Course catalogue

To make the most of your time studying at Heriot-Watt as a visiting student, you can choose up to four courses (60 credits) per semester across any of our subject areas at the Edinburgh or *Orkney Campuses (subject to any course pre-requisites) or you can choose up to three courses (60 credits) to study at our School of Textiles and Design at the Scottish Borders Campus (subject to any course pre-requisites).

To request the course list please email and our team can help guide you in your selection. Please note courses are subject to change each academic year.

*Only three postgraduate programmes available at the Orkney campus.

We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the following subject areas:

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biology, Built Environment
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management and Surveying
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Urban Studies

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

  • Biosciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Electronic & Computational Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

School of Mathematical and Computer Science

  • Actuarial Maths & Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics

Edinburgh Business School and the School of Social Sciences

  • Accountancy and Finance
  • Business Management
  • Languages
  • Psychology

School of Textiles and Design

  • Textiles and Design (fashion, digital, textiles, architectural)

You can also refer to each of our degree programme pages to get an idea of our undergraduate level courses and postgraduate level courses

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