

Robert Gordon University


This accounting and finance course is suitable if you have completed a first degree in another field of study and now wish to develop a career in accounting and finance. It aims to produce independent thinkers who are able to deal with the complexity of the accounting and finance challenges facing organisations, either domestically or internationally.

The course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and independent thinking abilities which are essential for developing a career in the accounting sector, within banking and financial institutions, or in the field of corporate finance.

Stage 1:
You will develop your knowledge and skills in accounting and financial analysis and understand the relevant theories for critically evaluating and deploying financial accounting information, for shareholders and external stakeholders in particular.

You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Accounting and Finance.

Stage 2:
You will develop an understanding of management accounting and corporate financial management practices required for the operational and strategic financial success of organisations. You will review and evaluate the considerations for optimising an organisation's risk and reward opportunity set using relevant accounting and finance information and techniques.

You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Accounting and Finance.

Stage 3:
The Capstone module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to integrate Masters level knowledge and skills by independently working on an applied academic study or business consultancy project from a degree related discipline. Personal and professional skills such as research, consulting, oral presentation and teamwork will be developed.

Entry Requirements

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.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Full time

Course Length

24 months


Aberdeen Business School

SCQF Level