The School of Social Sciences has introduced nine new MSc programmes for the academic year 2017 / 2018:

  • MSc Business Psychology with Coaching
  • MSc Business Psychology with Human Resources Management
  • MSc Business Psychology with Intercultural Communication
  • MSc Energy and Economics
  • MSc International Management and Business Communication with HRM
  • MSc International Management and Business Communications with Marketing
  • MSc Management and leadership in sports business
  • MSc Management and leadership in sports performance
  • MSc Tourism and Heritage Management

MSc Business Psychology – Three new Specialist Programmes

MSc Business Psychology is open to graduates from any discipline and is aimed at people pursuing a career in business. It equips graduates with theoretical knowledge of psychology and related practical skills to enhance effectiveness at individual, team and organisational levels within any business setting.

We have introduced three new specialist programmes on our popular Business Psychology Programme for the 2017/2018 Academic Year. Each new Business Psychology programme will combine four key courses from Business Psychology with four specialist courses from your chosen discipline:

MSc Business Psychology with Coaching

Entry Requirements: Minimum Second Class Honours or equivalent. If English is not a first language, or degree was not taught in English, the minimum entry is IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

MSc Business Psychology with Human Resources Management

Entry Requirements: Minimum of second class Honours degree or equivalent in any discipline from a UK or international university; English at level IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent, with no individual element at less than 6.0.

MSc Business Psychology with Intercultural Communication

Entry Requirements: Minimum of second class Honours degree or equivalent in any discipline from a UK or international university; English at level IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent, with no individual element at less than 6.0.

 

MSc Energy and Economics

An innovative new degree programme from the Heriot-Watt's Economics Department. Energy and Economics has been introduced to offer students a detailed overview of conversion and use of energy resources. Students will learn to apply the core tools of economic analysis to the energy sector and learn how to analyse the socio-economic and environmental impacts of energy-related activities. The programme provides a broad introduction to current energy issues and develops specialist knowledge and skills so students learn to analyse, appraise and design energy policy, systems or equipment.

Entry Requirements: Honours degree (2.i) in Mechanical Engineering, another Engineering degree, Economics, Mathematics, or a degree in another quantitative discipline.

 

MSc International Management and Business Communication with HRM

Our new MSc International Management and Business Communication with Human Resource Management programme builds on the existing IMBC programme and provides students with Human Resource Management as an area of specialisation. The core courses on this programme are: International Business Context, Work Culture & Organisations, Business Communication, Intercultural Communication, Human Resource Management, Business Economics and Research in International Business Communications.

Entry Requirements: Good honours degree or equivalent. Native level of English or proven English competence at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

MSc International Management and Business Communications with Marketing

Our new International Management and Business Communication with Marketing programme builds on the existing IMBC programme and provides students with Marketing as an area of specialisation. The core courses on this programme are:

International Business Context, Marketing, Business Communication, International Marketing, Business Economics and Research in International Business Communications

Entry Requirements: Good honours degree or equivalent. Native level of English or proven English competence at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

 

Management and Leadership in Sports (2 New Programmes)

As global investment in sport continues to grow there is an increasing demand within the industry for Sports Management professionals who can lead a successful business and prepare individuals, teams and organisations to perform at their highest level. 

Through specialist courses, lecturers and industry links, Heriot-Watt’s Management and Leadership in Sports programme has been tailored to help you pursue a strategic and managerial career within the business of sport.

On this programme you will benefit from industry led learning as a result of our exclusive collaboration with Oriam, Scotland’s national sports performance centre. You will also develop specialist expertise in leading individuals and organisations through our sector-leading postgraduate teaching in Business Management and Leadership.

MSc in Management and leadership in sports business

To be successful in the management and leadership of sporting organisations, managers must understand their organisation as a product and have the ability to lead a range of specialist staff, including athletes and coaches, to promote optimal performance in all areas of their organisation.

Through Management and Leadership in Sports Business you will learn key skills in the management and measurement of performance, in developing effective business strategies and in providing strong and inspirational leadership.  You will become well versed in the skills required for roles such as Chief Executive, Operations Management and Team Manager.

Entry Requirements: Minimum of second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Sports Science (or related discipline), Management or Psychology.

MSc in Management and leadership in sports performance

Management and Leadership in Sports Performance has been designed to help you pursue a managerial career in sporting organisations where the focus is on effectively leading a group of specialists toward the shared goal of improving performance. 

You will develop the skills to analyse and interpret performance data in sport and learn how to implement robust competitive strategies and systems for talent development, becoming well versed in the skills required for roles such as Head Coach, Performance Director or Head of Department in a successful sporting organisation.  

Entry Requirements: Minimum of second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Sport Science (or related discipline), Sports Management or Sports Psychology.

Tourism and Heritage Management MSc

This new programme has evolved from our previous programme Cultural Resource Management with some key differences. The core courses on MSc Tourism and Heritage Management are:

Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Destination Experience and Attract Management, Global Heritage, Research Philosophy and Practice, Issues and Trends in Tourism and Intercultural Perspectives

To read more about our existing Cultural Resource Management Programme which Tourism and Heritage Management has derived from, follow this link to our Post-Graduate Prospectus: Cultural Resource Management

Entry Requirements: Good first degree in a relevant subject. Proven English competence at IELTS 7.0, or equivalent, with at least 6.5 in all components. A score of 6.0 in writing may be accepted if the applicant performs well at interview and test.