Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University Good University Guide

For nearly two centuries Heriot-Watt has followed the values of George Heriot and James Watt – two giants of industry and commerce who gave the university its name – focusing on practical, applied learning. 

The Edinburgh-based university’s strengths lie mainly in the physical sciences, mathematics, business and management, engineering and the built environment. It has fostered interdisciplinary teaching and research, with a battery of employment-related degrees, which invariably produce a good rating for graduate prospects.

The Times Ranking

Rank 38=
Student experience 84.2%
Graduate prospects 76.1%


Student Stats

Applications per place 8.5:1
Undergraduate (full-time) 6,675
Undergraduate (part-time) 645
Postgraduates (full-time) 2,075
Mature students 16.9%
Overseas students 10.9%


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