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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Aston University is The Guardian's 'University of the Year' 2020.**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• 90.48% of BSc Finance students said that their course is intellectually stimulating (National Student Survey 2020)• Finance graduates can claim exemptions from the examinations of a number of professional bodies• 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 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.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,400per year

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A level : BBC - BBB

BBB: Standard offer //BBC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B //BBC: Contextual offer (Please see this webpage for more details - https://www.aston.ac.uk/undergraduate/contextual-offer-aston-ready)If the student is presenting Level 3 Core Maths at minimum grade B, this is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Maths B/5.

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University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Aston is renowned for its careers and employability support, and the opportunities it provides for students to gain practical work experience.
Students have the opportunity to gain experience through internships, placements, projects and business start-ups.
The university has a range of scholarships including a fully funded Aston Enterprise Scholarship for a student with a winning business idea.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 105 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    127 57%

    40th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    19th

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    59th

    22

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