About Heriot-Watt University

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.

There are six different schools at Heriot-Watt University. These are:

  • The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
  • The School of Life Sciences
  • The School of Management and Languages
  • The School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
  • The School of Textiles and Design
  • Edinburgh Business School

Outside of academic studies, students can partake in sports clubs, of which belong to the Sports Union. There are currently 30 sports clubs at the University, and there are annual social events that run alongside the clubs for those students involved. There are also over 50 societies for the students to become part of, which are run by the Students Union. On site students can also find a nightclub, an advice centre and a student shop.

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Courses at Heriot-Watt University

There are 352 courses listed from Heriot-Watt University. These are displayed below in alphabetical order:

Scholarships at Heriot-Watt University

From 5 Distinction Scholarships for Postgraduate Taught courses in each School, to PhD research funding, there are a range of scholarships and bursaries can help finance your student journey. More information about scholarships offered at each of our campuses can be found here: https://www.hw.ac.uk/study/fees/scholarships-bursaries.htm.

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Accommodation Information for Students

We have new, state-of-the-art halls of residence on our Edinburgh Campus which provide spacious student accommodation. Find out more

Postgraduate students are housed in self-catering halls, most with en-suite facilities and internet access, with wi-fi throughout. Find out more

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

For more information on student accommodation at our Scottish Border Campus, click here.

Study Abroad Information

Voted International University of the Year in The Times Good University Guide in 2018, Heriot-Watt University has six campuses from Edinburgh, Orkney and the Borders in the UK, to Dubai and Malaysia. Find out more about postgraduate opportunities and courses at our campuses in the United Kingdom, Dubai and Malaysia.

There are also Inter-Campus Transfer opportunities for some Postgraduate Taught (Masters) Programmes; for more information or to be considered on a case-by-case basis for this, please contact the Go Global Team on goglobal@hw.ac.uk.

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