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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 6960

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15120

All study options

About Economics, Banking and Finance at Heriot-Watt University

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.

Programme duration

The full-time course starts in mid-September and lasts one year. The course can also be taken part-time over two years, or as a nine month Postgraduate Diploma.

  • Full-time: 12 months (MSc), 9 months (PG Diploma)
  • Part-time: 24 months (MSc), 21 months (PG Diploma)

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 6960International course feesGBP 15120
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study24 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 6960International course feesGBP 15120

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Full-timePart-timePer course
Scotland / Non-UK EU£6,960£3,480£870
England / Northern Ireland / Wales£6,960£3,480£870
Overseas£15,120£7,560£1,890

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

** Fee per course

Scholarships and bursaries

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.

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.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we'll need to see evidence of your English language ability.

The minimum English language requirement for entry to this programme is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.

If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement for this programme prior to commencing your studies:

  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum 5.5 in all skills)
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