Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University's MA (Hons) in Economics and Finance will give you the skills to investigate, analyse and answer global economic questions as well as specialist understanding in financial theories and practice.
This degree does not require prior knowledge of the core disciplines of economics and finance. Study begins at an introductory level and the degree has a flexible structure to enable students to tailor their studies so that they can pursue their own interests.
As a result, graduates are able to embark upon successful careers, especially in market analyst, stockbroker, portfolio manager, performance analyst, and civil service, as well as a wide range of management roles. Graduates also pursue further study in economics and related disciplines at Masters and PhD level.
Your learning will be underpinned by the knowledge of highly respected economists who design and teach our courses with a real-world focus that stems directly from their global research into economic issues.
Finance courses are taught by academics and experienced practitioners and you will have the opportunity to make use of the university’s state-of-the-art Bloomberg Finance Lab to gain employable, practical finance skills.
2023 entry requirements
Standard entry: 4 Highers at AABB (two sittings) plus English and Maths at National 5.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC (two sittings) plus English and Maths at National 5.
For entry to Level 2 you would require 2 Advanced Highers at BB including Accounting, Business Management or Economics plus Highers at AABB including Maths at B.
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