Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Heriot-Watt University is world-renowned for conducting research which is relevant to business and industry. Studying with us will bring you into contact with leading researchers who are working on some of the most important areas for twenty-first-century-society. Your postgraduate degree at Heriot-Watt will enhance your future – all our programmes are focused on the needs of business and industry, which is why employers actively seek out our graduates.



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 us one of the top UK universities for business and industry.


They are committed to continuous improvement and development in all our activity. Their focus is on responding to the changing needs of business, industry and society and finding solutions to the global challenges of the 21st century.Building on established expertise in key, specialist areas, their aim is to produce the next generation of leaders and thinkers who make a difference in the world.They are already leading the way in areas as varied as energy, the environment and climate change, risk and modelling, infrastructure and transport, and the interface between life and physical sciences.


At Heriot-Watt they've created an environment that nurtures innovation and leadership - where the researchers, staff and students can realise their potential and develop their ambitions.They're proud of our collegiate atmosphere and integrated teaching and research approach which has helped to build a community of committed academics and highly motivated students. They focus on careers delivers results and they've an excellent reputation for graduate employability.


Careers Advisory ServiceThe Universitys award winning Careers Advisory Service provides one of the most extensive and comprehensive careers education and professional development programmes of any higher education institution in the UK.

The Careers Advisory Service can also help you to find part-time work and vacation employment.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (75)
Engineering & Technology (33)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (19)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (18)
Computer Science & IT (8)
Applied Sciences & Professions (7)
Humanities (7)
Arts, Design & Architecture (6)
Journalism & Media (5)
Medicine & Health (5)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Education & Training (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Heriot-Watt University!


Student services

Student supportComing to university is one of the biggest moves you'll ever make. The years ahead will be fun, exciting and fulfilling but there may be times when you'll need some help and advice.

They have a range of support services with friendly, approachable staff that are there to listen and provide you with the advice, support and information you need throughout your time at with us.

Student Support is an important first port of call for practical advice and support on all kinds of issues including settling into university life, money, accommodation, disability and personal safety.

Housing services

  • Edinburgh Campus accommodation
There are about 2,000 residential places available on our Edinburgh Campus, all within easy reach of your lectures, sports facilities and the Students' Union.
  • Scottish Borders Campus accommodation
There are around 200 self-catered rooms and flats on the Scottish Borders Campus, and the University also leases flats off-campus and in the town centre.
  • Orkney Campus accommodation
There are no halls of residence or University leased flats at the Orkney Campus, but we can help you find private accommodation locally.
  • Dubai Campus accommodation
  • Malaysia Campus

Library services

  • Library opening hours
  • Study spaces
  • On/off campus access
  • Borrowing from HWU libraries
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Accessing other libraries
  • Suggest a book

ICT services

Supporting research, learning, teaching and administrative activities by providing Library, Information and Learning Technology services to Heriot-Watt students and staff.

  • IT Helpdesk
  • Email
  • File Storage
  • Free PCs
  • Passwords and PINs
  • Print/copy/scan
  • Software
  • Support for personal devices
  • Telephones
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • WiFi

Medical services

The Disability Service can provide support and advice with study skills if you have a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, in addition to assistive technology to help students overcome any barriers to learning.

Student Life

Campus life

They have campuses in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia where they aim to provide stimulating, supportive environments conducive to effective learning and research, and where staff and students can excel.

The campuses offer a great student experience. You'll meet others who share your interests and people from all over the world, discover new sports and activities, and make lifelong friends. And they'll support you all the way, through a range of services and facilities that will help you make the best of your time as a student.

Sports facilities

Edinburgh is also a city for sport. You'll find athletics at Meadowbank Stadium, swimming at the Commonwealth Pool, two top Scottish Premier League football teams, world-class rugby at Murrayfield, skiing and snowboarding at Hillend, climbing at The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and an array of top golf clubs.

Student clubs

There’s more to university life than simply getting your degree, and Heriot-Watt University Student Union is all about helping you to have the best possible experience while you study here.


The Geological Society accredits to our MSc Petroleum Geoscience programme.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom