Heriot-Watt University


Heriot-Watt University


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.

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Courses and Subject Areas
Our learning environment seeks to offer you the very best in terms of study programmes which apply knowledge to real world challenges. We offer over 280 courses across our postgraduate offerings and more than 2,400 students are studying at our Edinburgh Campus. The main subject areas that we cover include:

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. Guardian University Guide 2018 ranked Heriot-Watt 26th in the UK and 4th in Scotland. The National Student Survey revealed that 80% of our students were satisfied with their course in 14 out of 21 subject areas. The courses Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering both ranked 1st in Scotland and the course Mathematics & Statistics ranked 2nd in Scotland.

The international outlook of our university has been ranked 39th in the world and 13th in the UK by Times Higher Education, partly thanks to the 42% of international students that attend our university today! 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.

Visit our website for more information on Rankings.

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. We estimate that you will need around £9,700 per annum to meet living costs. Outline student budgets for September 2018 entry are 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.

For help to find suitable accommodation off-campus please contact flats@hw.ac.uk

For more information on student accommodation at our Scottish Border Campus, click here.



















Contact Us
Contact us directly using the details on our website or send an email to edu.liaison@hw.ac.uk, International students can email us at enquiry.int@hw.ac.uk.

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