Taught course

Investment Management

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Management and Languages
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (first or second class), or its non-UK equivalent, in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university.

No investment management experience is required but some prior knowledge of finance and/or accounting would be an advantage.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Edinburgh is a major centre for investment management with a long and proud history. The MSc in Investment Management provides key investment knowledge with a specific industry focus. A unique feature of the programme is the Current Topics in Investment Management course, where senior investment practitioners give weekly guest lectures, providing insight into the investment industry and allowing students to gain a real-life perspective on the knowledge and theories they are studying.

Discussion of academic theories and their limitations is combined with an emphasis on practical application. Staff teaching on the programme are at the forefront of research and practice in finance and investment management and most are also members of the Centre for Finance & Investment (CFI) which brings Heriot-Watt academics with an interest in finance and investment together with senior practitioners from the local financial community.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability.

The minimum English language requirement for entry to this programme is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.

If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement for this programme prior to commencing your studies:

14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills)

10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)

6 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum 5.5 in all skills)

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £6,770
International students
Full time: EU £6,770 Non EU £14,690

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
pgadmissions.soss@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 451 3284