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Heriot-Watt University

4.5 out of 5 (41 ratings / 31 reviews) Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Heriot-Watt University is specialists in business, engineering, design and the physical, social and life sciences – subjects which make a real impact on the world and society. Learn from leading academics at the forefront of their specialism, and work with peers who share the passion for your chosen subject.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (85)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

  • Since foundation in 1821, we have been outward looking pioneers of education, in pursuit of knowledge to the benefit of society and the world.
  • From a pioneering institute born out of the Scottish Enlightenment, today we are shaping the world, a global university, a leader in transnational education. Echoing our founding principles of tailoring our curriculum to the needs of modern society.

Education

  • 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 us.
  • The learning environment seeks to offer you the very best in terms of study programmes which apply knowledge to real world challenges. 
  • 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.

Research

  • From discovery to application, our pioneering research delivers results with far reaching global impact, helping to transform society and drive the economy.
  • Heriot-Watt University is a world-class, research-led university with a drive to create and apply knowledge for economic and societal benefit. 
  • The pioneering research is driven by leaders in their field, global pioneers in research and innovation, who are addressing global challenges and transforming lives.

Career

The Careers Service aims to assist Heriot-Watt University students and graduates to make informed career choices by providing a professional, high quality careers guidance and information service for students and recent graduates of Heriot-Watt. We work closely with employers and academic Schools to support students by developing the skills they need to maximise their employability.

The Careers Service is here to support your career planning in a number of ways including:

  • Developing your employability skills
  • Identifying potential career options
  • Help to find work experience
  • Marketing yourself to employers

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
251 50
2019
301 50
2018
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
314 -12
2019
302 10
2018
312
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
501 -100
2018
401
2017
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
563 -21
2019
542 -3
2018
539
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Services available

  • Issue of ID cards
  • Council Tax exemptions
  • Update of contact details/addresses
  • Transcripts and confirmation of status letters
  • Processing payments and dealing with payment-related enquiries
  • Providing advice and sign-posting for students to other University departments.

Housing services

  • Our global campuses are situated in some of world's most inspiring locations. Each offers superb facilities, safe surroundings and an international welcome.
  • Each of our campuses offers a unique learning environment close to the exciting and vibrant cities of Edinburgh, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur

Library services

  • With over £9 million being invested in refurbishing the Library and Learning Commons areas, Edinburgh students can expect high quality, technology-enabled study spaces. 
  • With over 700 individual and group study places in the library, 200 in Learning Commons 1 and another 100 in Learning Commons 2 there is plenty of space for you to study, whether on your own or in groups.

ICT services

  • Heriot-Watt's network of PCs can be accessed from academic Schools, the library, and some halls of residence.
  • The Eduroam wireless service is provided for staff and students, giving the flexibility of easy access to Eduroam wireless services on campus and at other participating institutions.

Medical services

  • At Edinburgh Campus, we have a purpose-built health centre housing the Medical Centre and Dental Practice, which provides the full range of UK National Health Service (NHS) medical and dental services.
  • The department has a full complement of medical, dental and nursing staff, as well as a community team that provides services such as psychiatric nursing, midwifery, and health visiting.

Student Life

Campus life

  • The Scottish campuses offer an extensive range of research-informed degree programmes in a global study environment with strong links to business and industry.
  • Pioneering British education in Dubai, with highly acclaimed degree programmes that meet the specific demands of local business and industry.
  • The Malaysia campus brings high quality British education within easy reach of students in the South East Asia region and beyond.

Sports facilities

  • In 2016, our Edinburgh Campus became home to Oriam, Scotland's National Sports Performance Centre.
  • Oriam adds to Heriot-Watt's well-established sports facilities which are already some of the best in the country. The new multi-purpose development will support you to develop your full potential as an athlete, making our Edinburgh Campus a vibrant place of high-level sport. 
  • Oriam aims to be a collaborative environment to support Scotland's up-and-coming sports men and women, their coaches and volunteers, to train and prepare for competition at the highest levels. 

Student clubs

The Sports Union is a student-led organisation offering Heriot-Watt students the perfect opportunity to join a club, receive coaching and compete in their chosen sport at higher education level.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

i find it peaceful , as well as complicated when you have commitment

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

A whole new experience that is refreshing with new people around and different new cultures represented by everyone

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Heriot-Watt is an excellent international business that provides students with the skills, experience and confidence to enter into the world of work.

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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