Future Made for 200 Years
Since 1821, our pioneering research and education has made a positive impact on the global stage. We continue to push new frontiers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Business and Design.
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We're first in Scotland for graduate employability and our graduates are first in the UK for CEO or MD roles (Novuna Business Cash Flow, 2023). This is thanks to our career-focused degrees and lifetime support from our careers team.
Top for graduate employability in Scotland and 4th in the UKGraduate Outcomes Survey, 2023
Find undergraduate courses in your chosen field to take you in the next direction, giving you the skills to start your career or pursue further study.
Our UK campuses
Our campuses in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney each offer bespoke facilities and a distinctive learning environment.
We are ranked 41st in the UK in the Times Higher Education World University RankingsTimes Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
One of the world’s most beautiful cities with an exceptional quality of life, Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and a great place to live and study.
Perfectly situated at the pulsating heart of Scotland's luxury textile industry, our Borders campus delivers the best design and production facilities for textiles and fashion in the UK.
Heriot-Watt is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.
86.8% of our research is ranked world-leading and internationally excellent.Research Excellence Framework 2021
Our global research focuses our world-leading research on major global challenges through significant international collaborations and connectivity to business.
Our Future Makers
Our pioneering researchers deliver ideas and solutions, from discovery to application.
Our frontier research coupled with our interdisciplinary approach and close collaboration with research users has direct impact on real-world problems.
Study in Edinburgh, inspire globally
Our Edinburgh Campus lets students experience the best of both worlds: study and explore in one of Europe's most exciting cities. Based in 380 acres of parkland situated near the city centre, Heriot-Watt offers students a place to learn, develop and enjoy.
We are one of the most highly reputable universities in Edinburgh, inspiring over 10,500 staff and students to thrive locally and beyond. Our aim is to inspire brilliance across the globe, which is why we are proud to welcome students from all over the world with a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and research degrees.
One third of our Edinburgh Campus students are from outside the UK, giving Heriot-Watt one of the most diverse international student communities.
Find out just how exciting and rewarding the student experience is at Heriot-Watt University.
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Why study with Heriot-Watt?
As one of the most progressive and international institutions based in Scotland, you will have the opportunity to thrive, both personally and academically during your time with us.
Our global reach
Heriot-Watt is truly an international university, with campuses across the UK, Dubai and Malaysia. With multi-cultural communities of students and staff, we prepare students for global careers.
Discover where our university ranks on the world stage. From research performance and quality of teaching, to student satisfaction and graduate employability, explore our university rankings.
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We are top 250 worldwide. Ranking 235th in the world, 32nd in UK, and 5th in Scotland.QS World University Rankings 2024
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