Aston Masters courses starting in January 2021
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We’re offering postgraduate courses starting in January 2021 for UK, EU and international students. Applications are open and you can apply directly through our course pages.
If you hold an offer to study with us in September 2020, you may have the option to defer your course to begin in January 2021. To defer your course, you will need to complete our deferral request form which will be available on this page soon. Pre-Sessional English courses for the January 2021 intake will also be available.
Can’t see your course listed? We are working to offer more courses starting in January 2021, please check this page regularly for new course additions
If you have any questions about postgraduate study at Aston University, your course, the application process, life at the University, and in the city of Birmingham, you can chat with our admissions team on our live chats.
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To find the most suitable January start course for you, explore the list below or try our new course finder:
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If you're thinking of starting your postgraduate studies in January, complete this quiz to find the most suitable course for you...
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We are searching courses at Aston Business School, one of only 1% of business schools worldwide to be triple-accredited.
If you are looking for Law, Languages & Social Sciences, Engineering & Applied Sciences, or Health & Life Sciences, these courses don't currently have a January start date so check our general master's course finder.
Great, we are searching courses at Aston Business School, one of only 1% of business schools worldwide to be triple-accredited.
LLM: International Commercial Law
MSc International Accounting and Finance
MSc Business Analytics
MSc Information Systems and Business Analysis
MSc Crisis and Disaster Management
MSc Supply Chain Management
MSc Global Operations and Service Management
MSc Strategic Marketing Management
MSc Strategy and International Business
MSc International Business
What mode of study would you prefer?
MSc Work Psychology and Business
MSc Human Resource Management
MSc Business Psychology
MSc Accounting and Finance
Would you like to study overseas for part of your course?
Joint MA in Multilevel Governance and International Relations (with integrated professional training)
Double MA in Europe and the World
Double MA in Governance and International Politics
MA in International Relations and Global Governance
You could be suited to more than one of our master's courses
Which of these job roles appeals to you most?
What kind of course are you looking to study?
Did your first degree include...
What are you building?
You are working on planning cities for the future.
MSc Artificial Intelligence
MSc Data Analytics
What aspect of data and technology interests you more?
MSc Computer Science
How do you prefer to learn?
What is it?
At your retirement party, people are talking about your biggest achievement.
Where would your ideal workplace be?
MSc Mechanical Engineering
What interests you more?
Are you more interested in...
What’s your next workplace goal?
You’ve accomplished getting your dream job and are succeeding in your role.
What achievement of yours has led to this?
A few years from now, you’ve been offered a promotion.
MSc Engineering Management
What would you prefer to do in your future career?
What would you prefer?
It looks like you would be suited to a job related to financial management. Let's focus more on what you want to do.
Does this sound like you?
It looks like you want a job in accountancy.
We have courses that are accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Which of these famous people do you think studied accountancy?
What did your first degree include?
The answer is both of them!
We just need a little more information to take you to the most suitable course.
What problem would you have preferred to manage?
It looks like you would be suited to a role in business operations.
What would you usually prefer to manage?
Would you prefer to focus on the impact of risks to...
Which use of data do you like the most?
It looks like you would be suited to an analytical job in a business or as a consultant. This may involve the use of a large and complex amount of data to meet business needs and help a business to grow.
What would you prefer to do?
We just need a little more information to take you to the most suitable Aston master's.
Would you like to explore a master's in business, management and strategy?
Would you like to learn how to develop and manage technology and information systems in a business?
Do you have a law degree?
Which of these famous people studied law?
At Aston, we focus on commercial law, which can lead to a role as a lawyer or in business management.
What would you prefer to study?
Would you like to study a broader business and management degree?
It looks like you could be suited to a role as a business development manager. This requires a wide range of business skills.
Which of these is more like your ideal job?
These are descriptions of the roles of two Aston graduates.
Which accreditation is more important to you?
Many of our courses come with professional accreditation.
Do you want to be an entrepreneur?
At Aston, we enable our students to have an entrepreneurial mindset, whether they are starting their own business or helping an existing business to grow.
Choose advice from a successful entrepreneur...
These business owners are all graduates of Aston University.
What will be your entrepreneurial role?
How would you like to study?
MSc Business Enterprise Development
How would you like to practise running your own business?
Choose advice for your Aston course:
These Aston graduates all studied business strategy.
You are more like...
MSc Strategy and Analytics
Which of these is more like your ideal course?
How much professional work experience do you have?
It sounds like you would be suited to an MBA (Master's in Business Administration).
This course will give you a great understanding of how businesses operate in today’s very competitive global commercial environment. It will develop your skills in business strategy and leadership.
Which of these studied the Aston MBA?
How would you prefer to study?
The answer is all of them!
MBA (full time)
Executive MBA (part time)
What's the discipline you would like to specialise in?
Would you prefer to develop a deeper understanding of your subject area through a course that is focused on...
If you had to choose one thing to do as part of your course, you would choose...
MS Regenerative Medicines Manufacturing
MSc Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicines
What fascinates you more?
MSc Cognitive Neuroscience
Would you prefer to learn online or on campus?
MSc Health Psychology (Online)
MSc Health Psychology (on-campus)
Are you an overseas student aiming to convert an existing pharmacy qualification so it is recognised in the UK?
Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists (OSPAP)
What are you most interested in studying?
MSc Drug Delivery
MSc Pharmaceutical Science
What are your career goals?
We can help you to develop a wide range of skills, from accounting to marketing, that will help you in your future management position. We can also help you to be a successful manager in a business that operates in multiple countries and cultures.
MSc Business and Management
MSc Strategy and Entrepreneurship
MSc Marketing and Entrepreneurship
MSc Entrepreneurship and Analytics
MSc Leadership and Entrepreneurship
What are your career plans?
MSc Marketing and Strategy
MSc Strategy and Leadership
Which of these appeals more to you?
MSc Marketing and Leadership
MSc Marketing and Analytics
MSc Leadership and Analytics
MSc Business Analytics (Online)
MSc Business and Management (Online)
MSc Business Economics and Finance
MSc Investment Analysis
Who studied two degrees in Economics?
Here are two winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics.
The answer is Amartya Sen, who studied in both India and the UK.
We just need a little more information to take you to a suitable course.
Would you like to explore our business and management degrees?
It looks like you would be suited to a broader master's degree in business and management.
Which of these successful investors is also a Chartered Accountant?
The answer is Rakesh Jhunjhunwala!
We need a little more information to take you to a suitable master's course.
Would you like to focus on finance or combine this with economics?
We have more than one master's course that includes finance.
What are you looking to do in your master's course?
MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
What did you study in your first degree?
Great, we can help you to build a professional career in translation.
How much teaching experience do you have?
Great, we have just the course for you.
For our translation course, you will need to show that have an advanced level of competence in one of these languages:
MA Translating for Business and International Institutions
MA Forensic Linguistics
With a strong demand for accounting and financial skills in the job market, our MSc Accounting and Finance can set you up for a rewarding career. This fast-paced masters programme will bring you up to speed with the fundamentals of accountancy and business finance.
Developed in collaboration with industry practitioners, this course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to kick-start your career within the financial sector. You’ll master key theories and concepts of economics and finance as well as gain quantitative skills that are in high demand in the global job market.
Our MSc Finance will equip you with the financial knowledge and technical skills to kick-start a successful and rewarding career in the financial sector. You’ll develop your understanding of corporate finance, asset valuation, investment management and risk management techniques.
If you’re looking to take your accounting and finance skills to the next level and enhance your international employability, then our MSc International Accounting and Finance is perfect for you.
Discover how to undertake security valuation and portfolio management by studying equity, debt andderivative markets in domestic and international sectors, and learn about the key techniques used by financial traders. This course has a strong focus on the practical application of finance within a trading or corporate setting.
Modern businesses in the UK and worldwide have a great need for professionals with analytical planning and big data analysis skills. Our MSc Business Analytics will enable you to embark on a rewarding career in what’s fast becoming one of the most important and influential functions within business.
Enhance your employability and set yourself up for a rewarding career with our MSc Business and Management. You’ll study a broad range of business topics, giving you an extensive understanding of how companies operate and providing you with valuable management skills and techniques.
Our MSc Entrepreneurship will help you to identify business opportunities and pursue new ventures. You will develop your understanding of the global commercial environment allowing you to manage and grow a business internationally.
Gain a detailed understanding of information systems and how they empower business operations. Develop highly desirable technical skills in building and maintaining ICT systems and project management.
Ranked as one of the world’s top MBA programmes, the Aston MBA is empowering the next generation of global business leaders and entrepreneurs.
This course provides you with a detailed theoretical knowledge of Human Resource Management, whilst at the same time giving you the relevant vocational skills needed for a range of HR roles.
Our MSc International Business will equip you with the skills and know-how needed to secure highly coveted roles with leading international firms.This course will give you cultural awareness and problem solving skills.
If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd and kick-start your career in Marketing, our MSc Strategic Marketing Management is the course for you. You’ll gain the knowledge and develop the skills you need to become a successful, well-rounded marketing professional.
Our MA in TESOL is designed for those who would like to obtain a substantial postgraduate qualification in the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
The MA in TESOL and Translation Studies is for those who wish to pursue a career in TESOL and acquire additional expertise in translation theory and practice.
This innovative programme - which offers specialist coaching in translation from Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, French, Spanish or German - prepares you both for a professional career in the global language industry and for ongoing research.
This cutting-edge Masters programme broadens students' global perspectives on issues of governance and contemporary international relations.
Aston Business School has been ranked in the top 100 in the world for Business and Management by the QS World University Rankings.
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Why I started in January? "I researched business schools in the UK and their rankings. I discovered Aston had very good ranking and was located in a city that is central to the United Kingdom, Birmingham. It also had a good academic curriculum with the exact combination of knowledge I was looking for - I immediately fell in love with the school and with the city. The option to start my studies in January was an additional benefit. I enjoy the teaching method, the lectures were made easy to relate to. They were as clear as can be and most of all, the lecturers/teachers were pro-active in knowing if we had questions and endeavoured to answer them as adequately as possible and where necessary point us to helpful material."