We are proud that since our foundation in 1821, we have been outward looking pioneers of education, in pursuit of knowledge to the benefit of society and the world. Today we have five campus locations worldwide nurturing scholars who are creating transformational solutions to global problems.
Heriot-Watt is one of the world’s leading universities with strong links to international business and industry driven by our established reputation as a top research-led institution.
We offer over 180 Postgraduate courses that will provide you with the knowledge to solve real world challenges. There are around 2,400 postgraduate students studying at our Edinburgh Campus. It is a friendly, welcoming place, where you will have the opportunity to meet with students from all over the world.
Heriot-Watt is regarded as a top UK university across a range of subject areas. The QS World’s University Rankings ranked Heriot-Watt 302nd in the world, 39th in the UK and 7th in Scotland.
Heriot-Watt is world-renowned for conducting ground-breaking research which is relevant to business and industry. We aim to find radical innovations and solutions to real world challenges for the benefit of society.
REF 2014 named Heriot-Watt in the top 25% of UK universities, with 82% of our research ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent. We ranked 9th university in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact.
Over 86% of our postgraduates are in graduate-level jobs or further study six months after completing their programme.
Our degrees are career-focused and relevant to the needs of business and industry. Employers actively seek out our graduates as our degrees are highly regarded for their relevance to the world of work.
We have excellent links with business and industry, both in the UK and internationally. We help you meet some of the world’s top employers, who know the strengths our graduates bring to the workplace.
We have 2000 residential places available at our Edinburgh Campus with a range of types and prices, from self-catered rooms to studio flats.
You will have your own study bedroom, the majority of which have en-suite bathrooms, and access to home comforts – broadband and laundry facilities. Each hall has access to a warden who is there to help you settle in and sort out any problems you might encounter. There is also 24 hour security on the campus.Studying as a postgraduate student at our Edinburgh campus you will be placed in accommodation which is conveniently located just a short walk from your academic buildings and the library. We have a range of accommodation that is only for postgraduate students.
With over £9 million being invested in refurbishing the Library and Learning Commons areas, Edinburgh students can expect high quality, technology-enabled study spaces.
With over 700 individual and group study places in the library, 200 in Learning Commons 1 and another 100 in Learning Commons 2 there is plenty of space for you to study, whether on your own or in groups.
Heriot-Watt's network of PCs can be accessed from academic Schools, the library, and some halls of residence.
The Eduroam wireless service is provided for staff and students, giving the flexibility of easy access to Eduroam wireless services on campus and at other participating institutions.
Students are encouraged to join and make use of our on-campus Medical Centre and Dental Practice, which provides top quality medical, nursing, dental and ancillary health care, including physiotherapy. Any health worries that you may have will be dealt with confidentially and efficiently.
An accredited counsellor is available throughout the year to help you through any difficult experiences.
Our Edinburgh Campus is set in 380 acres of beautiful parkland. Studying here offers the best of both worlds, a campus environment only six miles from the city centre.
Many of our degrees are accredited by professional bodies.
Please see individual programme details on our website for full details.