Taught course

International Banking and Finance

Heriot-Watt University · School of Management and Languages

Entry requirements

A good Honours Degree (or its equivalent) from a British or overseas university in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Edinburgh has a long and well-established reputation in banking and finance. Heriot- Watt University has particularly close links with the financial community, this programme having been established when the Deputy Managing Director of the Royal Bank of Scotland left his post to become Professor of International Banking at Heriot-Watt.

The programme covers the core theories and concepts in international banking and finance, such as the operations of the forex market, the international money market and the international credit market. An awareness is also developed of ethical and professional issues relevant to the banking and financial industries.

The programme is designed for those seeking careers in the banking or finance divisions of national and international corporations. Previous graduates from the programme have gone on to become bankers, stockbrokers, tax consultants and financial advisors with corporations across the globe.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44(0) 131 451 3284