BA (Hons) Finance
Our highly-rated CFA-affiliated degree is versatile and practical. Take a closer look at how studying finance at Stirling can boost your future opportunities.
- Award BA (Hons)
- Start date January 2022, September 2022, January 2023
- Duration 48 months or 36 months
- Mode of study Part-time, Full-time
- UCAS Code N300
- Study abroad opportunities
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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 2022).
Our BA Hons Finance is the first undergraduate degree in Scotland to have
Rooted in international 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 professionally-accredited Accountancy course. Graduating with an Accountancy and Finance degree from Stirling means you’ll be granted significant exemptions from professional exams when you begin your career.
Finance at Stirling is ranked among the best courses of its kind in the country and has an 87% student satisfaction rating, in the top 10 in the UK (National Student Survey 2021), making it the perfect starting point for a world of exciting opportunities.
Amplify Trading Boot Camp
Students on the BA Finance or studying a combined degree with Finance have the opportunity to participate in this innovative week-long global financial trading and training boot camp run by our partner Amplify. The Stirling Amplify course won the CFA Institute Innovative Delivery of Education (IDEA) global award and gives you the chance to trade futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. By letting you 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.
Student Managed Investment Fund
Our students have established a Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), with support of our academics within the Accounting and Finance Division. The SMIF allows you to gain practical
Top reasons to study with us
The BA Hons Finance is a member of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, a designation awarded to academic
We’re the only affiliated partner undergraduate course in Scotland, one of a small number in the UK and one of a select
The CFA Institute is the largest association of investment professionals in the world. Successful completion of the CFA
To become a CFA Charter Holder you must study the CFA curriculum and take exams at CFA Levels I, II and III. At least 70%
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What our students said
BA (Hons) Economics and Finance
The ability to take a joint honours degree was highly beneficial. I was able to select a wide range of modules that interest me. The crossover between the two subjects – Economics and Finance - meant I could draw on methods from each.
BA (Hons) Economics and Finance
Read Gregorio's storyThe opportunities I was offered to improve my skills and employability, such as the mentor programme and Amplify, really positions Stirling as peerless.