Banking and Finance

University of Stirling


Stirling Campus


The MSc Banking and Finance course is suitable for everyone, whether you already have related qualifications or experience, or want to change the direction of your career. The course helps you progress towards recognised professional qualifications that are accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute, making this course one of the few UK programmes to offer this level of recognition.

You’ll develop an understanding of the concepts and methodologies of banking practice, an appreciation of the value and limitations of research, and a critical awareness of the current and potential problems facing the industry. You’ll also improve your ability to understand and compile economic reports, company accounts and financial forecasts.

Students are encouraged to reflect on the benefits of a more ethical approach to banking and finance. You should be aware of the importance of sustainability in financial decision making, and in particular how social and environmental risk factors affect financial performance.

You can exit at the end of 6 months with a PgCert Banking and Finance.

You can exit at the end of 9 months with a PgDip Banking and Finance.

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.

Start Date

February, September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Stirling Management School

SCQF Level