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The MA in Economics and Accountancy does not require prior knowledge of the core disciplines of economics and accountancy. Study begins at an introductory level and the degree has a flexible structure to enable students to tailor their studies so that they can pursue their own interests. As a result, graduates are able to embark upon successful careers, especially in accounting, banking, finance, the civil service and a wide range of management roles, and also pursue further study in economics and related disciplines.
Course contentDetailed course guide
- Management in a Global Context
- Introductory Microeconomics
- Introduction to Accounting
- Introductory Maths
- Enterprise and its Business Environment
- Introductory Macroeconomics
- Introduction to Finance
- Intermediate Economics 1: Theory & Techniques (30 credits)
- Quantitative Methods
- Financial Reporting
- Intermediate Economics 2
- Management Accounting in Organisations
- Statistical Techniques
- Introductory Econometrics
- Advanced Economics 1
- Econometrics Project
- Advanced Economics 2
Across both semesters
- One Accountancy option
- Three electives
- Advanced Economic Policy 1
- Advanced Economic Policy 2
Across both semesters
- Three Accountancy options
- One Economics option
- Two options from Accountancy & Finance, Economics or Business Management
Work and study
This is what our MA (Hons) Economics and Accountancy students are doing six months after graduating:
- 70% are working
- 5% are studying
- 15% are working and studying.
- 85% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.
- The average salary of students six months after graduating: £24000
- The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £24000
These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:
- Business and public service associate professionals
- Business, research and administrative professionals
- Elementary occupations
- Managers, directors and senior officials
- Sales occupations
- Information technology and telecommunications professionals
- Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
- Administrative occupations
- Highers AAAB (over two sittings)
- A-Levels BBB
- Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
- HNC B in graded unit
- Advanced Highers BB in relevant subjects, plus AAAB at Higher.
- A-Levels ABB in relevant subjects
- Int. Baccalaureate 34 points plus relevant subjects
- HND BB in graded units, relevant HND
- Additional information Minimum of grade C in Mathematics at Scottish Higher, grade C in Mathematics at AS or 5 in HL Maths for International Baccalaureate is required.
- Intermediate 2 / National 5 / GCSE English and Mathematics are required for all Economics courses.
- BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details
|Status*||Scotland / EU**||England / Northern Ireland / Wales***||International|
|Fee||Paid by SAAS||£9,250||£14,200|
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries (not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales).
*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses).
Scholarships and bursaries
Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018
In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.