Heriot-Watt University - Your Global Career Starts Here


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.

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:

-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
-Energy and Renewables
-Fashion, Textiles and Design
-Food Science and Nutrition
-Intercultural Communication
-International Business Management
-International Marketing Management
-Leadership and Organisational Performance
-Logistics and Supply Chain Management
-Marine Science
-Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering
-Petroleum Engineering
-Photonics and Quantum Sciences
-Real Estate
-Sensors, Signals and Systems
-Translating and Interpreting

To browse all our specific courses, please visit our website

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.

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Tuition fees vary, depending on the programme you choose and where you come from. Information on tuition fees and funding can be found online

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.

The British Council provides extensive information on student funding options and 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. Postgraduate students are housed in self-catering halls, most with en-suite facilities and internet access, with wi-fi throughout. Find out more here

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

Explore our campuses in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia with our virtual tours

Visit our website or send an email to edu.liaison@hw.ac.uk enquiry.int@hw.ac.uk (International students)

Contact details

Heriot Watt University
EH14 4AS
United Kingdom
Website: http://www.hw.ac.uk

General funding sources

For general sources of funding that may apply for study in this department, visit the page(s) below.