Heriot-Watt ranked 20th in the UK
Heriot-Watt's position in the Guardian newspaper league table for 2012 has climbed seven places to 20th in the UK out of 120 institutions. It has also risen to fourth place in Scotland from fifth place in 2011.
Degrees rated top in Scotland
In the individual subject areas, Heriot-Watt was ranked second in the UK for Chemistry and first in Scotland. Heriot-Watt's Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering degrees were rated top in Scotland while Civil Engineering and Building/Town and Country Planning were ranked second in Scotland.
Guardian Good University Guide
The league table is part of the Guardian Good University Guide 2013, which is published annually as a guide to all UK universities ranked according to teaching excellence. The Guide is used by prospective undergraduate students and their parents to make informed decisions about which University to choose.