University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Computing for Financial Markets

This course covers the application and development of computer technologies as used in banking and financial systems, as well as financial and economic principles. Students will be provided with knowledge in key areas involving three subjects: Computing, Economics, and Finance. Together they offer a unique combination of expertise required for a successful career in the financial sector. This MSc offers a choice of computing modules so that the student can adapt the course to their previous computing experience.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent. No formal qualification in economics, finance or computing is required. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

In Semester 1 you will take the following two core modules: Financial economics; quantitative methods in finance. There will then be 4 other optional modules for students to choose from. In Semester 2 you will study three core modules: Derivatives; investments and portfolio management; object-oriented software design. There will be a further choice of an elective for students to choose.

Assessment methods

Assesment is based on a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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