Seventy fully funded postgraduate places are now open for applications at Heriot-Watt University for the academic year 2014-2015.
All the programmes on offer have a strong business focus and are in key economic growth areas such as brewing and distilling, renewable energy and engineering.
The postgraduate programmes, funded by the Scottish Funding Council, are selected to support the skills identified as being in highest demand by the Scottish Government, industry and business.
I am very grateful for the bursary as without it I would not to have been able to fully take advantage of the opportunities associated with the course
Heriot-Watt has received one of the largest allocations of funded places among Scottish universities, due to its success in enrolling students on to all of its allocated places last year.
Highly employable graduates
Speaking about the postgraduate programmes, Mike Bates, Director of Recruitment and Admissions said: "At Heriot-Watt University we pride ourselves on producing highly employable graduates. All of our postgraduate courses have a distinctive and strong professional orientation to help meet demand from business and industry in fast-growing sectors of the economy."
The fully funded 2014 places are available in the following specialist disciplines:
€¢ Advanced Mechanical Engineering
€¢ Brewing & Distilling
€¢ Civil Engineering & Construction Management
€¢ Marine Renewable Energy
€¢ Oil and Gas Technology
€¢ Petroleum Geoscience
€¢ Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices
€¢ Quantitative Financial Engineering
€¢ Quantitative Finance and Mathematics
€¢ Reservoir Evaluation & Management
€¢ Renewable Energy Development
€¢ Smart Grid and Demand Management
Speaking about the postgraduate programme in Brewing and Distilling, Craig Scotland said: "Coming into the degree without a background in science was a challenge, but the bursary allowed me to spend extra time studying in this area as I didn't need to work as much to earn money. I particularly enjoyed the practical element. It was also great to be in a class with people from all over the world who share the same passion and interests as myself. With many opportunities throughout Scotland and further afield, I'm looking forward to putting my knowledge into practice. I am very grateful for the bursary as without it I would not to have been able to fully take advantage of the opportunities associated with the course."
How to apply
Applications are welcome from students resident in Scotland, Find out more about the scholarship and how to apply.