BA (Hons) Finance


Program Description


Study Finance at the University of Stirling and discover why we're ranked in the top 5 universities in Scotland for Accounting and Finance and Top 20 in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2021). 

Rooted in cutting-edge research and shaped by the latest developments in finance theory and practice, this course will give you a comprehensive understanding of how stock markets work, how companies reduce foreign exchange risk, why corporate governance matters and why financial crises occur. As you study, you’ll gain a thorough grounding in the theoretical and analytical skills needed for a career in corporate finance, investment management or financial services.

Your studies in Finance can also be combined with one of four complementary subjects, including our industry-accredited Accountancy course. Graduating with an Accountancy and Finance degree from Stirling means you’ll be granted significant exemptions from professional exams when the time comes to kick-start your career. 

Finance at Stirling is ranked among the best courses of its kind in the country and has a 88% student satisfaction rating (National Student Survey 2020), making it the perfect starting point for a world of exciting opportunities.

Top reasons to study with us

#1 Ranked in the top 5 in Scotland for Accounting and Finance and Top 20 in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2021)

#2 88% student satisfaction rate (The National Student Survey 2020)

#3 Combine Finance with a complementary subject – including our quadruple-accredited Accountancy course

Course details

You can study Finance as a four-year single-honours degree or take it in conjunction with one of four other subjects to earn a combined honours degree. In the first three semesters, you will study the core modules in Finance, Accounting and Economics, and two other subjects per semester. Semesters 4-8 cover core advanced modules, including Mergers and Acquisitions, International Finance, and Financial Analysis. You can also choose further advanced modules in Accounting and Finance from a list of electives or from those required by the particular degree course you are following.


Everything you learn in your Finance course is rooted in cutting-edge research and reflects the latest developments in finance theory and practice. You’ll learn through a series of lectures, tutorials, computer-based workshops and independent study. Every step of the way, you’ll be encouraged to enhance your inter-personal skills and gain an awareness of how those skills meet the needs of an employer in a business setting.


Your final grade for each Finance module will be based on a combination of coursework and exams. Assessed coursework typically includes essays, problem-solving exercises or tests. In your final year, you’ll write a dissertation – a major opportunity to sharpen your skills in research, data analysis and communication.

Study abroad

You’ll have the opportunity to broaden your horizons and study abroad through our well-established connections with several international universities.

Find out more about studying abroad.


Dr Dimos Kambouroudis, Course Director

+44 (0)1786 467296

Fees - 2021/22

  • Overseas students (non-EU): £ £15,100
  • Scottish students: £ 1,820
  • Students from the rest of the UK: £9,250
  • EU Students: £15,100*

*For EU students starting studies in academic year 2021/22, we will award an automatic scholarship of up to £30k over the duration of your course. This is subject to eligibility criteria

Last updated Oct 2020

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About the School

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