Combined Studies (BSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 17960

All study options

About Combined Studies at Heriot-Watt University

The subjects available for BSc Combined Studies at the Edinburgh Campus are:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Building Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Food Science
  • Statistics
  • Psychology.

You can also combine the above subjects with one of the following:

  • Management
  • Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Languages.

A Combined Studies degree allows students to design their own degree programme from the subjects offered at Heriot-Watt University. Students take a range of subjects not covered by other degree programmes and can pick the right set of subjects from the wide range available to meet individual learning goals. Students can adapt their study on a part-time basis or at a distance. With the help of a Director of Studies, students can devise a study programme that will support their ambitions.


Work and study

This is what our BSc Combined Studies students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 42% are working
  • 44% are studying
  • 2% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 65% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.


  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £24000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £20000


These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Sales occupations
  • Natural and social science professionals
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
  • Engineering professionals
  • Elementary occupations
  • Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
  • Teaching and educational professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 17960

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternationalFeePaid by SAAS£9,250£17,960

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
  • Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship (£1,000 per year)

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AABB or BBBBC
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • HNC We accept a wide range of HNCs and HNDs for Level 1 entry depending on the area of interest. Please contact us to discuss in detail
  • Additional information Mathematics and an appropriate Science qualification are normally required. Approved Certificate in Science courses can be used for entry into Level 1 or 2. For programmes including Languages, Actuarial Mathematics and Psychology the requirement may be higher. Applications from students studying Access Programmes would be welcomed.

Year 2

  • HND We accept a wide range of HNDs for Level 2 entry depending on the area of interest. Typically, Group Award graded units of B are required.

Additional information

  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details

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