Heriot-Watt University has five campuses: three in the UK (Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney), one in Dubai and one in Malaysia. 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 it one of the top UK universities for business and industry.
The University offers a highly distinctive range of degree programmes in the specialist areas of science, engineering, design, business and language s. Heriot-Watt connects with industry at every level and develops programmes to match their needs – so employers get work-ready industry-fit graduates.
Heriot-Watt is also Scotland’s most international university with an unsurpassed international in-country presence. The University delivers degree programmes to 11,800 students in 150 countries around the world, has campuses in Dubai and Malaysia and boasts the largest international student cohort in Scotland. The international campuses offer students the unrivalled opportunity to transfer between campuses and obtain a truly global education.
The Guardian University Guide 2018 ranks us 26th in the UK (rated 3rd in the UK for Economics, 9th in the UK for Business, 2nd in the UK for Building and 15th in the UK for Chemical Engineering). Heriot-Watt University has been ranked among the world’s top universities in 12 subjects in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2017. The university was ranked in the world’s top 150 for Chemical Engineering, and Civil and Structural Engineering. Heriot-Watt’s Statistics & Operational Research course (Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics) was placed the world’s top 200.