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Aston University, MSc, Finance and Investments

 United Kingdom


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee UK/ EU Year of study
Full-time Se months: 12 17350 11800 2016 - 2017

Aston's practically focused Finance programmes enable graduates to progress quickly into senior management roles.  Aston is ranked in the top ten in the UK for developing finance professionals, based on the career outcomes of over 300 million professionals on LinkedIn. 

This high quality teaching programme blends finance theory with practical applications and research tools. The knowledge and the skills developed enable students to complete a research-led dissertation on a specialist topic in the field of finance. In the summer term, students have the option of attending preparation and revision classes for the CFA Level One programme.

The programme is recognised as having equivalence to the CISI Diploma and Aston Business School supports students in gaining full membership of the CISI as part of their studies. The facilities and equipment used on the programme are of the highest standard, giving you access to the most innovative tools available. These include a dedicated Reuters trading room facility, asset market trading simulations and a range of databases.

The specific objectives of this programme are to develop: 

  • An understanding of the main decision making areas in finance and investments
  • A knowledge of financial market structures and to explore these in a ‘dealing room’ environment
  • An understanding of the main research tools used in finance and investments
  • The ability to apply the main mathematical and statistical techniques used in financial decision-making
  • The ability to critically evaluate contemporary finance
  • An appreciation of the international dimensions in finance and how to apply appropriate risk management techniques
  • Completion of the Reuters Certification programme.

Why choose this course?

  • Provides you with knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to careers to the financial and insurance sectors
  • Access to the most innovative tools available, including a dedicated Reuters dealing room facility, asset market trading simulations and a range of databases
  • Opportunity to study CFA Level One and gain full CISI membership
  • Aston is ranked inside the Top 50 in the World for Masters in Finance 2015

Career opportunities

This specialised programme is designed to prepare you for a career in a wide range of banking, finance and insurance organisations.

Potential employers include investment and retail banks, specialist finance houses, investment management companies, business services consultancies, insurance/ reinsurance companies, pension funds, regulatory bodies and specialist actuarial and underwriting practices.


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The Aston University campus is located on a green 60 acre, self contained site in the centre of Birmingham, within 5-10 minutes walk of the main shopping, business and entertainment areas of the city. And it is within a 20-minute journey by rail to Birmingham International Airport that has direct flights to Europe.

ONCAMPUS Aston is based on the campus of Aston University located in the city of Birmingham.