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Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

Course Overview

Becoming a Certified Financial Analyst charter holder is the aspiration of every finance industry professional. This course covers the CFA syllabus courtesy of our friends from FitchLearning who will teach you week by week and prepare you for the CFA level 1 exam. You will also write an essay reflecting on professional and academic approaches to finance

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Daniel Gyimah

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management (Studied) or MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management (Includes Cfa Exam) (Studied) or Master Of Science In International Finance (Includes Cfa Exam) (Studied) or MSc Finance and Real Estate (Includes Cfa Exam) (Studied) or MSc Finance and Real Estate (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Ethics (15%) Quantitative Methods (12%) Economics (12%) Financial Reporting and Analysis (20%) Corporate Finance (8%) Portfolio Management (5%) Equity Investments and Valuation (10%) Fixed Income (12%) Derivatives (5%) Alternative Investments (3%).

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

3,000-word Essay 50%

MCQ Class Test 50%

Alternative Resit Assessment

MCQ Alternative Assessment 100%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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