12 months
21345 GBP/year
9850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Chartered Banker Institute fully accredited Masters course in Banking and Finance from University of Stirling gives you the knowledge and analytical skills you’ll need for a successful career in banking and finance in an increasingly digital world.

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The MSc Banking and Finance course from University of Stirling is suitable for everyone, whether you already have related qualifications or experience, or want to change the direction of your career. The course is fully accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute, the oldest and largest UK professional body for bankers, making our course one of very few UK courses in banking and finance to offer this level of recognition.

As the world moves away from physical cash, replaced by cryptocurrencies, and physical banking is replaced by online banking and finance, our course focuses upon how technology and digital infrastructure is changing the way banks do business. You will learn how FinTech is changing bank management and finance, and how cryptocurrencies will change the way banking and finance operates.

You will acquire the analytical skills and the critical knowledge in this changing environment which will enable you to further your career in the new digital banking and financial sector. The course offers you practical business led knowledge and you can expect to see leading banking and finance experts from the sector in the classroom offering you the most contemporary industry thinking.

Career opportunities

Our MSc Digital Banking and Finance graduates have enjoyed worldwide success within different organisations, ranging from multinational banks to asset management companies. 96% of our postgraduate leavers are in employment or further study within fifteen months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020, HESA). Taking our course you'll benefit from an innovative week-long global financial trading and training boot camp run by Amplify Trading.

Our graduates work in countries such as China, Germany, Greece, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Norway, Turkey, Malta and the UK.

In addition to working for banks and financial services organisations, our graduates have found opportunities at specialist property companies, government agencies and other organisations that must deal with banks daily. Our graduates work for many different financial organisations, including:

  • Alpha Bank
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Bank of China
  • Citibank
  • CITIC Trust
  • DXC Technology
  • Emporiki Asset Management
  • Ernst and Young
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • HSBC
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Ministry of Finance (Greece)
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Santander
  • Vodafone 

Alumni who have built their careers after graduating more than 10 years ago now hold posts such as the regional head of Novartis in Switzerland, credit partner at Santander Corporate Banking and head of banking trends at Egnatia Bank in Greece.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Flying Start Leadership Programme
  • Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Economics for Banking and Finance 
  • Digital Banking and Finance: Technological Innovation
  • Bank Theory, Operations and Strategy
  • Corporate Finance

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
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    Based on the tuition of 21345 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9850 GBP per year 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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