Show as: Mobile

MSc Finance and Investment

University of Stirling
12 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

MSc Finance and Investment

Acquire in-depth understanding, skills and experience of finance and investment for a successful career in the finance sector, private institutions and central banks.

This course will enable students to acquire a broad knowledge of finance and investment, including a discussion and analysis of current theoretical developments as well as equipping students with the technical skills to analyse current and future issues. As we emerge into a post-COVID 19 world including disruptions to traditional trading and economic activity, the need for a strong understanding of the role finance plays in generating growth and wealth has never been greater.

Admission requirements

Academic 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.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS Indicator 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-skill
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with a minimum of 59 in each sub-skill
  • IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
  • IBT TOEFL Special Home Edition Test 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
  • TOEFL ITP Plus for China minimum 543 overall, 54 in listening, 53 in structure and written expression, 56 in reading and B2 in speaking.
  • Trinity ISE II Pass overall with a Pass in each sub-skill, ISE III Pass overall and in all sub-skills, ISE IV Pass overall and in all sub-skills
  • Aptis (4 skills) CEFR B2 overall and B2 in all sub-skills
  • Duolingo 95 overall with a minimum of 90 in all sub-skills
  • LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator - Pass with minimum 33 in each sub-skill

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL® test is accepted by 10,000+ universities and higher education institutes in over 150 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Program content

Year 1, Autumn semester

Compulsory module

  • Flying Start Leadership Programme
  • Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Bank Theory, Operations and Strategy
  • International Corporate Finance

Year 1, Spring semester

Compulsory module

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Investments: Equity Portfolios and Pricing
  • Economics for Banking and Finance

Year 1, Summer semester


Select 40 credits from Dissertation list

  • Dissertation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Course fee for UK students: £9,350
  • Course fee for EU students: £20,845
  • Course fee for Overseas students: £20,845


Award: Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

Students undertaking this course will:

  • Acquire knowledge, skills and experience for a successful career in the finance sector, private institutions and central banks, and different roles across governments
  • Enhance capabilities to understand how financial markets work using financial market data
  • Critically evaluate how policy affects financial markets and the role of financial markets in the global economy
  • Enhance and develop critical, analytical, interpersonal and other transferable skills

Career paths

Graduates of this course are equipped with a fundamental knowledge of finance, investment, banking, portfolio and risk management. You’ll have the opportunity to develop a career across the finance sector in areas such as investment analysis, portfolio management, financial risk management, banking, financial analysis and other roles in the financial services sector.

About this institute

University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is committed to helping students make a difference in the world. Based in the heart of Scotland, Stirling is a place where ability – not background – is valued, and teaching, employability and facilities are all...

Read more about this school

Be the first to write a review!