Aston Business School

Aston University

Investment Analysis

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.

Entry requirements

MSc: One of the following: A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class) or 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. For International students: An official academic transcript, with official English translation, of your university grades to date, students whose native language is not English also need to satisfy our English language requirements.

Course modules

Valuation of Investments (A) Valuation of Investments (B) Quantitative Methods for Finance Trading Techniques Security Analysis Investment Management Business Finance International Finance Dissertation project

Assessment methods

We're committed to helping you get the most out of your studies and use a range of modern and engaging teaching methods to ensure this. There's a mix of lectures and tutorials, which provide you with key concepts in finance, investments and economics. Case studies allow you apply your knowledge to various scenarios. We also focus on helping you develop the practical skills needed for roles in corporate finance or investment banking. For example, you'll take part in various workshops where you'll gain experience working with trading software used in the banking sector. This will allow you to access real-time economic and financial data and gain hands-on experience in trading. An innovative teaching approach used as part of this programme is the 'flipped classroom'. You'll be able to watch pre-recorded lectures online using our digital learning platform. Then weekly workshops focus on discussing the key aspects of the material and participating in activities to test and apply what you've learnt. This approach helps to enhance your knowledge and understanding of your subject. We use a variety of assessment methods for this course. There's a mix of exams, coursework, and simulation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 19,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site B4 7ET West Midlands

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