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Economics and Finance, MA (Hons), Heriot-Watt University

the United Kingdom

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MA (Hons)Full-time4 yearsSeptemberGBP 9250GBP 14200

About Economics and Finance, MA (Hons) - at Heriot-Watt University

The MA in Economics and Finance 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 banking, finance, the civil service and a wide range of management roles, and also pursue further study in economics and related disciplines.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MA (Hons) Economics and Finance students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 80% are working
  • 0% are studying
  • 20% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 80% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £24000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £25000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Sales occupations
  • Elementary occupations

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternationalFeePaid by SAAS£9,250£14,200

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
  • Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship (£1,000 per year)

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB (over two sittings)
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • HNC B in graded unit

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB in relevant subjects, plus AAAB at Higher.
  • A-Levels ABB in relevant subjects
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points plus relevant subjects
  • HND BB in graded units, relevant HND
  • Additional information Minimum of grade C in Mathematics at Scottish Higher, grade C in Mathematics at AS or 5 in HL Maths for International Baccalaureate is required.

Additional information

  • Intermediate 2 / National 5 / GCSE English and Mathematics are required for all Economics programmes.
  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details

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