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Intro to the University

Victoria Wilson

What’s in a name ?

Commemorating two champions of Scottish commerce, education and technology:

  • George Heriot, financier to King James

  • James Watt the great 18th century Scottish engineer and pioneer of steam power


England and Wales

Edinburgh Airport


(Capital City of Scotland)

Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Campus


Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Life Sciences(biological sciences, food sciences, sports sciences)

Management & Languages(accountancy, finance, economics, management, languages)

Engineering & Physical Sciences(chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering)

Mathematical & Computer Sciences(pure and applied maths, actuarial maths and statistics, computer science)

The Built Environment (civil engineering, construction management, urban studies)

Textiles & Design (textile technologies, fashion design)


Edinburgh Business School (MBA/DLA)

Institute of Petroleum Engineering (oil and gas extraction/technologies, renewable energy, carbon capture and storage)

Academic life
Academic life

Quality education – high rankings for teaching and research

Regular seminars by representatives from industry

Lots of feedback by staff so you can learn and improve your performance

Outward industrial visits

Outward field trips

Campus facilities
Campus & facilities

Beautiful campus (380 acres of parkland)

10 km from city centre

Safe and secure campus with 24/7 security staff

All facilities on campus

- Lecture halls, seminars, laboratories

- Shops, places to eat

- Bank

- Health Centre (doctors and dentists)

- Students’ Union

- Library

- Careers Advisory Service (work opportunities)

- State of the art sports facilities

- Regular bus connections to Edinburgh


  • 1600 rooms Edinburgh Campus

  • 200 rooms Borders Campus

  • Priority to students coming to the University for the first time

  • Private accommodation

  • Lodgings/Homestay

Contact details
Contact Details

Victoria Wilson

International Recruitment Officer

Heriot-Watt University

Tel: +44 (0)131 451 3630