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Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Leicester, United Kingdom

  • 369 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 352 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 318 QS World University Rankings 2015

Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
Institution type Public


Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made the university become one of the top UK universities for business and industry. The quality of the university's degrees can be seen in employers actively seeking out Heriot-Watt graduates.

Heriot-Watt is also one of the most international universities with an unsurpassed international in-country presence at Scotland. Heriot-Watt University delivers degree programmes to 20,9940 students in 150 countries around the world, with a campus in Dubai, a new one recently launched in Malaysia and the largest international student cohort in Scotland.

Tomorrow’s work-ready, industry-fit graduates and postgraduates are shaped at Heriot-Watt University. Graduates are connected with the industry at every level and programmes are developed to match their needs. Real issues, real projects, real research – so students get practical, real-life experience and the employer gets work- ready industry-fit graduates.

Campus Information 

The facilities provided in the university's technology faculty offer an impressive range of laboratories, workshops and specialised equipment that your business can access for experimental work, testing prototypes, data analysis or training purposes. In the Edinburgh Conference Centre, a leading venue for academic meetings, international conferences, product launches, exhibitions and functions in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh Conference Centre gives students everything they need for a successful event.

Edinburgh Campus is about 6 miles from the city centre. It’s well served by frequent local bus services and is also easy to access by car.


By living in the campus, students will meet other students from all over the world that share mutual interests, discover new sports and activities, and make lifelong friends. It’s also very convenient: the student accommodation is only minutes from lectures and all campus facilities. Plus, when students live on campus, there are no monthly electricity bills or travel expenses to worry about! There are about 1,600 residential accommodation places available, 300 of which are in the brand new student residences development.

Heriot-Watt University has a choice of self-catering shared flats or rooms available. Room sizes vary between 10 and 15 square metres, depending on the room type, but all rooms are well furnished, and have 24MBPS broadband internet connections as standard plus Wi-Fi.

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Courses Available 
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Applied, Pure Science
  • Architecture, Building
  • Business, Management
  • Engineering
  • Law