Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University (Heriot-Watt) is a public institution with campuses in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney, UK. Heriot-Watt offers a wide range of bachelor's degree programs across its five academic schools including: Social Sciences, Textiles and Design, and Engineering and Physical Sciences.
  • Average Tuition GBP 16,000
  • Students 9,000
  • International Students 33%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 24,550
  • Intakes Fall
  • Application Deadline 42005
  • Transfer Yes
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Heriot-Watt University (Heriot-Watt) is home to students from over 150 countries. Students can choose from a wide range of bachelor's degree programs including: Architectural Engineering, Computer Systems, Fashion, Marine Biology, and Statistical Data Science. Heriot-Watt provides the students access to state-of-the-art campus facilities such as specialized workshops and laboratories, computer-aided design suites, museums, libraries, social spaces, and a £33 million sports center. Students can join various societies and sports clubs on-campus to have a fun and dynamic university experience. Heriot-Watt has extensive links of companies that gives excellent industrial placements and internship opportunities to students. Students at Edinburgh and Scottish Borders campuses can reside in a variety of student accommodation options, from self-catered rooms to studio flats. Students can have fresh and scrumptious meals served in a range of dining outlets across Heriot-Watt's campuses.
  • 01Heriot-Watt is ranked among the UK's top 40 universities based on the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018.
  • 02More than 400 Heriot-Watt students benefit from scholarship awards every year.
  • 0395% of Heriot-Watt students are employed or pursuing further studies, six months after graduation.

Bachelor Programs

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Actuarial Science

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Actuarial Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and statistical methods more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Architectural Engineering

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Architectural Engineering principles and technology. The courses offered in the program enable students to learn the fundamental more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Biological Sciences

    GBP 18,480 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Biological Sciences (Cell and Molecular Biology)

    GBP 18,480 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Biological Sciences (Human Health)

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Biological Sciences (Microbiology)

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Brewing and Distilling

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Food Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of chemistry, biology, nutrition, physiology, and the process a more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Business Administration

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human reso more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Chemical Engineering

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Chemical Physics

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Chemistry

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.  

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Chemistry and Professional Education

    GBP 12,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Science Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of teaching science-related subject matt more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Chemistry with Biochemistry

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.  

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Chemistry with Computational Chemistry

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.  

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Chemistry with Materials

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.  

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Chemistry

    GBP 18,480 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.  

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Civil Engineering

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Civil Engineering Construction Management

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program prepares students to efficiently and effectively manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from the concept development through the project completion. The program offers courses that focus more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Combined Studies

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Computer Science

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Computer Science (Data Science)

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Computer Science (Games Programming)

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of game development. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the principles and practice of desig more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Computer Science (Software Engineering)

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Software Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical princ more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Computer Systems

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architectur more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Computer Systems (Games Programming)

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of game development. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the principles and practice of desig more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Computing and Electronics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific pr more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Construction Project Management

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program prepares students to efficiently and effectively manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from the concept development through the project completion. The program offers courses that focus more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Data Science

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computing Research. The program offers courses that focus on the study of big data, data management, machine learn more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Design for Textiles (Fashion, Interior, Art)

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and comp more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific pr more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Electrical Power and Energy

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Industrial Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of applied mathematics; physical more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Engineering

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technologica more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Engineering Physics

    GBP 18,840 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the principles of physics; high a more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Fashion

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Fashion. The program offers courses that focus on the study of textiles, fabrics, ornamentation, and t more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Fashion Communication

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and et more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Fashion Marketing and Retailing

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relation more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Fashion Technology

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and comp more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Financial Mathematics

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematical Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the the application of mathematics and statistics to solve financ more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Geography

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of Geography. The program offers courses that focus on the study of physical processes of the Earth’s vegetation, climate, water a more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Information Systems

    GBP 18,480 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of the principles of Information Systems. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and r more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Interior Design

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and comp more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Marine Biology

    GBP 18,480 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of general biology; organismal biology; ecology; genetics; animal behavior; and zoo and aquarium science.  

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Mathematical Physics

    GBP 18,480 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Mathematical, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effecti more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Mathematics

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, to more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Mathematics and Computer Science

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Mathematics and Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on functional programming, imperative programming, algori more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Mathematics with Computer Science

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Mathematics and Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on functional programming, imperative programming, algori more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Mathematics with Finance

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematical Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the the application of mathematics and statistics to solve financ more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Mathematics with French

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, to more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Mathematics with German

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, to more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Mathematics with Physics

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, to more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Mathematics with Spanish

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, to more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Mathematics with Statistics

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effecti more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 18,480 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematica more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering

    GBP 18,480 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematica more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Physics

    GBP 18,480 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Physics and Professional Education

    GBP 12,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Professional Education (Primary) with specialism in Primary Science (STEM)

    GBP 12,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support servic more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Psychology

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.  

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Psychology with Management

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Organizational Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on employee selection and placement, research methods and data more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Quantity Surveying

    GBP 14,604 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Quantity Surveying Engineering. The program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of applie more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematica more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Structural Engineering

    GBP 18,480 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Construction Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and management more
  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Urban Planning and Property Development

    GBP 14,640 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of City Planning. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the planning, analysis, and architecture more

Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 301
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 302
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 273
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 61
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 401
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 35

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum SAT 1800
  • Minimum ACT 26
  • Minimum PTE 50

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    International students may be eligible for various scholarships including: CRL Scholarship Award 2018, UK Electronics Skills Foundation, East Lothian Educational Trust, QUEST Undergraduate, India, IMechE, Music, President's Fund - Edinburgh Association of University Women, and UK Electronics Skills Foundation scholarships.

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    Other Information

    Established in 1821

    Other

    Heriot-Watt also have global campuses in Dubai and Malaysia.

    The Location

    Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

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      • Testimony
        2003-2006, Bachelor of Science (BSc)

        A Brilliant University

        I am currently following my Masters in Business Psychology at Heriot-Watt and I must confess that the academic standards and support levels extended are Phenomenally high. I have made the correct choice by selecting HWU for my masters study.

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        2014-2015, Bachelor science of Computer System

        Life time experience with Heriot-Watt University: Recommend

        I am currently a Bsc graduate in Computer Systems via distance learning. The experience i had with HW university was inspiring and motivating and as from the service which they offer for developing individuals mind and desire it a positive impact. To anyone who is looking for adventure and exploring through learning development Heriot-Watt University is the answer.

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        2006-2011, Bachelor of Science (BSc) Hons

        Recommended for fantastic research support

        The facilities and staff made learning easy and thorough.