University Overview


Since 1821 the Heriot-Watt University is one of the UK’s most successful universities: an engine of innovation, driving the science, engineering and technology based economy. Study at Heriot-Watt University and you may be one of the successful graduates who make a tangible contribution to society, industry and the economy.

Study at Heriot-Watt University and you can be almost sure that you will have a great and easy start in your career after finishing at Heriot-Watt. Maye now you will ask yourself why? The answer is simply that Heriot-Watt graduates are in high demand on the labour market as the University provides its courses with a practical education aligned to the needs of society.

Why study at Heriot-Watt University?


As one of the most progressive and international institutions based in Scotland, you will have the opportunity to thrive, both personally and academically during your time with Heriot-Watt.

Their learning environment seeks to offer you the very best in terms of study programmes which apply knowledge to real world challenges. They are ranked 302nd worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2018/19) and 35th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2019). And they are top 10 in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact (REF 2014).

Each year they enable hundreds of students to enhance their educational experience through a variety of Heriot-Watt and externally funded Scholarships and bursaries, including opportunities funded by the University's generous Alumni community, based all over the globe.

Heriot-Watt encourages you to see the world, then change it. They have 5 campuses and 150 learning partners around the world. They are one of Scotland's most international universities, so there are plenty of opportunities to meet the world at our UK campuses.

The very nature of a Heriot-Watt research-informed education, underpinned by our values, ensures you will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and confidence to be specialists in your chosen fields and professions. Global companies actively seek out their graduates as they are work ready. This is why more than 95% of our students are in graduate-level jobs or further study six months after completing their programme.

When you join Heriot-Watt you become part of a global family. They have over 116,000 alumni worldwide. The Watt Club was founded in 1854 and is the oldest graduate club in the UK. Lifetime membership is automatic upon graduation from Heriot-Watt, and is free to all graduates of the University.

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International Students


A warm welcome to global community of Heriot-Watt University. Wherever you choose to study with Heriot-Watt University, you'll find the same high quality research-informed teaching, industry and business focused programmes and campuses with great facilities.

Heriot-Watt programmes are highly regarded around the world, with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical, social and life sciences. You'll see from their rankings that Heriot-Watt leads the way for its international outlook and high proportion of international students.

Foundation Courses, Undegraduate Courses & Top-Up Degrees

Level Course
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Actuarial Science
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Actuarial Science and Diploma in Industrial Training
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Applied Languages and Translating (French/German) 
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Applied Languages and Translating (French/Spanish) 
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Applied Languages and Translating (German/ Spanish) 
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Architectural Engineering (MEng)
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Architectural Engineering (BEng)
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Architectural Engineering with International Studies 
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Bachelor of Business Administration 
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Biological Sciences 
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Biological Sciences (Cell and Molecular Biology)
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Biological Sciences (Human Health) 
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Biological Sciences (Microbiology) 
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Brewing and Distilling 
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) British Sign Language (Interpreting, Translating and Applied Language … 
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Business and Finance 
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Chemical Engineering (MEng)
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Chemical Engineering (BEng)
Undergraduate ( up to 6 years) Chemical Engineering and Diploma in Industrial Training  (MEng)
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Chemical Engineering and Diploma in Industrial Training (BEng)
Undergraduate ( up to 6 years) Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering 
Undergraduate ( up to 6 years) Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering with Diploma in Industraial Training(Meng with DIT)
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Chemical Engineering with Oil and Gas Technology (MEng )
Undergraduate ( up to 6 years) Chemical Engineering with Oil and Gas Technology with Diplomain Industraial Training (MEng with DIT)
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Chemical Physics (Mphys)
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Chemical Physics BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Chemistry BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Chemistry Mchem
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Chemistry and Professional Education BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Chemistry with a European Language MChem
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Chemistry with a Year in Australia Mchem
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Chemistry with a Year in Europe Mchem
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Chemistry with a Year in North America Mchem
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Chemistry with Biochemistry Mchem
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Chemistry with Biochemistry BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Chemistry with Computational Chemistry Mchem
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Chemistry with Computational Chemistry BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Chemistry with Industrial Experience Mchem
Undergraduate ( up to 4 years) Chemistry with Materials BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Chemistry with Materials and Nanoscience Mchem
Undergraduate ( up to 5 years) Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Chemistry Mchem
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Civil Engineering Meng
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Civil Engineering Construction Management BEng (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Civil Engineering with International Studies Meng
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Combined Studies BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Computer Science BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Computer Science (Data Science) BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Computer Science (Data Science) and Diploma in Industrial Training BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Computer Science (Games Programming)BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Computer Science (Software Engineering)BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Computer Science and Diploma in Industrial Training BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Computer Systems BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Computer Systems (Games Programming)BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Computer Systems and Diploma in Industrial Training BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Computing and Electronics Meng
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Computing and Electronics BEng (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Construction Project Management BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Design for Textiles (Fashion, Interior, Art) BA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Economics MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Economics and Accountancy MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Economics and Business Management MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Economics and Finance MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Economics and Marketing MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Meng
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Electrical Power and Energy Meng
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Electrical Power and Energy BEng (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Engineering BEng (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Engineering Physics Mphys
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Engineering Physics BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Fashion BA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Fashion Communication BA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Fashion Marketing and Retailing BA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Fashion Technology BA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Finance MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Financial Mathematics BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) French and Applied Language Studies MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Geography BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Geography, Society and Environment MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) German and Applied Language Studies MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Information Systems BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Information Systems (Interaction Design) BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Information Systems (Internet Systems) BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Information Systems (Management) BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Information Systems and Diploma in Industrial Training BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Interior Design BA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) International Business Management MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) International Business Management and Languages: Chinese as Main Language MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) International Business Management and Languages: French as Main Language MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) International Business Management and Languages: German as Main Language MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) International Business Management and Languages: Spanish as Main Language MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) International Business Management with Economics MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) International Business Management with Enterprise MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) International Business Management with Human Resource Management MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) International Business Management with Marketing MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) International Business Management with Operations Management MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) International Business Management with Year Abroad MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (French/British Sign… 
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (French/German) 
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (French/Spanish) 
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (German/British Sign Language)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (German/Spanish) 
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Languages (Interpreting and Translating) (Spanish/British Sign Language)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematical Physics 
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Marine Biology 
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Mathematical Physics Mphys
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematical Physics BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematical, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematical, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences and Diploma in Industrial Training
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematics Mmath
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematics BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematics and Computer Science BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematics with Computer Science BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematics with Finance BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematics with Finance and Diploma in Industrial Training BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematics with French BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematics with German BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematics with Physics BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematics with Spanish BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mathematics with Statistics BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Mechanical Engineering Meng
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering Meng
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering BEng (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Physics Mphys
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Physics BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Physics and Professional Education BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Professional Education (Primary) with specialism in Primary Science(Stem),BSc(Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Professional Education (Secondary) with Engineering Technologies BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Psychology BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Psychology with Management BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Meng
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems BEng (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Software Engineering Meng
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Spanish and Applied Language Studies MA (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Statistical Data Science BSc (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Structural Engineering Meng
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Structural Engineering BEng (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Structural Engineering with Architectural Design Meng
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Structural Engineering with Architectural Design BEng (Hons)
Undergraduate( up to 5 years) Structural Engineering with International Studies Meng
Undergraduate( up to 4 years) Urban Planning and Property Development BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Master Degrees

Level Course
Postgraduate Actuarial Management MSc
Postgraduate Actuarial Management
Postgraduate Actuarial Science 
Postgraduate Actuarial Science and Management 
Postgraduate Advanced Mechanical Engineering 
Postgraduate Applied Mathematical Sciences 
Postgraduate Applied Mathematical Sciences (2 years) 
Postgraduate Applied Mathematical Sciences Climate Change Modelling 
Postgraduate Applied Petroleum Geoscience 
Postgraduate Artificial Intelligence 
Postgraduate Artificial Intelligence (2 years) 
Postgraduate Artificial Intelligence with Speech and Multimodal Interaction
Postgraduate Brewing and Distilling 
Postgraduate Brewing and Distilling with Entrepreneurship
Postgraduate Business Information Management 
Postgraduate Business Psychology 
Postgraduate Business Strategy, Leadership and Change
Postgraduate Chinese - English Interpreting and Translating (2 Years) 
Postgraduate Chinese - English Translating (2 Years) 
Postgraduate Civil Engineering and Construction Management 
Postgraduate Climate Change: Managing the Marine Environment 
Postgraduate Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying 
Postgraduate Computational Mathematics 
Postgraduate Computer Systems Management 
Postgraduate Computing (2 years) 
Postgraduate Construction Project Management 
Postgraduate Data Science 
Postgraduate Data Science (2 years) 
Postgraduate Economics, Banking and Finance 
Postgraduate Embedded Systems 
Postgraduate Energy 
Postgraduate Energy and Economics
Postgraduate Ethics in Fashion (Communication, Consumerism and Sustainability) 
Postgraduate European Master in Strategic Project Management (MSPME)
Postgraduate Fashion and Textiles Design 
Postgraduate Fashion and Textiles Management 
Postgraduate Finance 
Postgraduate Finance and Management 
Postgraduate Financial Mathematics
Postgraduate Human Robot Interaction 
Postgraduate Human Robot Interaction (2 years) 
Postgraduate Information Technology (Business) 
Postgraduate Information Technology (Software Systems) 
Postgraduate Integrated Mature Field Management 
Postgraduate Integrative Marine Data Skills 
Postgraduate Interior Architecture and Design 
Postgraduate International Accounting and Finance
Postgraduate International Accounting and Management 
Postgraduate Renewable Energy Engineering 
Postgraduate International Banking and Finance 
Postgraduate International Business Management with Finance 
Postgraduate International Business Management with HRM
Postgraduate International Business Management with Logistics 
Postgraduate International Business Management with Marketing 
Postgraduate International Business Management with Performance Management 
Postgraduate International Business Management with Project Management 
Postgraduate International Business Management with Sustainability 
Postgraduate International Business Management with Tourism 
Postgraduate International Fashion Marketing 
Postgraduate International Finance and Corporate Accountability 
Postgraduate International Finance and Economic Development 
Postgraduate International Management and Business Communication 
Postgraduate International Management and Business Communication with Human Resource Management
Postgraduate International Management and Business Communication with Marketing 
Postgraduate International Marine Science 
Postgraduate International Marketing
Postgraduate International Marketing with Consumer Psychology 
Postgraduate International Marketing with Digital Marketing 
Postgraduate Interpreting 
Postgraduate Interpreting and Translating 
Postgraduate Investment Management 
Postgraduate Knitwear (Design, Heritage and Production) 
Postgraduate Lean Six Sigma for Operational Excellence
Postgraduate Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
Postgraduate Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Business Analytics
Postgraduate Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Business Performance 
Postgraduate Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Lean Six Sigma 
Postgraduate Logistics with Green and Sustainable Supply Chain Management 
Postgraduate Management and Leadership in Sports Business 
Postgraduate Management and Leadership in Sports Performance 
Postgraduate Managing Business Performance 
Postgraduate Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology 
Postgraduate Marine Planning for Sustainable Development 
Postgraduate Marine Renewable Energy 
Postgraduate Marine Resource Development and Protection 
Postgraduate Mathematical Biology, Ecology and Medicine 
Postgraduate Mathematics 
Postgraduate Mobile Communications
Postgraduate Network Security 
Postgraduate Operations Management 
Postgraduate Petroleum Engineering
Postgraduate Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices
Postgraduate Quantitative Finance and Mathematics 
Postgraduate Real Estate and Planning 
Postgraduate Real Estate Investment and Finance 
Postgraduate Real Estate Management and Development 
Postgraduate Renewable Energy Development (RED) 
Postgraduate Renewable Energy Engineering 
Postgraduate Reservoir Evaluation and Management 
Postgraduate Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems
Postgraduate Sign Language Interpreting (EUMASLI)
Postgraduate Smart Systems Integration (Erasmus Mundus) 
Postgraduate Software Engineering 
Postgraduate Strategic Project Management 
Postgraduate Strategy and International Management Accounting 
Postgraduate Structural and Foundation Engineering
Postgraduate Sustainable Urban Management 
Postgraduate Tourism and Heritage Management 
Postgraduate Translating 
Postgraduate Translating for Business
Postgraduate Translating for Business with Entrepreneurship
Postgraduate Translating with Entrepreneurship 
Postgraduate Urban and Regional Planning 
Postgraduate Urban Strategies and Design 
Postgraduate Vision Image and Robotics (VIBOT) 
Postgraduate Water and Environmental Management 

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