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Course summary

MA (Hons) Finance at Heriot-Watt’s Edinburgh Business School is a degree with true industry focus that benefits from close links to Edinburgh’s financial sector, the second largest in the UK behind London. This degree achieved 100% overall student satisfaction in National Study Survey 2019 (Unistats). An employable degree The Edinburgh Business School’s MA (Hons) Finance degree develops graduate employability in the financial sector in its broadest sense. Starting from an introductory level, you will go on to study specialist financial management courses which reflect the current thinking and practices in global financial services. This degree is particularly suited to those seeking entry into careers in banking, investment management, financial analysis and financial management, both nationally and internationally. You will study financial markets, statistical techniques, international bonds and currency markets, risk management, mergers and acquisitions and much more. According to Unistats 2019, 90% of recent graduates were in work or further study 6 months after graduating from MA (Hons) Finance. Bloomberg Finance Lab Studying this degree, you will have the opportunity to enhance your employability skills in Heriot-Watt's state-of-the-art Bloomberg Trading Lab which opened on Edinburgh campus in 2018. With use of 16 industry-standard Bloomberg Trading Terminals integrated into our curriculum, students can learn financial analysis techniques with access to live financial data from global markets and international organisations. Accreditation Heriot-Watt University is accredited as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner, recognising us as a leader in experiential learning in the area of finance.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N300
Institution code:
H24
Campus name:
Edinburgh Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

We operate contextual admissions defined by our Fair Access Policy which may mean entry requirements are flexible. We accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK, Europe and International countries. Please contact the Admissions Officer for the programme for further information on the entry requirements for these. Level 1 entry is required in order to gain maximum exemptions from accountancy bodies e.g. ACCA and ICAS.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

As part of the Fair Access Process, the minimum entry requirements enable students who are within one or more of the categories below to be guaranteed an offer: Living in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20) Care Experienced, as identified on the UCAS Application form by ticking the relevant box.


English language requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a Heriot-Watt programme taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability including our own English Language programmes, can be viewed on our website.

HWU English Language Requirements

https://www.hw.ac.uk/study/entry/english-language-requirements.htm


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
69%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £16000* Year 1
International £16000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

202324 Tuition fees are subject to confirmation.
Finance at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS