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Heriot-Watt University
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

Heriot-Watt is a world renowned specialist and pioneering University, with a global presence, known for its innovative research, outstanding teaching, and highly employable graduates.

With five campuses across the world in three continents and alumni employed in 190 countries, we reaffirm our credentials as being the International University of the Year as determined by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. We are incredibly proud of this accolade and delighted to be able to demonstrate our distinctive diversity and openness to students across the world.

Why study at the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University?
The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS) is one of the UK’s leading institutions for multidisciplinary research and teaching offering a diverse range of subjects that are critical to economic development and social equality. EGIS employs over 300 staff members and supports over 5,000 students across campuses in Scotland, Dubai and Malaysia as well as through Distance Learning, to reach their career goals. Heriot-Watt and EGIS are committed to delivering programmes that are in-line with industry needs while ensuring you are job ready.

What can I study?
EGIS offers a diverse range of programmes within the following subject areas:

Heriot-Watt is world-renowned for excellence in teaching and is globally recognised for pioneering research and innovation with award winning academics with some of the brightest minds in the country. Through active partnerships and collaborations we build strategic alliances and promote knowledge transfer which ensures our programmes meet the needs of business and industry and are designed so that students receive a relevant, career orientated education. 

  • Heriot-Watt has been named by The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide as International University of the Year 2018.
  • Ranked 26th in the UK and 4th in Scotland by the Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Heriot-Watt is ranked 41st in the world, 15th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland for our international outlook, a score based on the percentage of the university's international staff, the level of international co-authorship of academic papers and the percentage of international students studying with the University. 

Our campus and city
Set in 380 acres of beautiful parkland our tranquil campus is just a 30 minute bus journey from the centre of Scotland’s historic capital city, Edinburgh. Here your experience is enhanced by pleasant and safe surroundings whilst only being minutes away from the vibrancy of one of the world’s great cities.

Students make up one fifth of Edinburgh's population with plenty of amenities, attractions and opportunities catering for diverse interests and tastes. Home to 11 festivals that attracts 1.4 million visitors to the city each year. As a student here you will be sure to enjoy and thrive in this cosmopolitan city.

Edinburgh has recently been ranked 4th most beautiful city in the word, 2nd in the world for ‘quality of life’ and 16th best student city in the world.

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Your career
Employers around the world actively seek out our graduates. This is because they are work ready. All our degrees are career focussed and relevant to the needs of business and industry.

We are known for our applied teaching and research, informed and shaped by real world needs. 95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation.

School Office
Edwin Chadwick building
Heriot-Watt University
School of Energy
Infrastructure and Society
Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS
+44 (0) 131 451 4657

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