"Living in Edinburgh is the best experience I have had. I have met so many people from around the world."
Why choose Heriot-Watt?
Top UK ranking
Ranked 35th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2020) and Top 40 in the UK out of 132 universities (The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
Employers actively seek out our graduates as our degrees are career-focused and relevant to the needs of business and industry. Many of our degrees are accredited by professional bodies.
Top 15 in the UK for International Outlook
We are ranked 37th in the world and 13th in the UK for our international outlook. This is based on our percentage of international staff and students. (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019)
Oriam, Scotland's National Sports Performance Centre, is based on our Edinburgh Campus. This £33 million purpose-built sports facility will support you to develop your full potential as an athlete.
5 Global Campuses
We have campuses in the UK (Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney), Dubai and Malaysia. Our global community comprises 29,000 students from 160 countries.
From our modern study spaces to our brand new GRID facility, advancing our global research, innovation and discovery. We have everything on campus for you to excel in your studies.
Learn more about our subject areas
Economics at Heriot-Watt focuses on key current issues, such as energy and the environment, which reflects our expertise in econometrics, development, macro and monetary economics.
Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics
We were the first university in the UK to offer a dedicated actuarial science programme, dating back to 1972, and we’re now a highly renowned, world-leading centre in actuarial and financial teaching and research.
Construction Management and Surveying
Our prestigious Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design is one of only four such Centres established by the Royal Academy of Engineering at UK universities, and the only one in Scotland.
Fashion, Textiles and Design
Creativity underpinned by technical expertise with world leading facilities.
Brewing and Distilling
Our International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (ICBD) is a unique teaching and research facility meeting the needs of the brewing, distilling and malting industries worldwide.
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Meet our students
Hear what some of our postgraduate students and graduates had to say about their experiences at Heriot-Watt.
Browse our scholarships and bursaries, including Postgraduate Merit Awards of £1,500–£3,000.
Info for your country
Look up your home country to get information on studying at Heriot-Watt, as well as details on visas and immigration specific to your country.
Why study in Scotland?
Scotland has more world-class universities per head of population than anywhere else in the world. Find out why studying in Scotland offers the highest rates of student satisfaction in the UK.Learn more about Scotland
Download our postgraduate prospectus
Request a callback from our International Student Recruitment team
Have you got questions about studying at Heriot Watt? Speak to a member of our International Student Recruitment team.