World-class research

Heriot-Watt University is a research-led university specialising in science and engineering, business and management, languages and design.

Our research covers the full spectrum from fundamental and theoretical studies, through research of immediate relevance to industry and commerce, to practice-based studies. High quality research can be found in each of our seven main Schools, which are configured to provide the maximum of opportunities for multi- and inter-disciplinary programmes.

Heriot-Watt University is a leading institution in science, technology and business and excels as Scotland's most international university. We have the structures to support and enhance research within a stimulating environment in key topical areas.

Heriot-Watt University provides an outstanding environment to undertake postgraduate research leading to a PhD or EngD.