12 months
21345 GBP/year
9850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Finance programme at the University of Stirling gives you a thorough grounding in the theory and analytical techniques used by finance professionals, allowing you to understand how money influences the world we live in.

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Established in 2004, the MSc Finance  at the University of Stirling  has produced alumni who now occupy senior roles in hedge funds, major financial institutions and universities around the world.

You’ll gain hands-on experience of the process of financial decision-making and practical knowledge of the workings and role of financial markets in the allocation of capital. The course also gives you an understanding of the qualitative and quantitative techniques needed to interpret market reactions to geopolitical events such as Coronavirus, Brexit, oil-price shocks and financial crises.

Career opportunities

Our MSc Finance graduates have enjoyed worldwide success within different organisations, ranging from multinational banks to asset management companies. By taking this course you will benefit from an innovative week-long global financial trading and training boot camp run by Amplify. You’ll also have networking opportunities through our guest lecturer programme.

The financial decision making process is becoming increasingly automated. As technology advances, we wish to ensure that our graduates have the opportunity to remain employable and relevant as finance professionals. This course opens up a range of exciting career opportunities which include fund management, security dealing, financial market regulation, treasury management, financial engineering and corporate finance work within investment banking firms. This MSc also provides you with a highly transferable knowledge and skill set that is valuable if you subsequently decide to diversify into other careers, including further study.

Recent graduates of the University of Stirling MSc Finance have been appointed to posts such as business manager in futures trading and senior assistant assessing country risk for an investment bank. Working in locations across the world, our graduates can be found in major financial organisations such as Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of China and HSBC.

The degree is recognised internationally and prospects for career advancement are excellent, with many of our alumni to be found in senior positions around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Flying Start Leadership Programme
  • Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Economics for Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Reporting 
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
  • If you don’t currently meet the academic requirements for this course, INTO University of Stirling offers a variety of preparation programmes that can earn you the qualifications and skills you need for direct entry.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21345 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21345 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Stirling

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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