Languages and Intercultural Studies

Help to connect the World by studying languages at Heriot-Watt

Find out more in our languages undergraduate booklet.

Welcome to our School

We are part of the wider School of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt.

Professor Umit Bititci introduces the School of Social Sciences.

Our degree programmes

Dr Owen Harrington-Fernandez, Languages and Intercultural Studies gives an overview of the structure and content of our degree programmes.

Current language students Jack, Rachel and Aidan introduce the languages and interpreting facilities at Heriot-Watt University.

Meet our students

International Business Management with Spanish student Emma Cartmill from Northern Ireland talks about her experiences of life on campus and studying part of her degree in Cadiz.

Zoe Ogilby

Zoe Ogilby

MA (Hons) Interpreting and Translating
The Cyrille Guiat Award for Languages 2019

Zoe's profile

Choosing to study at Heriot Watt was an easy decision to make. Not only because it happens to be located in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, but also because the international make-up of Heriot-Watt highlights just how welcoming it is.

My time as a student here has taught me so much more than my degree title. I have studied a range of different courses, learned from some of the best academics, and been given opportunities I could never have imagined, travelling around Europe in the process. I even had the chance to become a staff member through an internship offer in my final year.

This university has it all, and I could not recommend it highly enough. I love learning, and when you enjoy the learning process, you will never forget the knowledge you have acquired. In short, what Heriot-Watt has taught me is that the sky truly is your only limit, and so that is what I am aiming for.