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MSc Investment Analysis

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Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

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Important information

Typology Master
Location Birmingham (England)
Start September 2018
  • Master
  • Birmingham (England)
  • Start:
    September 2018

MSc Investment Analysis provides you with the knowledge, understanding and the skills required for a career in the financial sector, banking or investment management. Our graduates go on to work across the financial, insurance and corporate sectors in companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deutsche Bank and Ernst & Young.

Important information

Requirements: Entry requirements A good UK honours degree (2.2 minimum)

Where and when
Starts Location
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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Starts Sep-2018
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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Course rating
Centre rating

Reviews on this course

Maria Stoyneva
What I would highlight: Its location is unique: just a walking distance from the centre of the second largest city in the UK and, at the same time, offers you advantages of a small campus such us getting to the lectures in five minutes.
What could be improved: Nothing
Course taken: July 2016
Would you recommend this centre?: yes

What you'll learn on the course

Investment Management
Banking Investment
Financial Training
IT Development
Skills and Training
Skills and Training

Course programme

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard MSc entry requirements , you must demonstrate  quantitative and analytical skills, by having  studied some finance, economics or other  quantitative modules at undergraduate level.

Plus one of the following:

  • A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class)
  • 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.

Duration of course: Full-time - 12 months
Start date: September

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. 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.

  • MSc Investment Analysis will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and the skills required for a career in the financial sector, banking or investment management. There is a strong focus throughout on the practical application of finance within a trading or corporate setting. Your studies will culminate in a financial analyst evaluation of a UK listed company for your final project.

     You will study equity, debt and derivative markets in domestic and international sectors, discovering how to undertake security valuation and portfolio management as well as learning about the key techniques used by financial traders.

    At Aston Business School we focus on Learning by Doing. With a dedicated Reuters Trading Room facility, you can get ahead of the competition by practising your trading skills in a life-like environment. It also gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with Reuters' database, ThomsonOne.

    You will be encouraged 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.

    Core Modules

    • Valuation of Investments (A)
    • Valuation of Investments (B)
    • Quantitative Methods for Finance
    • Trading Techniques
    • Security Analysis
    • Investment Management
    • Business Finance
    • International Finance
    • Professional Development Programme
    • Ethics in Academic Practice

    The course then concludes with a dissertation project.

    UK/EU:          £11,950 
    International:  £17,650   

    Scholarships for 2017/18 entry are now open. Find out more here.