Heriot Watt Wniversity qs world ranking

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Heriot Watt Wniversity qs world ranking

Where we rank

Heriot-Watt University is consistently ranked at a high level across a number of key university league tables.

From our research performance to student satisfaction, graduate employability and the quality of our teaching, Heriot-Watt’s status as a world-class university is independently confirmed.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17
Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’


Guardian University Guide 2018

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  • Ranked 26th in the UK and 4th in Scotland
  • 2nd in UK for Building and Town & Country Planning
  • 3rd the UK for Economics
  • Top ten in UK for for Accounting & Finance and Business Management & Marketing
  • 1st in Scotland Accounting & Finance, Building and Town & Country Planning, Economics and Chemical Engineering
  • ​2nd in Scotland for six subjects:  Chemistry and Mechnical Engineering.
National Student Survey 2016

The National Student Survey (NSS) is a survey which gathers honest feedback from final year undergraduates, studying full time.

  • 90% of students were satisfied overall with their course in over half of the University’s subject areas
  • Ranked in the top ten UK universities for six subjects: Chemistry, Economics, European Languages, Marketing, Planning and Maths and Statistics
  • First in Scotland for Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Economics and Planning
  • 2nd in Scotland for a further five subjects: Chemical Engineering, European Languages, Management, Building, Design Studies.

All NSS data is available on the Unistats website

Times Higher Education – ‘100 Under 50’ World University Ranking 2015
  • 77th in the world, 10th the UK
  • 11th in the world and first in Scotland, based on the ‘international outlook’ indicator from THE World University Rankings. This indicator examines a university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff and the proportion of its research papers published with a co-author from at least one other country.
Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
  • Overall, 37th out of 128 institutions in the UK and 4th in Scotland
  • Top ten in the UK for Building, Town & Country Planning and Landscape and General Engineering
  • Top in Scotland for Building, Chemical Engineering, Town & Country Planning and Landscape, and top 3 in Scotland for: Art & Design, Chemistry, Economics, General Engineering, Mathematics and German.
The Complete University Guide 2018
  • 28th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland
  • We are ranked 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK for Building
  • We are ranked in the top ten in the UK for 3 of our subject areas – Building (2nd), Chemical Engineering (8th), and Town & Country Planning (7th)
  • We are ranked in the top 25% in the UK for 10 subjects – Accounting & Finance, Art & Design, Building, Business & Management Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering

View the Complete University Guide league table 2018.