Finance and Risk Management

University of Stirling


Stirling Campus


The 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.

You can exit after stage 1 with PgCert Finance and Risk Management

You can exit after stage 2 with PgDip Finance and Risk Management.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent. Those without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma for those students who do not meet the required criteria for this course. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Business, Finance and Sport and meet the required progression grades, you will be guaranteed entry onto this Master's degree.

Start Date

February, September


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Stirling Management School

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

Administration and Management General


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