Finance and Economics, M.Sc. | University of Stirling | Stirling, United Kingdom
12 months
21345 GBP/year
9850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Finance and Economics Masters from University of Stirling combines finance theory and practice with real-world economics to help you interpret markets, anticipate financial opportunities and identify risks.

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This Finance and Economics Masters from University of Stirling  equips you with the practical skills you need to address the complex issues faced by businesses, governments and financial institutions.

As you study, you’ll use evidence and real-world applications to challenge economic theories and models. This approach is combined with finance theory and practice to gain a deep understanding of, and the capacity to analyse, financial markets, investment potentials and risks.

Combining practical economics with finance prepares students for professional roles in:

  • The finance and banking sector
  • Central banks
  • Treasury offices
  • Different offices at national, supranational and local government level around the world

Financial economists use tools and concepts to address complex problems, such as financial instability and climate change, and offer potential practical, innovative solutions, such as central bank equity purchases to combat recessions and carbon markets to reduce CO2 emissions. Economics courses often leave these practical problems aside, while focussing on teaching mathematical models that may feel too abstract. At Stirling, we adopt the CORE online platform, which uses an innovative way of teaching economics. Real-world issues are introduced in the classroom and contemporary economics models and data are then used to address them – providing you with ideal preparation for your future career.


This Masters course helps you to develop the skills you need for a career in the finance, banking and public sectors, opening the door to a variety of jobs. Financial economists are appreciated for their analytical skills, which they can apply to many areas and roles, such as:

  • Market and investment analysts and specialists in financial and energy companies such as RBS, Coal Marketing Ltd, China Asset Management Company, China Investment Corporation.
  • Consultants in global economic and financial firms such as NERA Economic Consulting, McKinsey & Company, Mackenzie Consulting Group, Oxera.
  • Advisors, officers and researchers in Central Banks around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Economics of Interactions, Inequality and Policy
  • Investments: Equity Portfolios and Pricing
  • Investments: Fixed Income and Alternative Investments
  • Market Dynamics in the Global Economy

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.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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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