Economics and Finance MA

Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
Leicester, United Kingdom
Master's Degree
Study mode
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
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Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 67,252

Entry Requirements

The University offers as its normal entry routes:

  • entry at Level 1, mainly for students with Scottish Highers (or similar)
  • entry at Level 2, mainly for students with A-levels (or similar).

There is nevertheless considerable flexibility, depending on the level of qualifications, for entrants with A-levels to opt to enter at Level 1 and for Scottish students to enter at Level 2. Direct entry into Level 3 is also possible for students who already have certain HE qualifications.

Level 1 entry

  • Highers: AAAB
  • A-Levels: BBB
  • HNC: B in graded unit
  • Int. Baccalaureate: 29 points

Additional information: Passes in English and Mathematics at Credit level (Standard Grade), or A - C (GCSE)

Level 2 entry

  • A-Levels: ABB in relevant subjects
  • Advanced Highers: BB in relevant subjects, plus AAAB at Higher.
  • HNC: Relevant HNC. Entry to Level 2 will be considered for exceptional candidates on an individual basis.
  • HND: BB in graded units, relevant HND
  • Int. Baccalaureate: 34 points

Additional information: Minimum of grade C in Maths at AS Level or Scottish Higher required for Level 2 entry.


Level 1 

  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introductory Maths
  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Elective​

Level 2

  • Intermediate Economics 1: Theory & Techniques (30 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Financial Markets Theory
  • Intermediate Economics 2
  • Corporate Financial Theory
  • Statistical Techniques
  • Elective​

Level 3

  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Advanced Economics 1
  • Econometrics Project
  • Advanced Economics 2
  • ​One Finance option
  • Three electives​

Level 4

  • Advanced Economic Policy 1
  • Advanced Economic Policy 2
  • ​Three Finance options
  • One Economics option
  • Two options from Accountancy & Finance, Economics or Business Management

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