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Heriot-Watt is one of the world’s leading universities with strong links to international business and industry driven by our established reputation as a top research-led institution.
With a rich heritage stretching back to 1821, we are a truly global university bringing together scholars who are leaders in ideas and solutions delivering innovation, educational excellence and ground-breaking research.
Courses and Subject Areas
We offer over 180 Postgraduate courses that will provide you with the knowledge to solve real world challenges. There are around 2,400 postgraduate students studying at our Edinburgh Campus. It is a friendly, welcoming place, where you will have the opportunity to meet with students from all over the world.
The main subject areas that we cover include:
- Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics
- Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering
- Brewing and Distilling
- Building, Planning and Urban Design
- Chemical Sciences
- Civil/Safety/Water Engineering
- Computer Science
- Construction Management and Surveying
- Cultural Studies
- Energy and Renewables
- Fashion, Textiles and Design
- Food Science and Nutrition
- International Business Management
- International Marketing Management
- Leadership and Organisational Performance
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Marine, Environment and Climate Change
- Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Photonics and Quantum Sciences
- Professional Communication
- Real Estate, Housing and Social Policy
- Sensors, Signals and Systems
- Translating and Interpreting
To browse all our specific courses, please visit our website.
Reputation and Rankings
Heriot-Watt is world-renowned for conducting ground-breaking research which is relevant to business and industry. We aim to find radical innovations and solutions to real world challenges for the benefit of society.
Heriot-Watt is regarded as a top UK university across a range of subject areas. The QS World’s University Rankings ranked Heriot-Watt 270th in the world, 23rd in the UK, and 4th in Scotland (Complete University Guide). The National Student Survey revealed that 90% of our students were satisfied overall with their course in 11 of our 23 subject areas.
The international outlook of our university has been ranked 37th in the world, 13th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland by Times Higher Education World University Rankings. This is 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. REF 2014 named Heriot-Watt in the top 25% of UK universities, with 82% of our research ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent. We ranked 9th university in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact.
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Tuition Fees, Funding and Finance
Tuition fees vary, depending on the programme you choose and where you come from. Information on tuition fees and funding can be found online.
You can find out how to pay here.
Effective financial planning is essential for all postgraduate students, whether you are funded or self-financing, a UK national or an international student. Estimated student budgets for those living both on and off campus available here.
The British Council provides extensive information on student funding options.
Additional information on potential sources of University funding is available here.
We have new, state-of-the-art halls of residence on our Edinburgh Campus which provide spacious student accommodation. Find out more.
Postgraduate students are housed in self-catering halls, most with en-suite facilities and internet access, with wi-fi throughout. Find out more.
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