Skills Scotland Scholarship

Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh Business School has partnered with the Scottish Funding Council to offer Scottish working professionals a unique scholarship opportunity. 

 Our Skills Scotland Scholarship offers you a fully funded and fully supported masters-level course, from our MBA programme, in a key business discipline. The courses on offer are new for 2020 and have been developed to focus specifically on business topics that will future proof your career.

You'll study online, at a pace that suits you, and have full access to our state-of-the-art online learning environment.
Watch the video below to see how it works and what to expect.

Choose your scholarship course from these five specialist courses; 'leadership, theory and practice', 'people, work and organisations', 'strategic marketing', 'delivering successful projects' and 'financial decision making'.

Visit the individual course pages to read each syllabus and hear the lead academic outline the course and discuss what you can expect to see and do when you start.
There's a sample video on this page for our 'people, work and organisations' course.

Download an application form here today and get started. Places are limited. Application deadline is 31 July 2020.
If you'd like to speak to one of our advisors, call us on 0131 451 3090 or email,

People, Work and Organisations, our core MBA course

Linda Buchan takes you though our new Organisational Behaviour course

How to apply

Apply for Skill Scotland Scholarship course

Skills Scotland Scholarship

Application form download (pdf)

Download, complete and submit your application form to Edinburgh Business School by email to or post Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS.

Application form (pdf)

An overview of Edinburgh Business School's online learning platform

David Kelly, Head of Online Students, introduces our new resources, exams, support and more...

We are committed to developing partnerships that provide our students with unique opportunities that help them achieve their goals, supporting our industry and contributes our society

Dr Gillian Murray, Deputy Principal for Enterprise and Business

Continue studying towards an MBA

Our courses and programmes fit the way you work, the way you live.

Once you’ve completed your Skills Scotland Scholarship course why not continue your studies? Complete another two courses and you can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration. Or, aim for six courses, and claim your Postgraduate Diploma. Or, study all nine courses and graduate with an MBA.


How much will it cost?

You can study course-by-course and pay as you learn, or sign up for two or three courses at once. Our fees are flexible.


Try our Student Portal

Read and download your course materials

Access Faculty message boards, navigate thorugh your course, take self tests and quizzes, view past exams papers and more. You can also organise your studies, order your next course and book your exams.

New online learning environment


Do you already have academic qualifications?

You may be entitled to exemptions from core and elective courses on our masters programmes.



Sit your exams locally

We offer local examinations to all our students. Each course is assessed by a one three-hour examination. You can sit your exams in March, June, August and December.


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Our students have lots to say about studying, the Edinburgh Business School experience and life in general.
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Distance learning support

All our programmes come with full support

From faculty message boards, past papers and online self tests to peer-to-peer networks and dedicated advisors.


How to apply

Our masters programmes are open to all

Typically you will hold a recognised first or second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification. Students whose native
language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the
English language must provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Alternatively, formal entry can still be gained by passing three MSc courses one of which must be a core course.


How to apply

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