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MSc Finance and Data Analytics

University of Stirling

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Stirling

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

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 course 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. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Course objectives

Over the course of your studies on this Masters course you will:

  • Gain deep understanding of finance theories
  • Acquire skills in programming languages
  • Develop knowledge and skills in analysing data to inform investment decisions
  • Enhance your critical and analytical skills

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,845per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Stirling

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    University of Stirling, Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 103 2

    44th out of 110 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    176 80%

    6th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    81st

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    137 57%

    41st

    38
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    31st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.57 71%

    105th

    15

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