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Heriot-Watt University

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2K-4K
Public
Very High
9,336
799
3,165

Overview

Heriot-Watt University is renowned for its leadership on critical global issues and is recognised throughout the world for the quality of its teaching and applied research capability.

Scottish roots, international outlook

The university has around 30,000 students on its programmes worldwide, either studying online through distance learning, via our global partners or at one of our five campuses.  We have three campuses in the UK (Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney; 9,000 students), one in Dubai (4,000 students) and one in Malaysia (1,800 students).  Our Go Global programme offers our students the unrivalled opportunity to transfer between campuses for a truly international education.

Industry-informed education

Big enough to attract leading academics, but small enough to give students the chance to really learn directly from them, the university offers 400 industry-informed degree programmes in our specialist areas of science, engineering, energy, business, languages and design.  Connections at every level develop these to match professional needs so employers get work-ready, fit-for-industry graduates.

Global pioneers in research and innovation

We are recognized for our world-class research that delivers real results with far-reaching impact.  The most recent UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) ranked Heriot-Watt 9th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact, with 82% of our research assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent and over 80% of our academics engaged in research.  Knowledge creation and inter-disciplinary collaboration with academia and industry are core to remaining at the forefront of fields including energy, engineering, actuarial mathematics, photonics and robotics.

University Highlights

Total students - 9,336

25%
75%

International students - 3,165

47%
53%

Total faculty staff - 799

367
432

Total students - 9,336

25%
75%

International students - 3,165

47%
53%

Total faculty staff - 799

432
367

Undergraduate Program

2,000 - 4,000
20,000 - 22,000

Postgraduate Program

6,000 - 8,000
20,000 - 22,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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