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. The Finance and Data Analytics course at the 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.
Other features of the course include the Amplify Trading Boot Camp, where you can get first-hand experience of real-world trading, and the Student Managed Investment Fund, which provides experience of managing actual funds through targeted investments. All these features help to enhance employability, give you practical skills, and play a part in a world-leading student experience.
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
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- Flying Start Leadership Programme
- Corporate Finance
- Representing and Manipulating Data
- Quantitative Methods in Finance
- Blockchain Technologies
- Empirical Methods in Finance and Accounting
- Financial Risk Assessment
- 12 months
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DisciplinesFinance Accounting Data Science & Big Data View 331 other Masters in Data Science & Big Data in United Kingdom
- 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.
International20845 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20845 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9350 GBP per year during 12 months.
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