Heriot Watt University
With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made us one of the top UK universities for business and industry.
We shape tomorrow’s work-ready, industry-fit graduates and postgraduates. We connect with industry at every level and develop programmes to match their needs. Real issues, real projects, real research – so our students get practical, real-life experience and the employer gets work- ready industry-fit graduates.
We provide a global perspective and experience – our academic and student body is a diverse international mix with 1/3 of our students at our Scottish campus coming from overseas. We have campuses in key locations across the world in Malaysia and Dubai as well as the UK – offering our students the unrivalled opportunity to transfer between campuses and obtain a truly global education
• We have 3 campus locations in the United Kingdom and whether you study at the inspiring islands of Orkney, the textiles hub of Galashiels or the bustling city of Edinburgh - you’ll be sure to benefit from an outstanding student experience.
• Our Dubai Campus is a brand new, purpose-built campus based in the Dubai International Academic City, approximately 25 minutes from the centre of Dubai.
• Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s campus is based in the modern garden-city of Putrajaya just 25km south of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur.
Programmes are the same at all campuses; the qualification received is the same.
Students may choose one of our international campuses rather than the UK for the following reasons: cost, distance, employment opportunities, family connections, Visa regulations, the weather!
Ranking / Awards
190 year history
Began in 1821, when we established the world’s first Mechanics Institute (the School of Arts of Edinburgh).
Consistently ranked at a high level across a number of key university league tables. From Reserch performance to student satisfaction, graduate emplyability and the quality of our teaching.
Top 2% in QS World University Rankings 2017/18
35th in UK and 6th in Scotland in Complete University Guide 2019
Top 30 in the UK and 4th in Scotland in the Guardian University Guide 2018.
9th in UK as per Research Excellence Framework (REF)
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Set in 380 acres of beautiful parkland, opt to study at our Edinburgh Campus and you'll find a wide variety of programmes and specialist facilities designed to help you reach your full potential.
Scottish Borders Campus
A countryside location, perfectly situated at the pulsating heart of Scotland's luxury textile industry, Heriot-Watt Scottish Borders campus delivers the best design and production facilities for textiles and fashion in the UK.
Heriot-Watt University Orkney is located in a stunning setting that brings its unique research and study programmes to life. Orkney's extensive natural resources, ties to the marine industry and friendly community make a distinctive learning environment.
Heriot-Watt University Dubai offers an extensive range of research-informed degree programmes in a global study environment, with strong links to business and industry.
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia offers high quality British education and global study opportunities at our modern campus in Putrajaya.