International Finance and Economic DevelopmentEdinburgh Campus
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Rank: 25 (UKEAS)
Location: Edinburgh Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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Heriot-Watt University evaluation:
17.8 : 1
Accounting and finance evaluation:
Heriot-Watt University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The connections between finance and development are crucial to the growth prospects of developing and emerging economies. They are also the focus of some of the most interesting intellectual developments of recent decades.Our new MSc International Finance and Economic Development provides students with a solid understanding of the key economic and financial issues involved in economic development, including:
- ‘macro' issues in economic development such as rural development and urbanisation, industrialisation, the informal sector, the international context of development and policies for trade and growth, and the role of foreign aid;
- 'micro' issues in development such as credit markets, insurance, health care, gender issues and education;
- finance and development, with particular reference to emerging economies;
- the international monetary and financial system and how this impinges on developing and emerging economies.
Entry requirements for individual programmes vary.
IELTS: 6.5 (6.5)
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About this university
Around 11,000 students travel from around 150 countries across the world to study at the university and the International Students Advisors Office or ISAO is available to assist them. They can provide help and support on everything from immigration to welfare as well as having connections across departments such as Student Support and the University Chaplaincy. They are based within the Hugh Nisbet Building on the Edinburgh campus. They can also provide help with practical matters concerning living in the UK as well as assistance for those wanting to bring their families with them to the university and accessing healthcare while here. The Student Association is the student-led organisation representing the students at both local and national level and is a member of the Edinburgh Students Forum and the National Union of Students. It was founded as the Students Representative Council in 1929 and it runs the Student Union as well as operates support for the 50 societies and clubs available to students. It also operates a number of services across the other campuses including catering, a nightclub, an advice centre and a shop. In addition, there are some 30 different sports clubs on offer and a number of annual events relating to the teams. There are also a number of events held during the year including for families and friends to visit the university and groups visits for schools and colleges.