About us

The School of Social Sciences is a diverse and multi-disciplinary school and the home of The Edinburgh Business School, the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies and the Department of Pscyhology at Heriot-Watt University. 

The School offers undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes at our Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia campuses. We also have an internationally renowned undergraduate distance learning programme, as well as a range of English Language courses. Our PhD programme is well established and highly successful.

We have a strong international focus in both our teaching and research. We have excellent links and collaborative partnerships with leading business and language schools all over the world including student exchange programmes with universities in North America, Europe, and Australia. We have joint degree programmes with institutions across Europe, and an undergraduate distance learning programme with partners from Trinidad to Sri Lanka.

Our academics are involved in a range of research and consultancy work funded by international agencies such as ESRC, EU, EBRD, World Bank, industry, commerce and government both in the UK and overseas.

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