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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Stirling

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

This Finance and Economics MSc 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. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Course objectives

Students undertaking this programme will:

  • Acquire knowledge, skills and experience for a successful career in the finance sector, private institutions and central banks, and different offices across governments
  • Develop capabilities to interpret how the economy and financial markets work and interact, using data and contemporary economics analysis
  • Enhance capability to use economics insights and analytics to evaluate policies
  • Become able to critically evaluate how macro and micro policy affect and are affected by households, businesses and nations interacting in the global economy
  • Enhance and develop critical, analytical, interpersonal and other transferable skills

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,950per 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

    27th out of 78 6

  • 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 233
    155 69%

    22nd

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    24th

    22

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