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Sunken Garden, Heriot-Watt Edinburgh campus

When I arrived I was very impressed with the campus and buildings, and I found the atmosphere welcoming.

David Walton, Physics

It is very important that you choose a University and Department where you will be happy and able to fulfil your potential. One of the best ways to help make this decision is to visit the Universities concerned and we very much hope you will be able to accept this invitation to visit our Department.

University Open Days

The next University Open days will take place on:

  • Saturday 30 September 2017, 10am – 4pm
  • Friday 27 October 2017, 10am – 4pm

In the meantime, have a look at the University Open Day video and virtual tour.

Applicants’ Visit Days

The scheduled Applicants’ Visit Days are for students who have applied for a place on one of our undergraduate courses.

The programme and registration will be available online at www.hw.ac.uk/edinburgh-applicant-days. If you would like more information about entry into Physics in 2018 you can also contact us directly.

Informal visits

We also welcome informal visits to the department to meet us, discuss our courses, and see our facilities. If you wish to arrange a visit to meet us, please contact


For further information please contact the Physics Undergraduate office on +44(0) 131 451 3025, or contact us via e-mail on physics@hw.ac.uk.