Postgraduate Study at Heriot-Watt


Heriot-Watt University is world-renowned for conducting research which is relevant to business and industry. Studying with us will bring you into contact with leading researchers who are working on some of the most important areas for twenty-first-century-society.

Studying with us is a stimulating and rewarding experience which will enhance your future – all our programmes are focused on the needs of business and industry, which is why employers actively seek out our graduates.

Why Study with us

- We rank in the top 4% of universities worldwide and rank 11th in the world for ‘international outlook’ in the Times Higher Education ‘100 under 50’ world university ranking
- Around 90% of our postgraduate students are either in work or in full-time study six months after completing their programme
- 80% of our research is ‘world class’ according to REF 2014
- We have campuses in key locations across the world in Malaysia and Dubai as well as the UK – offering our students the unrivalled opportunity to transfer between campuses and obtain a truly global education
- We also offer a range of distance learning programmes allowing you to study at your own pace whilst staying in work

Our campus

Set in 380 acres of parkland, our Edinburgh Campus offers a green, peaceful and stimulating environment for studying, relaxing and socialising. Our £7 million purpose-built Postgraduate Centre provides a state-of-the-art facility for our postgraduate community of 1,500 students.

Our Schools

Heriot-Watt University consists of seven schools, each offering a wide range of courses in their specialist areas:
- School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
- School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
- School of Social Sciences
- Edinburgh Business School
- School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
- School of Textiles and Design

What Next?

- View our Postgraduate programmes
- Take a virtual tour of our campuses
- Discover our range of scholarships and bursaries available
- Apply online today

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Heriot Watt University
EH14 4AS
United Kingdom

General funding sources

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