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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

The MA in Finance is focused on graduate employability in the financial sector in its broadest sense. The course is a specialist degree responding to the rapid growth in global financial services. It is particularly suited to those seeking entry into the banking or investment management sectors, both nationally and internationally, covering a range of relevant specialist topics in finance.

Whilst studying this degree you will have the opportunity to enhance your employability skills through the use of Heriot-Watt's state-of-the-art Bloomberg Trading Lab which opened on Edinburgh campus in 2018. Students can use 16 industry-standard Bloomberg Trading Terminals to access up to the minute financial data and learn financial analytics as well as so much more.

Accreditation

Heriot-Watt University is accredited as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner, recognising us as a leader in experiential learning in the area of finance.

Teaching and Learning

In the early stages of study, considerable emphasis is given to assisting students in the transition into Higher education through induction events in the first semester of study. These introduce students to the different teaching methods that they will encounter: mostly lectures, tutorials, workshops, lab work - as well as familiarising students with support services such as the library, computing services and the virtual learning environment. In addition, the School is committed to providing a thorough grounding in scholarship skills covering matters such as critical approaches to secondary texts and data, academic writing techniques, professional practice in Finance and reflective learning.

Throughout the degree programme, teaching is research-informed. The acquisition of study skills, sometimes in the form of dedicated courses, is the first stage of this process, and the programme is designed so that students develop professional level expertise in these skills as they progress through their studies, culminating in the completion of a dissertation.

Assessment

The programme uses a range of assessment types at all stages of study. Formative assessment is used in courses to provide students and staff with feedback on performance and the achievement of learning outcomes. This feedback is used both to inform course development, but also to enable the adaptation of learning opportunities to meet the needs of individual students and the cohort of learners. Summative assessment for courses will involve a combination of coursework and examinations, with greater weight typically given to unseen examination rather than coursework. The format of all assessment is determined by its appropriateness for measuring the learning outcomes of modules.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,384per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBC

For entry to Year 2: ABB including at least one of the following: Accountancy, Business, Economics, Maths.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 103 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    169 77%

    10th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    27th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    45th

    30

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