Accounting, Economics and Finance Enrolment & Course Choice

Accounting & Finance Electives and Prerequisites 2018-19:

Within the online prospectus (the main Heriot-Watt Website) we feature full course details of your Degree programme. You will find the links below to this detailed PDF for each of the Business Management Programmes. 

When you open the link; scroll to the bottom section of the PDF to find the full course details. 

Master of Arts in Economics and Accountancy 

Master of Arts in Business and Finance

Master of Arts in Accountancy and Business Law

Master of Arts in Accountancy and Finance

Master of Arts in Finance

Master of Arts in Economics

Master of Arts in Economics and Finance

Master of Arts in Economics and Marketing

Master of Arts in Economics and Business Law

All Accounting, Economics & Finance (AEF) Electives 

Here is a PDF of all the Electives available to AEF Students; it includes the Semester they are available and the prerequisite courses applicable:

AEF Electives PDF

Am I eligible to register for a AEF elective?

All Heriot-Watt Students are eligible to study AEF electives, as long as the degree programme indicates space to choose electives. Check your programme details or ask your Degree Co-ordinator. Your programme will indicate the elective SCQF level appropriate for your year of study.

Do electives count towards my degree?

YES! Electives courses are worth 15 credits each. You need to attend classes, submit coursework, and sit exams, just as you would for any of your core degree courses. If attendance falls below 50%, your coursework marks will be invalid, which may result in you failing the course.

Failure to pass an elective course may result in being unable to progress to the next stage of your degree. 

Where can I find detailed course information?

Course information documents can be found online via the links in the Programme pages above.

When do I register for electives? 

Register for your electives at the same time as you register for your core degree courses. Before you register, check that your electives choice does not create a timetable clash. You must not register for an elective if that creates any timetable clash with core degree programme courses.

How do I find the timetable?

Timetables for all university courses are available online at: 


How many students are there in an elective class?

All AEF electives are subject to an upper limit of 40 students. It is therefore crucial that you report to the first timetabled class in Week 1. Students who arrive to a course after it is fully subscribed may be asked to de-register.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Dr Akira Yonekura  ( AEF electives co-ordinator.