About the courseEconomics is the study of how individuals, firms and governments make choices, and how these choices determine the way in which resources are distributed acrosssociety. It helps us understand and improve decision-making for ourselves, organisations and societies, and it throws light on issues as diverse as the environment, unemployment, inflation,poverty, globalisation and trade. This degree will give you the skills to investigate, analyse and answer suchquestions. Your learning will be underpinned by the knowledge of highly respected economists who design and teach our courses with a global outlook and real-world focus, stemmingdirectlyfrom theirresearch into global economicissues. This fascinating undergraduate degreebegins at an introductory level so youdo not need to haveprevious knowledge ofeconomics in orderto study the programme. Edinburgh Business School was ranked as the Number 1 placein Scotland, and 3rd in the United Kingdom, to studyEconomics in the Guardian University League Tables 2018, behind only Oxford and Cambridge. It also achieved the highest level of overall student satisfaction in Scotland, and 3rd highest in the UK, in the National Student Survey 2019. One reason for our exceptional ranking is our ‘value-added’ score which has been the best in the UK for 6 ofthe 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. Aflexible structure lets you tailor your studies and follow your own particular interest. MA (Hons) Economics allows you to study the subject in a pure degree oryou can choose to pair the subject with an additional discipline through thesefivespecialist pathways: MA (Hons) Economics and Accountancy MA (Hons) Economics and Business Management MA (Hons) Economics and Finance MA (Hons) Economics and Marketing These degrees will equip you witha wide range of quantitative, analytical and communication s
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You must have successfully completed an United Kingdom Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or/with full-time or equivalent, work experience in a relevant industry setting. Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee ent
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AboutHeriot-Watt University is a public research university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, the worlds first mechanics institute, and subsequently granted university status by royal charter in 1966. It is the eighth oldest higher education institute in UK. The name Heriot-Watt was taken from Scottish inventor James Watt and Scottish philanthropist and goldsmith George Heriot.
Heriot-Watt University is a world-leading institution ranked in the top 350 Universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2019).
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