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Studying MSc Finance at Aston provides you with access to the most innovative tools available, including a dedicated Reuters trading room facility and market trading simulations, to give you the experience and confidence you need to success in the Finance industry.

This course will develop your knowledge of finance theory with practical applications and research tools. As part of the programme, you will have the opportunity to complete the Reuters Certification - an industry-recognised professional qualification. During the summer term you will also have the opportunity of attending preparation and revision classes for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst®) Level one programme.

Entry requirements

You must demonstrate a good level of quantitative and analytical skills gained from a degree in finance or economics (we will also consider an upper second class degree in mathematics, statistics, computing, engineering or the sciences). Plus one of the following: A good UK honours degree (minimum 2:1); equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. 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. For international students: An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date; students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English language requirements. Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualification falls just short of these requirements.

Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Assessment methods

Taught modules are assessed by examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 18,050 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,280 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 18,050 (Year 1) International 18 18 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,280 (Year 1) Home/EU 18 18 Months

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