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Energy and Renewables

We develop the science and engineering of extracting, converting and conserving energy from novel sources in novel ways. We offer a variety of taught, online and research programmes with a focus on Energy, Sustainability and Renewable Energy. 

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Be FutureMade in Energy and Renewables

We are a leader among UK universities in promoting energy activities through our Energy Academy, a virtual centre which connects all energy related research across the University. We also founded the Scottish Institute of Solar Energy Research (SISER), a pan University alliance of Solar Energy Research, which works in concert with Scottish research pools.

A new estimate says the world will need to spend $9.2 trillion every year on low carbon infrastructure, energy systems and land-use change creating 200 million new jobs including 8 million in the renewable energy sector.

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

Postgraduate Energy and Renewables programmes


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At Heriot-Watt University, we offer a wide range of services to help you deal with all aspects of your life with us, whether these be academic, personal, technical, financial or just plain fun!

Orkney Campus facilities

Heriot-Watt University Orkney is located in a stunning setting that brings its unique research and study programmes to life. Orkney's extensive natural resources, ties to the marine industry and friendly community make a distinctive learning environment.

Living in Edinburgh

Historic and beautiful, a cultural capital that fuels the senses whether you love the arts or nature, nightlife or study life, Edinburgh is stimulating and inspirational and never, ever boring.

Edinburgh campus accommodation

Living on our beautiful Edinburgh campus is a great way to meet others from all over the world. Our student accommodation is within easy reach of the teaching buildings, sports facilities, catering venues and the Student Union

Health and wellbeing

Student Wellbeing Services aim to provide a range of support, guidance, activities and advice to help students to be their best, and get the most from their university experience. From counselling to coaching we'll sure you are fully supported.

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At Heriot-Watt we have an extensive programme of over 90 sports clubs and societies to get involved in. You can try as many as you like or start one of your own!

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