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MSc Economics degrees at Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh Business School develop specialist expertise across three inter-connected and highly influential subject areas of Energy, Finance and Economics.

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Be FutureMade in Economics

Learn to apply economic theory to the real world.

Economics at Heriot-Watt focuses on key current issues such as energy and the environment and developmental economics,  reflecting our expertise in econometrics, development, macro and monetary economics.

We enjoy consistently strong rankings from university league tables and student satisfaction surveys, and our Economics graduates have developed an excellent reputation in industry.

Learning without Limits

We are passionate about Economics and its important place in this world, and we want to empower more women to engage with this subject work in a career that holds great importance in the world we live in today. “Economics affects all of our lives. We as women need a seat at that table” - Dr Rachel Forshaw

Postgraduate Economics degrees

"I will always treasure my time in Edinburgh at Heriot-Watt, particularly because of the amazing lecturers! They are all active in their fields, so they were able to bring their own research into the classroom which made for a very interactive and applied programme. "

Amanda Skellington (2019) ,
Economist at Strategy&, PwC

Be FutureMade


Professional Skills for Economics

The mark of a good economist is confidence in managing and interpreting data and that's why we provide students with a licence and training for the use of Stata, SPSS and Bloomberg Terminals; essential resources for professional economists. 

As a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner, we give students the chance to learn-by-doing in our state of the art Bloomberg Finance Lab where they can analyse key markets, find the latest financial data and pinpoint economic trends. 

Accreditation: Energy Institute

Energy Institute

We are recognised as a Learning Affiliate by the Energy Insistute for our MSc Energy and Economics

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