Taught course

Finance and Investment

Aston University · Aston Business School

Entry requirements

This programme requires: a) A good UK honours degree (2.2 minimum), or equivalent for overseas students. As well as: a) Two professional references, at least one of which must be from an academic referee. b) An official academic transcript of your university grades to date. c) A completed application form, available on our website www.astonmsc.com In addition: • Candidates must have a good level of quantitative and analytical skills. While it is anticipated that most applicants will have studied finance or economics at undergraduate level, this programme is also appropriate for students with a first class degree in mathematics, statistics, computing, engineering or the sciences.

Months of entry


Course content

Programme Overview

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. Aston Business School is one of a select group of universities recognised by the CISI as a Centre of Excellence. 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.

Outline of Programme

The programme is designed to develop a knowledge of financial market structures, an understanding of the main decision-making areas in fincance and investments and the ablity to apply mathematical and statistical decision-making techniques. All students also have the opportunity to complete the Reuters Certification programme during their studies. Complete outlines for all modules are available online.

Information for international students

An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date is required. International students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English Language requirements. For full entry requirements please visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Aston Business School Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)121 204 3200