Be Future Made. Step into your career with a postgraduate degree from Heriot-Watt.
Ranked in the world top 250 universities, we have been pushing new frontiers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, business and design since 1821. Home to prominent researchers and academics from across the world, we are driven by innovation, educational excellence and ground-breaking research.
Ranked 235th in the world, 32nd in the UK and 5th in Scotland (QS World University Rankings 2024
1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK for Postgraduate Positive Outcomes, with 88.3% in employment or further study 15 months after graduation. (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023)
Top 5 in Scotland for Engineering, Mathematics, and Accounting and Finance (Complete University Guide 2024)
Careers and employability
Heriot-Watt graduates are highly sought after: we placed 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for graduate employability, with 88.3% of our postgraduates in full-time employment or further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023).
The Careers Advisory Service assists Heriot-Watt students and graduates by providing high quality careers guidance. It also helps access internships, work experience and part-time employment.
"I believe the master's programme has provided me with a solid foundation on which to build my future career. The lecturers gave us practical advice on how to approach the job market and always pointed out job opportunities for us to consider". Camilla Sensi, MSc Interpreting and Translating
Our multi-disciplinary, award-winning research is finding solutions to major global challenges, including living sustainably and achieving net zero. 88.6% of our research outputs are ranked world-leading and internationally excellent (The Research Excellence Framework 2021).
Heriot-Watt offers an outstanding environment for postgraduate research. Our £7M Postgraduate Centre combines facilities for training, outreach, and social interaction with other postgraduate students from across the University. Heriot-Watt is also home to the UK’s leading innovation hub in robotics and autonomous systems – The National Robotarium.
Study in the UK, Dubai or Malaysia
Discover what it means to be a true global citizen. Our Go Global programme allows you to study abroad for a semester, a year, or even longer in one of our campuses in Scotland, Dubai or Malaysia. Broaden your horizons, meet new people and experience different cultures without missing a class.
Our UK campuses in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney each offer bespoke facilities and a distinctive learning environment. The Edinburghcampusis situated in 380 acres of beautiful parkland just outside of the city centre. Voted the best city in the world (Time Out Index 2022), Edinburgh is also the 3rd safest city in the world (YouGov 2022) and 2nd best city in the UK for students (QS Best Student Cities 2019).
Prefer studying at your own pace? We have over 11,000 students from 160 countries learning from experts and industry leaders at Heriot-Watt Online.
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 are available here.
Our Autumn Postgraduate Evening will take place on Friday 17th November, 16:00-18:30. Come along to our beautiful Edinburgh campus, chat to academics, tour our facilities and see what we offer our masters students.