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BA (Hons) Finance and Investment (Partner institutions)

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Our Finance and Investment 2 year or 3 year honours course gives you the opportunity to obtain a degree in less than four years, as credit is given to prior learning at partner institutions.

Finance and Investment (Partner institutions)

Clearing places available to eligible students      Clearing 2018

Key facts

  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Start date September
  • Duration 24 months or 36 months
  • Mode of study Full-time, Campus based

This degree is only available to students from partner institutions.

If you’re planning a career in the financial sector, studying at the University of Stirling is the perfect starting point. Our course gives you the opportunity to gain an undergraduate honours Finance and Investment degree in either two or three years, depending on your existing qualifications. We've designed our degree to blend finance modules in such a way to ensure a smooth progression from your earlier studies, leading to the achievement of a university degree.

Our degree provides you with the opportunity to study finance and investment in depth, while also giving you a broad understanding of the wider business environment. You'll gain both a degree from a reputable university, as well as acquiring useful transferable skills such as communication and research skills.

Apply through your partner institution. 

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  • Entry requirements

    Only available to students from partner institutions who bear the appropriate entry requirements. This would be either an HND from a partner further education college, or successful completion of relevant programmes at INTO. 

    Depending on the level of qualifications you have, you may enter either Year 2 or Year 3.

  • Additional information

    General entrance requirements apply

    If you’ve taken exams over two sittings, repeated an exam, or been upgraded, the entrance requirements may be higher.

    Mathematics Standard Grade (3), National 5 (C), Intermediate 2 (C), GCSE (C) or Level 4 or equivalent. If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher.

    Application procedure

    Entry only available from partner institutions.

  • English language requirements

    If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

    • IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
    • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component
    • IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17

    More information on our English language requirements

    Pre-sessional English language courses

    If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.

    Find out more about our pre-sessional English language courses

Both of our two and three year degrees consist of three 20-credit modules delivered per semester.

Three year degree

Year 1 - You'll study introductory accounting subjects, plus contextual modules in economics and mathematics. 

Year 2 – Takes you through a more in-depth look at finance, including a couple more advanced modules in accounting, providing essential context into the work of a finance professional.

Year 3 – This final year consists of advanced modules in finance.

Two year degree

If you're entering as a student via the two year route, we recognise that you'll have studied much more accounting and finance prior to entry. Therefore, in your first year, emphasis is given to finance modules, and in your final year, advanced finance modules. 


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 2017/18 on this course of study.

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Course details

  • Teaching

    Our course is delivered via three 20-credit modules per semester. When you study Finance and Investment at the University of Stirling you can be confident that everything you learn includes the latest industry trends. You’ll learn through a combination of formal lectures, seminars and practical workshops. Small group tutorials will also provide feedback and reinforcement of lecture topics throughout each semester.

    All our teaching is rooted in world-class research, and Stirling Management School is ranked in the top 25 institutions in the UK for Business and Management, from over 100, in the most recent Research Excellence Framework study (REF 2014).

  • Assessment

    The main methods of assessment are coursework (generally accounting for 20-30% of attainment), and an end of semester, unseen, closed-book written examination, which is generally about 2-hours long.

  • Contact

For fees and funding information, please contact your partner institution.

What jobs can you get with a Finance and Investment degree?

Taking our Finance and Investment (partner institutions) degree can open up opportunities with finance-related organisations, private and public sector bodies, and a host of other employers. Most of our graduates enter the finance sector, with banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions, or they work in a finance function in business.

However, a finance degree can also set you up for careers outside of the financial sector. A wide range of employers recognise that your finance background gives you a strong business-focused education, and equips you with important skills (numerical, communication, problem-solving and more). 

Our Finance graduates are currently working in a wide range of countries around the world including: the UK, Norway, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, Mongolia, Ireland, Canada, Vietnam and China. 

During your degree, you can also take advantage of a range of specialist career services. Find out more about how we prepare you for the world of work.

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