Information for employers

At Heriot-Watt we recognise that there is a need for professionals to develop their knowledge and skills alongside work and other commitments. Studying a postgraduate degree via online learning allows individuals to obtain new knowledge and update existing skills. Integrating their study with full-time employment, your employees' new skills and knowledge can immediately benefit your organisation.

Online learning – how it works

Study via online learning allows your employees to study for a high-quality, internationally recognised qualification when and where it best suits them, working from course material made available online through Heriot-Watt's virtual learning environment (VLE).

Although online learning is a flexible mode of study, this does not mean that students will be without support. Our team of academic staff, independent distance learning tutors and our dedicated administration team will provide students with equivalent support as received by our on-campus students.

Save up to £1,400 with Upskilling Scotland

Committed to the upskilling and reskilling of Scottish employees and employers, the Upskilling Scotland Scholarship programme offers a range of courses across business, construction and digital disciplines. The courses are delivered online by national and international leaders in their field, providing students with the flexibility to learn on their own terms. Supported by the Scottish Funding Council.

For more information and a list of courses currently available, please see our Upskilling Scotland Scholarship page or download the flyer below.

Why Heriot-Watt University?

Heriot-Watt prides itself on providing intellectually demanding, industry-focused programmes of relevance to the built environment professions. All of our degrees are focused on the needs of business and industry, which is why employers actively seek out our graduates.

We enjoy strong links with industry through programme advisory committees, membership of professional bodies as well as mentoring schemes and guest lectures. These strengths are reflected in our postgraduate programmes, which currently have over 800 students studying via online learning.

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