Finance

Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Course description Our four-year BSc Finance course, with an integrated placement year, will equip you with the perfect balance of finance, economics, accounting and general management knowledge, to enable you to thrive in a high-pressured business environment. You’ll gain the skills, knowledge and experience to set you apart in the graduate job market. The specialist financial knowledge gained through this degree will provide you with excellent preparation for graduate entry into a finance related career and stand out from the crowd in one of the world’s most competitive industries. You’ll study key elements of finance including capital markets, derivatives, corporate finance, exchange rate risks, asset pricing and international finance. Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known companies such as PwC, Deliotte LLP, the Bank of England and BDO LLP in roles such as Risk Assurance, Tax Analyst, Graduate Analyst and Audit Executive. Key course benefits • As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area • 94% of students were satisfied with the teaching on their course (National Student Survey 2018) • Five years after graduating, employed Aston business graduates earn an average of £35,900 (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), 2018) • Accounting and Finance at Aston is ranked Top 30 in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2020). Course details

  • Year 1 – You will study a range of topics, designed to give you a solid foundation for your business degree.
  • Year 2 - From the second year you will explore financial and management accounting in depth, participate in events organised in conjunction with accountancy firms, visit businesses, and undertake an interactive business game module. Subject areas include Financial Markets, Business Tax and Advanced Quantitative Methods.
  • Year 3 – This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.
  • Year 4 - In this year studies are taken to a more refined level, similar to a professional qualification standard, whilst retaining theoretical analysis. Subject areas include Investments, Derivatives and Risk Management.

Course details

Modules

In the First Year, you will study a wide range of management related subjects, designed to ensure you have a broad foundation and knowledge of management. You will consider the economic, financial, human and legal issues managers deal with, and the tools and techniques they use. You will be introduced to the key areas of business as well as carrying out project work which will help draw together the subjects you have studied. In the Second Year, your degree begins its specialist emphasis upon finance and financial management . You will explore finance in more depth and undertake an interactive team-based business game module. Please refer to the website for detailed module information.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeN300
Institution code A80
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - BCC BBB: Standard offer BBC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B BCC: Contextual offer (Please see this webpage for more details - https ://www2aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextuaI­offer) If the student is presenting Level 3 Core Maths at minimum grade B, this is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Maths B/5.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points 5,5,5 in 3 Higher Level subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language. GCSE Mathematics is required at grade B/5.

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15600 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity. **The latest information relating to EU fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. The University is currently reviewing EU fees in response to recent government announcements and will publish EU fees for 2021 in due course. *** International Students: Tuition fees for international students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.
Finance at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS