The University of Stirling’s MSc Investment Analysis has a world-class reputation and is the UK’s longest-established postgraduate course in the field. We are ranked top 20 in the UK for Accounting and Finance, and Economics (The Complete University Guide 2018).
The course syllabus has a distinctly international focus. This reflects the globalised nature of financial markets and the investment management profession.
On this Masters course you’ll:
The course also includes an innovative week-long global financial trading and training boot camp. By being able to trade in real time, but with virtual money, the boot camp bridges the gap between an academic understanding of financial markets and how they function in practice.
You’ll need 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.
Flying Start Leadership Programme
This programme is delivered at the start of the academic year to introduce you to the self-awareness, knowledge and techniques essential for building a successful career. You’ll discover how to understand business metrics, take part in networking and improve your communication skills.
The module details given below are subject to change as the University regularly revises and refreshes the curriculum of our taught programmes. The modules outlined below represent those offered in 2018/19 on this course of study.
MSc Investment Analysis graduates have potential career opportunities in both the ‘buy side’ and the ‘sell side’ of the investment industry. The ‘buy side’ refers to those investing their own money or their client’s money, for example:
The ‘sell side’ refers to the broking firms and investment banks that trade stocks and provide opinions of investment value that are available in the public domain, as opposed to the research created by ‘buy side’ analysts that is only available internally.
Many of our graduates hold senior positions in the investment profession. Others have developed successful careers in related fields, such as banking, financial media and business consultancy. Employers are looking for graduates like you, who have the ability to work under pressure, manage conflict and work well in a team. Through our Flying Start programme, you’ll discover how to understand business metrics, take part in networking and improve your communication skills. Our supportive programme of activities will help you to achieve your ambitions by transforming your employability skills.