League table successes

Heriot-Watt has been ranked 47th in world, 3rd in UK, and 1st in Scotland, in the QS world ranking of universities under 50 years of age.

We also moved up slightly from 369th to 352nd in the overall QS World University ranking and are 40th in the UK (up from 42nd).

Meanwhile, although Heriot-Watt was slightly down in the Sunday Times and Times University league table, to 41st in the UK (from 38th) and to 5th in Scotland (from 4th), we are ranked in the UK top ten for five subjects in this table:

  • Building
  • Town & Country Planning and Landscape
  • General Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Food Science

We are top in Scotland for three subjects:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • Town and Country Planning and Landscaping

We are also ranked in the top three in Scotland in a further seven subjects:

  • Building
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Food Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering