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- 4 years
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The study of Economics at Heriot-Watt University is underpinned by the work of globally respected researchers. Our flexible degrees focus on making a difference in the real world and have the 3rd best Student Satisfaction in the UK (NSS2019).
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Our Economics MA degree is underpinned by the work of world-leading researchers who design and teach our degrees with a real-world focus. We begin at an introductory level so you don’t need to have any previous knowledge in economics to study the course.
Heriot-Watt University has been ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the United Kingdom for Economics in the Guardian University League Tables 2018, behind only Oxford and Cambridge.
One reason for our exceptional ranking is our ‘value-added’ score which has been the best in the UK for 6 of the past 7 years. Value-Added is a rating given to all universities in the UK which measures the first and upper-second class degrees achieved by students against their entry qualifications.
Our degree uses a flexible structure to let you tailor your studies and follow your own particular interest, allowing you to study Economics as a specialism or with an additional discipline through our five specialist pathways:
- MA (Hons) Economics and Accountancy
- MA (Hons) Economics and Business Law
- MA (Hons) Economics and Business Management
- MA (Hons) Economics and Finance
- MA (Hons) Economics and Marketing
As a result of this flexibility, your Economics degree will prepare you for a wide range of successful careers in economics, banking, finance, consultancy or business management. You can also continue with further studies in economics and related subjects like recent graduates who have gone on to study PhDs at world-leading institutions such as Harvard and Cambridge.
Read on for a break-down of the degree structure and for further details about the destinations of our graduates.
Heriot-Watt University is accredited as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner, recognising us as a leader in experiential learning in the area of finance.
I enjoyed the freedom offered by engaged lecturers and manageable class sizes. They allowed us room to explore the topics we were most interested in through class projects and provided ample opportunity for lively debate amongst students and staff. The staff were always approachable and fully invested in our success.