Heriot watt University postgraduate

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Heriot watt University postgraduate

At Heriot-Watt, we recognise that teaching and research are synergistic and that high quality postgraduate training must always be informed by professional experience and research activity.

We offer a range of postgraduate programmes, with a broad range of MSc topics available.  The School also has a strong research background and there are opportunities for PhD study in all our disciplines, and we also offer the chance to participate in research study in industry via the Engineering Doctorate programme.

The EPS Student Support Office acts as a central point for finding out about our wide range of postgraduate opportunities across the school, and details of our programmes are also available on the graduate school website. Many of the subject websites carry additional information about study and research in the school.

MSc programmes

Chemical Engineering

  • Sustainability Engineering, MSc / Diploma / Certificate


  • Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, MSc / Diploma / Certificate

Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering

  • Embedded Systems, MSc / Diploma
  • Mobile Communications, MSc / Diploma / Certificate
  • Robotics, Autonomous And Interactive Systems, MSc / Diploma
  • Smart Systems Integration (Erasmus Mundus), MSc
  • Vision Image & Robotics (VIBOT) (Erasmus Mundus), MSc

Mechanical Engineering

  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering, MSc / Diploma
  • Energy, MSc / Diploma
  • Renewable Energy And Distributed Generation, MSc
  • Renewable Energy Engineering, MSc / Diploma / Certificate
  • Smart Grid Demand Management, MSc / Diploma


  • Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices, MSc

Research degrees

Further information is also available on obtaining a postgraduate degree by research.

Heriot watt University postgraduate

Application form

You can apply for all postgraduate programmes (except Edinburgh Business School programmes) using our online application form.


You must create an account to use the online application form. You don’t have to complete the application in one session; you can save what you have done so far and return to complete it at a later date.