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Upskilling Scotland Scholarship

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Available to those living or working in Scotland, the scholarship is offering fully funded courses from a range of specialist MSc programmes in the construction and infrastructure disciplines as well as business courses from Edinburgh Business School

Why choose Heriot-Watt?

A pioneer of online learning to professionals for over 20 years, we offer a wide range of specialist programmes.

Top 40

In the 2022 QS World University Rankings, we are ranked 33rd in the UK and 270th in the world.

QS World University Rankings 2022: Top Global Universities

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As a Heriot-Watt Online student, you're able to work at your own pace and choose when and where you study.

Top 5

In the Complete University Guide 2022, we are ranked 4th in Scotland and 23rd in the UK

Complete University UK League Tables and Rankings 2022

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We are ranked top in Scotland and 17th in the UK for graduate salaries six months after graduation.

The Times / The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019