Taught course

International Accounting and Finance

University of Stirling · Stirling Management School

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in any discipline or equivalent professional qualifications or significant and relevant work experience. Applicants should be reasonably numerate.

Months of entry


Course content

Globalisation, the growth of multinational enterprises, the convergence of international accounting practices and the expansion of the European Union all contribute to the importance of an international focus in accounting and finance education.

The increasing influence of international financial reporting standards and the shortage in some countries of international accounting expertise have led to significant demand for relevant education. Also in the EU the speed and significance of recent reforms have led to a demand for Master’s-level education which reflects these developments and facilitates transition.

Course Objectives

Accounting and finance qualifications, especially with an international focus, greatly enhance employment opportunities and career prospects in business, commerce and accountancy. The global accounting body ACCA recognises the MSc International Accounting and Finance, giving graduates of the course exemption from up to six of their papers. In addition, the course provides an ideal base for progression to PhD level study.

Fees and funding

Stirling Management School is committed to investing in academically talented students, enabling them to further their education with a reputable qualification from one of the many postgraduate degree courses on offer at the University of Stirling. There are various categories of funding available to support the cost of your studies at Stirling Management School.

This course is currently approved for PTFL (Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan) funding from SAAS, full details of how to apply for PTFL can be found here: http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/financial-information/scholarships/#PTFL

Full details of the PTFL fund and how to apply online can be found here: www.saas.gov.uk

For further information on possible sources of funding, visit: http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/financial-information/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months


full time
6 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)

Course contact details

Joanne Fairbrother
+44 (0) 1786 467297