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Campus The Avenue, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

Location info of Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh is a really lively city with plenty to see and do. It’s a great city for cultural events with something happening every day of the week.
  • Whether it’s music, film, theatre, comedy or the arts, you’re bound to find plenty going on of interest.
  • From medieval lanes to modern architecture, museums to nightlife, there is plenty to do when you choose to study at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Top Reasons to Study in Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh

You will become highly employable

95% of Heriot-Watt students are in employment or further study within six months of graduation and we are ranked joint 17th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for graduate salaries. (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

You will learn from world leading academics

Our learning environment seeks to offer you the very best in terms of study programmes, which apply knowledge to real world challenges. We are ranked 281st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023) and 34th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2023).

You will become globally connected

We have 5 campuses and 150 learning partners around the world. Many of our students get the chance to transfer their study to our campuses in Dubai and Malaysia through our Go Global inter-campus exchange programme. We are also one of Scotland’s most international universities, with around a third of our students coming from outside the UK.

University details

About Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh

Heriot-Watt University is the eighth-oldest higher education institution in the UK, representing more than 200 years of innovation and academic excellence. Since 1821, the university’s pioneering research and education has made a positive impact on the global stage and continues to push new frontiers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, business, and design.


Career at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh

Heriot-Watt students and graduates benefit from professional, impartial and confidential careers advice and guidance from specialist Careers Advisers who focus on specific subject areas related to the University’s academic disciplines.

They will come and speak to you in class about how to go about making informed career choices, managing your future career development, accessing opportunities to develop the skills employers demand and achieve your goals. They also organise a range of skills development workshops and a series of careers fairs and employer presentations where you can network directly with graduate recruiters.

They are also on-hand to help if you:

  • are unsure about your plans and how to make decisions
  • want help with application forms or your CV
  • need to know more about where and how to look for jobs
  • want information or advice on postgraduate study
  • need to practice your interview techniques

Campus life

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.

Ranking & Accreditation of Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh

  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 ranked 86.8% of Heriot-Watt’s research as world-leading and internationally excellent.
  • We are 9th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact
  • Over 80% of our academic staff are currently engaged in research at internationally recognized levels
  • We are ranked 270th in the world in the 2022 QS World University Ranking
  • We ranked in 28th place out of 123 UK universities for the overall student experience in the National Student Survey 2021.
  • We are ranked in the top 25 in the world for Engineering and Technology in the THE World University Rankings 2021
  • 8th in Scotland in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • 95% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation

Student Accommodation at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh

  • Housing: $5,998
  • Dining: $2,016
  • Other: $2,986


Programs at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh


  1. Architectural Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  2. Architectural Engineering, MEng**
  3. Biological Sciences, BSc (Hons)*
  4. Cell and Molecular Biology
  5. Human Health
  6. Biology, MBiol**
  7. Civil Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  8. Civil Engineering, MEng**
  9. Construction Project Management, BSc (Hons)*
  10. Geography, BSc (Hons)*
  11. Geography, Society and Environment, MA (Hons)***
  12. Marine Biology, BSc (Hons)*
  13. Quantity Surveying, BSc (Hons)*
  14. Sport and Exercise Science, BSc (Hons)*
  15. Structural Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  16. Structural Engineering, MEng**
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  1. Advanced Structural Engineering, MSc
  2. Civil Engineering and Construction Management, MSc
  3. Civil Engineering with Industry Placement, MSc
  4. Civil Engineering, MSc
  5. Climate Change: Managing the Marine Environment, MSc
  6. Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying with Industry Placement, MSc
  7. Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying, MSc
  8. Construction Project Management with Industry Placement, MSc
  9. Construction Project Management, MSc
  10. Global Environmental Change and Policy, MSc
  11. International Marine Science, MSc
  12. International Marine Science, MSc*
  13. Marine Renewable Energy, MSc*
  14. Mature Field Management, MSc
  15. Petroleum Engineering, MSc
  16. Real Estate, MSc
  17. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition, MSc *
  18. Reservoir Evaluation and Management, MSc
  19. Spatial Planning and Real Estate Development, MSc
  20. Subsurface Energy Systems, MSc
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  1. Aerospace Engineering, BEng
  2. Aerospace Engineering, MEng
  3. Brewing & Distilling, BSc (Hons)*
  4. Chemical Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  5. Chemical Engineering, MEng**
  6. Chemistry, BSc (Hons)*
  7. Chemistry, MChem with Placement**
  8. Combined Studies, BSc (Hons)*
  9. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  10. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, MEng**
  11. Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  12. Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  13. Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering, MEng**
  14. Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  15. Mechanical Engineering, MEng**
  16. Physics, BSc (Hons)*
  17. Physics, MPhys**
  18. Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, BEng (Hons)*
  19. Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, MEng**
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  1. Advanced Mechanical Engineering, MSc – Industrial Application
  2. Analytical Sciences for the Biosciences Industries, MSc
  3. Brewing and Distilling, MSc – Entrepreneurship
  4. Energy, MSc – Entrepreneurship
  5. Global Sustainability Engineering, MSc Industrial Application
  6. Renewable Energy Engineering, MSc
  7. Robotics, MSc – Industrial Application
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  1. Actuarial Science and Diploma in Industrial Training 1, BSc (Hons)*
  2. Actuarial Science, BSc (Hons)*
  3. Computer Science with Diploma in Industrial Training, BSc (Hons)*
  4. Computer Science, BSc (Hons)*
  5. Artificial Intelligence
  6. Computer Games Programming
  7. Cyber Security
  8. Data Science
  9. Software Engineering
  10. Computer Systems and Diploma in Industrial Training, BSc (Hons)*
  11. Computer Systems, BSc (Hons)*
  12. Computer Games Programming
  13. Financial Mathematics, BSc (Hons)*
  14. Information Systems and Diploma in Industrial Training, BSc (Hons)*
  15. Information Systems, BSc (Hons)*
  16. Interaction Design
  17. Internet Systems
  18. Management
  19. Mathematical Physics, BSc (Hons)*
  20. Mathematical, Statistical and Actuarial Science, BSc (Hons)*
  21. Mathematics with Finance with Diploma in Industrial Training, BSc (Hons)
  22. Mathematics with Statistics, BSc (Hons)
  23. Mathematics, BSc (Hons)*
  24. Computer Science
  25. European Language
  26. Finance
  27. Physics
  28. Statistics
  29. Software Engineering, MEng**
  30. Statistical Data Science, BSc (Hons)*
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  1. Actuarial Management with Data Science, MSc
  2. Actuarial Management, MSc
  3. Data Science
  4. Actuarial Science and Management, MSc
  5. Actuarial Science, MSc
  6. Applied Mathematical Sciences, MSc
  7. Climate Change Modeling
  8. Applied Mathematical Sciences, MSc*
  9. Artificial Intelligence, MSc
  10. Artificial Intelligence, MSc*
  11. Computational Data Science, MSc
  12. Computational Mathematics and Data Analysis, MSc
  13. Computational Maths, MSc
  14. Computer Science for Cyber Security, MSc
  15. Computing, MSc*
  16. Data Science, MSc
  17. Data Science, MSc*
  18. Financial Mathematics, MSc
  19. Games Design and Development, MDes
  20. Human Robot Interaction, MSc*
  21. Information Technology, MSc
  22. Business
  23. Software Systems
  24. Mathematical Biology, Ecology and Medicine, MSc
  25. Mathematical Sciences, GCert
  26. Mathematics of Sustainable Finance, MSc
  27. Mathematics, MSc
  28. Network Security, MSc
  29. Software Engineering, MSc
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  1. Accountancy and Finance, MA (Hons)**
  2. Accountancy, MA (Hons)**
  3. Applied Modern Languages and Translating, MA (Hons)
  4. British Sign Language (Interpreting, Translating and Applied Language Studies), MA (Hons)**
  5. British Sign Language and Applied Language Studies, MA (Hons)**
  6. Business Administration, BBA (Hons)*
  7. Business and Finance, MA (Hons)**
  8. Economics and Business Management, MA (Hons)**
  9. Economics and Finance, MA (Hons)**
  10. Economics, MA (Hons)**
  11. Finance, MA (Hons)**
  12. International Business Management with Year Abroad, MA (Hons)**
  13. International Business Management, MA (Hons)**
  14. Languages (Interpreting and Translating), MA (Hons)
  15. Marketing, MA (Hons)**
  16. Modern Languages for Business Management, MA (Hons)
  17. Modern Languages Interpreting and Translating, MA (Hons)**
  18. Modern Languages, Communication and Cultures, MA (Hons)
  19. Modern Languages, MA (Hons)**
  20. Business Management
  21. Communication and Cultures
  22. Interpreting and Translating
  23. Psychology and Economics, BSc (Hons)*
  24. Psychology and Marketing, BSc (Hons)*
  25. Psychology with Management, BSc (Hons)
  26. Psychology, BSc (Hons)*Management
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  1. Accountancy, MSc
  2. Applied Psychology, MSc
  3. Business Analytics and Consultancy, MSc
  4. Business Psychology, MSc
  5. Coaching
  6. Human Resource Management
  7. Intercultural Communication
  8. Business Strategy, Leadership and Change, MSc
  9. Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting, MSc
  10. Digital Marketing, MSc
  11. Economics, Banking and Finance, MSc
  12. Energy and Economics, MSc
  13. Finance and Management, MSc
  14. Finance, MSc
  15. HRM, MSc
  16. Intercultural Business Communication, MSc
  17. International Accounting and Finance, MSc
  18. International Banking and Finance, MSc
  19. International Business Management with Industry Placement, MSc
  20. International Marketing, MSc
  21. Consumer Psychology
  22. International Sports Management, MSc
  23. Interpreting and Translating, MSc
  24. Interpreting, MSc
  25. Investment Management, MSc
  26. Logistics and Supply Chain Management, MSc
  27. Maritime Logistics and Business, MSc
  28. Operations Management, MSc
  29. Public Management & Leadership, MSc
  30. Sport Psychology, MSc
  31. Strategic Project Management, MSc
  32. Translating, MSc
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  1. Design Management, MSc*
  2. Digital Design and Innovation, MA*
  3. Fashion and Textiles Design, MA –Industry Placement*
  4. Fashion and Textiles Management, MSc*
  5. Interior Architecture and Design, MA*

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  1. Communication Design, BA (Hons)*
  2. Design for Textiles (Fashion, Interior, Art), BA (Hons)*
  3. Fashion Branding and Promotion, BA (Hons)*
  4. Fashion Technology, BSc (Hons)*
  5. Fashion, BA (Hons)*
  6. Interior Design, BA (Hons)*
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