Economics, Banking and Finance

Heriot-Watt University


Edinburgh Campus


Our MSc in Economics, Banking and Finance will give you the chance to develop specialist expertise across three inter-connected and highly influential subject areas. The degree is informed by recent developments in Heriot-Watt’s sector leading research in Economics and Finance.

Heriot-Watt University is ranked as the number 1 university in Scotland, and top 10 in the UK, for studying both Economics and Finance in the Guardian University League Tables 2018.

As Heriot-Watt University is situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh, we have excellent links to the financial sector of Scotland’s capital city - the UK’s second biggest financial and economics hub. We also have close ties to the London Stock Exchange which provides excellent industry-focused learning opportunities.

This masters degree in Economics, Banking and Finance is designed to give you practical, specialist knowledge whilst improving your research, professional and advanced communication skills. During this course, you will be able to get lead on independent research project of your own.

The MSc in Economics, Banking and Finance is structured to give you access to a range of professions and managerial careers. These include roles in banks, businesses, non-government organisations and government institutions.

You can exit at the end of 9 months with PgDip Economics, Banking and Finance.

Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree (first or second class) or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


School of Social Sciences



SCQF Level