Finance, M.Sc. | Aston University | Birmingham, United Kingdom
12 months
22750 GBP/year
11850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study the Finance programme 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 Finance programme at Aston University 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.

Careers Prospects

A postgraduate qualification in this subject prepares you for many different careers within business including economics and the financial sector.

How will this course help my career?

This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as: 

  • Corporate finance 
  • Security analysis 
  • Portfolio/fund management 
  • Financial decision making

This course is designed to enhance your employability prospects. Graduates from this programme have secured employment in a wide range of roles such as Analysts, Consultants and Investment Risk Officers. This has involved working for organisations including Goldman Sachs (UK), EY (France) and BNP Paribas (Luxembourg).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives 
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance 
  • Ethics in Academic Practice 
  • Blockchain and Fintech
  • Macro Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good UK honours degree (at least a 2:1) Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University
  • An official academic transcript of your university grades to date
  • A completed application form.

Applicants must demonstrate a good level of quantitative and analytical skills gained from a degree in finance or economics.

As well as

  • Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee
  • An official academic transcript of your university grades to date
  • A completed application form.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    11850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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