Heriot Watt University Undergraduate Courses

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Heriot Watt University Undergraduate Courses

Studying at Heriot-Watt

Learn from leading academics at the forefront of their specialism, and work with peers who share the passion for your chosen subject.

Why choose us?

As one of the most progressive and international institutions based in Scotland, you will have the opportunity to thrive, both personally and academically during your time with us.


You will learn from world leading academics

Our learning environment seeks to offer you the very best in terms of study programmes which apply knowledge to real world challenges. We are ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2017/18) and in the top 20 universities in the UK (The Guardian University League Table 2017). We are top 10 in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact (REF 2014).

We offer help to finance your studies

Each year we enable hundreds of students to enhance their educational experience through a variety of Heriot-Watt and externally funded Scholarships and bursaries, including opportunities funded by the University’s generous Alumni community, based all over the globe.

You will become globally connected

We encourage you to see the world, then change it. We have 5 campuses and 150 learning partners around the world. You can take advantage of opportunities to transfer your study to campuses in Dubai and Malaysia through our Go Global inter campus exchange programme. We are one of Scotland’s most international universities, so there are plenty of opportunities to meet the world at our UK campuses.

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You will become highly employable

The very nature of a Heriot-Watt research-informed education, underpinned by our values, ensures you will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and confidence to be specialists in your chosen fields and professions. Global companies actively seek out our graduates as they are work ready. This is why more than 95% of our students are in graduate-level jobs or further study six months after completing their programme.

You will develop life-long connections

When you join Heriot-Watt you become part of a global family. We have over 116,000 alumni worldwide. The Watt Club was founded in 1854 and is the oldest graduate club in the UK. Lifetime membership is automatic upon graduation from Heriot-Watt, and is free to all graduates of the University.

Heriot Watt University Undergraduate Courses

To make the most of your time studying at Heriot-Watt as a visiting student, you can choose up to four courses across any of our subject areas at the Edinburgh Campus (subject to any course pre-requisites) or you can choose up to four courses to study at our School of Textiles and Design (subject to any course pre-requisites).

For more detailed information on the courses that are available, contact our International Recruitment Officer, Colin Johnston, at VisitingStudents@hw.ac.uk or view the course catalogue.