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Sunken garden at Edinburgh Campus
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 find out more about the universities and departments that you are interested in. We very much hope you will be able to accept this invitation to find out more about us, visiting our department virtually or in person when possible. 

University Open Days

The University open days for 2020 are listed below. Please note that due to the current coronavirus pandemic situation these open days will be held virtually.  Please see the University Open Day pages for more details regarding details for our open days.

  • Saturday 26 September 2020 - virtual open day
  • Saturday 24 October 2020 - virtual open day

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

Offer Holder Days

The Offer Holder Days are for students who have applied for a place on one of our undergraduate courses. Offer Holder Days for 2021 are still to be arranged and will be listed below. To book your place on your preferred date, please click here:

  • Offer holder visit dates will be added shortly

The programme of events for the offer holder days is also available. If you would like more information about entry into Physics in 2020/1 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 contact us via e-mail on or through the Physics Undergraduate office on +44(0) 131 451 3025.