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Exemption eligibility

Exemption from core courses may be granted on the basis of bachelor level and professional qualifications. Exemption from core and elective courses may be granted on the basis of PG level qualifications (except fully completed degrees) and professional qualifications.

Exemptions will not be awarded on the basis of courses which have been used towards the award of another degree at master's level, whether this was awarded by Heriot-Watt University or other institutions. For example, a student who has gained an MSc in Accounting will not be given an exemption in Accounting from Edinburgh Business School’s MBA or MSc degree programmes.

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Exemptions enquiry

These exemptions are only ever at our discretion and are considered on the basis of qualifications gained through formal examination, whether at degree level or through a professional body.

If you would like to enquire about your eligibility, please complete an exemption application form and email it to the exemption team.