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Course summary

Study MSc Finance at Aston University to equip yourself with the financial knowledge and technical skills to kick-start a successful and rewarding career in the financial sector. This challenging and exciting programme will advance your knowledge and understanding of finance, whilst helping you to develop a wide range of analytical and technical skills, which are in strong demand from employers in the finance and banking sector. By the end of your studies, you’ll be well-equipped to fulfil a variety of financial roles, both in private and public sector organisations. Our teaching staff are committed to delivering an educational experience of the highest standard. You’ll be taught by leading academics who benefit from industry experience and a unique understanding of how the financial world works in practice. They will bring the course to life through a variety of inspiring and practical teaching methods, with all sessions being delivered in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. During the summer term you will also have the opportunity to attend a workshop designed to help students taking the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) Level I examination. How will my knowledge and skills develop? Our MSc Finance course covers a broad range of stimulating topics, including Blockchain and Fintech, Trading in Securities Markets, Advanced Corporate Finance, and International Finance. You’ll learn to appreciate the complex environment organisations operate within as well as how this can impact businesses financially. We’ll help you to develop a critical awareness and understanding of contemporary issues and theories relating to investments, financial instruments and corporate finance. You’ll enhance your quantitative skills throughout the course using fintech integrated into various modules. We teach you how to apply appropriate mathematical and statistical tools using leading industry software’s like Python, STATA, eViews among others to aid financial decision-making. You will also have access to Bloomberg trading terminals, allowing you to access Bloomberg market data, analytics and information. It provides simulation of what it is like to work in the financial industry and provide experience of a real life trading floor environment. You’ll also develop a wide range of transferable skills which will help to further enhance your employability. Thanks to the diverse background of our students, you’ll work alongside people from across the world. This will develop your communication, teamwork, organisation and management skills in a multicultural context. These are highly regarded competences for graduate employers. Practical experience This programme has a strong practical element. You’ll gain hands-on experience working with real-time financial, accounting and economic data, thanks to our dedicated trading room facility and industry leading software. Your exposure to these practical tools and techniques will give you the confidence and technical capability to gain a competitive advantage over other graduates in the job market. You’ll study The Aston Global Advantage module which focuses on professional development and employability, helping you to apply the key skills that you will gain throughout the year. During The Aston Global Advantage you’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad with one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK or overseas or get involved in a global business challenge simulation. Our courses offer a range of opportunities to gain practical experience through things such as consultancy projects and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Assessment method

We use a variety of assessment methods as part of this course. There’s a mix of exams, course work, presentations and group work. You’ll also undertake a Dissertation or Business Project at the end of the academic year, which involves significant research into a topic of your choice.

Entry requirements

One of the following: A good UK honours degree, minimum Upper Second Class (2:1) Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11850 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11850 Year 1
Scotland £11850 Year 1
Wales £11850 Year 1
International £22750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Finance at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS