University of Stirling


University of Stirling
In Stirling

Prefer to call the centre directly?

Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Stirling (Scotland)
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Stirling (Scotland)


Studying finance involves the investigation of how company managers and investors make financial decisions, how they manage risk and how financial markets function.
The course addresses issues such as: how do stock markets work? How can I make money by trading futures and options? What would be the implications for Britain of adopting the Euro? How can companies reduce foreign exchange risk? Do shareholders benefit from corporate takeovers? Does corporate governance matter? Why do financial crises occur? What types of securities should be included in an investment portfolio?
Finance teaching at Stirling is highly rated and you will gain a thorough grounding in the theoretical and analytical skills needed for a career in corporate finance, investment management or financial services.
In the 2016 NSS student survey, Finance at Stirling is ranked joint 1st in Scotland, with 94% of students satisfied overall.
Accounting & Finance at Stirling is ranked 3rd in Scotland and 14th in the UK, according to the 2017 Good University Guide.
This subject may be studied in combination with a number of other subjects - learn more.

Facilities (1)
Where and when



See map
University Of Stirling, FK9 4LA


On request

To take into account

· Requirements

Alternative routes Students from accredited colleges can enter the course in Year 3.

Questions & Answers

Ask a question and other users will answer you

Who do you want to respond to your question/enquiry?

We will only publish your name and question

What you'll learn on the course

Financial Training
IT risk
Corporate Finance

Course programme

Structure and contentSemesters 1 - 3

You will take core modules in the following:

  • Finance I: An examination of the two key aspects of corporate finance: the financing decision and the investment decision. The evaluation of investment risk and return. Introduction to financial securities and financial markets. Basic principles of security valuation

  • Accounting I: An understanding of the basic concepts required to prepare and analyse financial statements

  • Accounting II: An examination of the basic accounting techniques used by management accountants to help in decision making and in the formulation of future plans

  • Introductory Microeconomics: This module analyses how individual markets work, how prices are set, how resources are allocated in an economy and how firms and households respond to changing market conditions

  • Introductory Macroeconomics: Macroeconomics is concerned with issues relating to the economy as a whole such as the general standard of living, unemployment and inflation

Semesters 4 - 8

You are required to take the following advanced modules:

  • Finance II

  • External Reporting

  • Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Personal Financial Planning

  • International Finance

  • Securities and Investment

  • Financial Analysis

  • Finance Dissertation

Additional advanced modules may be selected from advanced semester Accountancy or Finance options, or from those required by the particular degree course being followed.

Compare to choose better:
See all