Research course

Finance and Risk Management

Institution
University of Stirling · Stirling Management School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Masters in Finance and Risk Management places an emphasis on real-world experiences to equip you with the skills you’ll need for a successful career in finance and financial risk management.

As you study, you’ll acquire a broad knowledge of finance, finance theories and the practical methods used to analyse financial data. The course provides specialist knowledge of financial risk management, and the analytical skills needed to understand financial risk management, including how to identify, measure and manage a broad range of financial risk types including operational risk, foreign exchange risk, liquidity risk and market risk.

You’ll have access to professional financial databases including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Datastream, S&P Capital IQ and Financial Times. Other features of the course include the Amplify Trading Boot Camp, where students get first-hand experience in real-world trading, and the Student Managed Investment Fund, which provides students with the experience of managing actual funds. There’s also an opportunity to attend our series of guest lectures by professionals from the industry. All these features help to enhance employability, increase participation, improve learning, and play a part in a world-leading student experience.

Information for international students

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

  • IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 with minimum 162 in each skill
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 169 with minimum of 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17

For more information on ways that you can meet our English language requirements, including options to waive the requirement, please read our information on English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please consult our website for up-to-date information on course fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Dionysia Dionysiou
Email
graduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk