Accountancy, Economics & Finance

The Department of Accountancy, Economics and Finance has over 40 staff involved in teaching and research.

Accountancy & Finance

Teaching

We currently offer a range of undergraduate programmes in Accountancy and Finance, including an MA (Hons) Accountancy & Finance which is accredited by all the major professional accountancy bodies.

Our postgraduate programmes in Accountancy & Finance build on key areas and specialisms across the spectrum of accounting and finance, as well as developing insight and analytical skills.

Research

Our research in Accountancy & Finance benefits from interdisciplinary collaboration both within the School and across other key areas of expertise in the University such as actuarial mathematics and financial risk. This is reflected by our two research centres in this area:

We are also involved in the Scottish Financial Risk Academy (SFRA) as well as the Genetics and Insurance Research Centre (GIRC).

Rankings

Accountancy & Finance

League Table Heriot-Watt ranking
National Student Survey 2014 1st in Scotland
10th in UK
The Guardian University Guide 2015 1st in Scotland
2nd in UK
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 5th in Scotland
23rd in UK
The Complete University Guide 2015 4th in Scotland
20th in UK

Economics

Teaching

Our undergraduate programmes in Economics are highly rated in league tables and student satisfaction surveys for our excellence in Economics teaching (ranked 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK - National Student Survey 2013.

At postgraduate level Heriot-Watt is one of eight universities participating in the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE), a collaborative MSc programme that provides a through grounding in modern economic analysis and, optionally, three years of further study towards a PhD at one of the participating SGPE universities.

Research

Our Economics research has a strong policy focus with two key research centres:

We are also part of the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) to provide excellence in teaching, research, and knowledge exchange.

Rankings

Economics

League Table Heriot-Watt ranking
National Student Survey 2014 1st in Scotland
2nd in UK
The Guardian University Guide 2015 1st in Scotland
12th in UK
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 2nd equal in Scotland
19th equal in UK
The Complete University Guide 2015 6th in Scotland
38th in UK
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