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Heriot-Watt University

Established 1966

Heriot-Watt University

Established 1966


Location: Edinburgh

Nearest Airport: Edinburgh Airport

Nearest Station: Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway


  • QS : =281
  • CUG : 34
  • THE : 501–600

Tuition Fees

Average tuition fee: 16812

Number of Students

Bachelor’s degree students: 8150

Master’s degree students: 3005

International students: 36%

About Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University is a public research university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, the world's first mechanics' institute, and subsequently granted university status by royal charter in 1966. It is the eighth oldest higher education institute in UK. The name Heriot-Watt was taken from Scottish inventor James Watt and Scottish philanthropist and goldsmith George Heriot.
Known for its focus on science and engineering, it is one of the 39 old universities in the UK comprising the second cluster of elite universities after Oxbridge.

Complete Course List

  • Business and management studies
  • Languages
  • Computer sciences and IT
  • Business analysis and management
  • Finance
  • Computer science
  • Software engineering
  • Data telecommunications and computer networks
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Mathematics
  • Marketing
  • Linguistics
  • Engineering
  • Social sciences
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Biology and life sciences
  • Environmental science and ecology
  • Translating and Interpreting
  • Fashion design
  • Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy
  • Physics
  • Geology
  • Earth and ocean sciences
  • Electronic and electrical engineering
  • Pharmacy and pharmacology
  • Food sciences
  • Chemical engineering
  • Social studies
  • Civil engineering and construction
  • Economics
  • Urban planning
  • Marine biology
  • Naval engineering
  • Planning and surveying
  • Marketing and advertising studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Accounting
  • Business and human resource management
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Construction and the built environment
  • Health sciences
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Transport engineering and logistics
  • Quantity surveying
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Energy and environmental management
  • Psychology
  • Banking and finance
  • Sports science
  • Art and design
  • Organisational psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Medicine and surgery
  • Marketing management
  • Interior design
  • Economics and development economics
  • Design management
  • Media studies and publishing
  • Energy and environmental engineering
Heriot-Watt University

55.9093851249, -3.3206825207

Postal Address

EH14 4AS
United Kingdom

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