As the modern financial industry increasingly turns to big data to inform investment decisions, there is a growing demand for professionals with a specialisation in data analytics. This Finance and Data Analytics course from University of Stirling equips you with data analysis skills that are in short supply and can be utilised in algorithmic trading, machine learning and artificial intelligence applications.
As you study, you’ll develop core skills in finance, investments and data analytics – all of which can be applied in a final dissertation on a finance-related topic of your choice. You’ll also be taught how to use programming languages (e.g. Python, R) to analyse data and get a thorough understanding of core financial theory and investment practices. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to use professional financial databases, such as Bloomberg, Eikon and S&P Capital IQ.
After you graduate
You’ll graduate from the MSc Finance and Data Analytics course with the skills to meet the modern financial industry’s demand for the use of big data to inform investment decisions. Our innovative week-long global financial boot camp run by Amplify will give you real-world experience of trading, while our guest lecturer programme gives you the chance to learn from, and network with, industry leaders.
This course opens up a range of exciting career opportunities, including:
- Fund management
- Security dealing
- Financial engineering
- Management consultancy
- Corporate finance
- Data analysis work within investment and central banks, and accountancy firms
The University of Stirling Management School has a dedicated Employability Manager and from the very beginning of the course your career is our focus.
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- Corporate Finance
- Representing and Manipulating Data
- Quantitative Methods in Finance
- Blockchain Technologies
- Machine Learning
- Applied Data Analytics Using R
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.
DisciplinesFinance Data Science & Big Data Machine Learning View 235 other Masters in Machine Learning in United Kingdom
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- 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.
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International21345 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21345 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Stirling
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.