Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University, located in Edinburgh, Scotland, is one of the top UK universities for business and industry. The University offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society; Engineering and Physical Sciences; Life Sciences; Management and Languages; Mathematical and Computer Sciences; and Textiles and Design.

  • Average Tuition GBP 17,220
  • Acceptance Rate 23%
  • Students 6,000
  • International Students 35%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 17,076
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Heriot-Watt University’s history dates back to 1821 when the School of Arts of Edinburgh was established by Scottish businessman Leonard Horner. In 1852, the school changed its name Watt Institution and School of Arts and shortly after, in 1855, to Heriot-Watt College in honor of George Heriot (philanthropist and financier to King James) and James Watt, (inventor and engineer in 18th century).  Over the years Heriot-Watt University has grown tremendously and established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, making it one of the top UK universities for business and industry.

Today Heriot-Watt is recognised internationally as a centre for high calibre research in science, engineering and business. With 5 campuses: 3 in the UK - Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney - 1 in Dubai and 1 in Malaysia, Heriot-Watt deliver degree programs to 31,000 students globally; it also boasts the largest international student cohort in Scotland. Some of its notable alumni include, Dame Muriel Spark, award-winning Scottish novelist; Sarah Boyack, former Minister for Transport of Scotland and Tammy Kane, Co-founder of the Christopher Kane fashion label.

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Master Programs

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Accountancy

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Arabic

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Arabic language. Includes instruction in philology; Classical Arabic; Modern Standard Arabic; dialects; and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Business

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Business Administration

    GBP 16,950 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Chinese

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of present-day China and its historical predecessors, related borderlands and island groups, and the overseas Chinese diaspora.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Communication

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Design

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Economics

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    English

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Environmental Studies

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Finance

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Financial Engineering

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the finance industry, including the development, critique, and use of various financial models. Includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods, stochastic processes, economics, and financial markets and applications.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Human Resources

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    International Business

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Languages

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Leadership

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Management

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Marketing

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Mathematical Finance

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the finance industry, including the development, critique, and use of various financial models. Includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods, stochastic processes, economics, and financial markets and applications.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Petroleum Engineering

    GBP 27,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems for locating, extracting, processing and refining crude petroleum and natural gas, including prospecting instruments and equipment, mining and drilling systems, processing and refining systems and facilities, storage facilities, transportation systems, and related environmental and safety systems.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Project Management

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply quantitative and qualitative knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations. Includes instruction in project planning, risk management, cost and time management, contracts and procurement, accounting, statistics, decision making, and human resources.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Psychology

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    Supply Chain Management

    GBP 17,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise, ranging from acquisitions to receiving and handling, through internal allocation of resources to operations units, to the handling and delivery of output. Includes instruction in acquisitions and purchasing, inventory control, storage and handling, just-in-time manufacturing, logistics planning, shipping and delivery management, transportation, quality control, resource estimation and allocation, and budgeting.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 370
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 35
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 312
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 271
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 66
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 401

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.20
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

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    Established in 1821

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    Heriot-Watt University’s, Brewery Society, holds a beer festival annually. The money raised from this event is then given to a charity.

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          • Testimony
            2013-2014, Master of Science

            HWU is giving opprotunity for a better future

            I've awarded Master of Science, Construction Project Management (M.Sc-CPM) from HWU and I'm really proud of that and I've been promoted to a Senior Resident Engineer .I enjoyed the study, communication and the most important achievement is the change in way of thinking and decision making.

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            2008-2011, Master stratgic project managment

            best education experience ever

            I was and still very proud to get my master degree from Heriot watt , were I find my self made a big move to get such degree from such university, wasn't easy one .. and I'm working on applying to my doctoral degree with it , coz I want to keep my work on this high standard .

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            2012-2013, Master of Science

            Heriot-Watt University is school with high class teaching environment, and Labs for preparing a student for the industry. It is know as one the best schools in Research, Petroleum engineering , Information Technology ,Business course and many more areas in academics. I will recommend this great institution to anyone interested in improving his or her career.