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Aston University, Birmingham

Finance

UCAS Code: N300

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

5 GCSE grades A*- C to include: GCSE Maths – grade B/5 GCSE English – grade C/4

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

5 GCSE grades A*- C to include: GCSE Maths – grade B/5 GCSE English – grade C/4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

6,5,5 Higher Level subjects

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

5 GCSE grades A*- C to include: GCSE Maths – grade B/5 GCSE English – grade C/4

UCAS Tariff

120-128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

85%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Finance

**Course description**

Our four-year BSc Finance course, with an integrated placement year, will equip you with the perfect balance of finance, economics, accounting and general management knowledge, to enable you to thrive in a high-pressured business environment. You’ll gain the skills, knowledge and experience to set you apart in the graduate job market.
The specialist financial knowledge gained through this degree will provide you with excellent preparation for graduate entry into a finance related career and stand out from the crowd in one of the world’s most competitive industries. You’ll study key elements of finance including capital markets, derivatives, corporate finance, exchange rate risks, asset pricing and international finance.

Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known companies such as PwC, Deliotte LLP, the Bank of England and BDO LLP in roles such as Risk Assurance, Tax Analyst, Graduate Analyst and Audit Executive.

**Key course benefits**
• As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area
• 94% of students were satisfied with the teaching on their course (National Student Survey 2018)
• Five years after graduating, employed Aston business graduates earn an average of £35,900 (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), 2018)
• Accounting and Finance at Aston is ranked Top 30 in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2020).

**Course details**

- Year 1 – You will study a range of topics, designed to give you a solid foundation for your business degree.

- Year 2 - From the second year you will explore financial and management accounting in depth, participate in events organised in conjunction with accountancy firms, visit businesses, and undertake an interactive business game module. Subject areas include Financial Markets, Business Tax and Advanced Quantitative Methods.

- Year 3 – This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.

- Year 4 - In this year studies are taken to a more refined level, similar to a professional qualification standard, whilst retaining theoretical analysis. Subject areas include Investments, Derivatives and Risk Management.

Modules

In the First Year, you will study a wide range of management related subjects, designed to ensure yo u have a broad foundation and knowledge of management. You will consider the economic, financial, hu man and legal issues managers deal with, and the tools and techniques they use. You will be introduced to the key areas of business as well as carrying out project work which will help draw together t he subjects you have studied. In the Second Year, your degree begins its specialist emphasis upon finance and financial management . You will explore finance in more depth and undertake an interactive team-based business game module. Please refer to the website for detailed module information.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aston University, Birmingham

Department:

Aston Business School

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Finance

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

47%
UK students
53%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Finance

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
43%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
26%
Business, research and administrative professionals
13%
Administrative occupations: finance
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Finance

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

£38k

£38k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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