Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders

City Campus Rural

Ucas code: H24

Heriot-Watt is Scotland's most international university with beautiful campuses in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and now Malaysia. We offer students the opportunity to have an international experience in a lovely learning environment no matter where they study. And did you know that Heriot-Watt is one of only two universities in Europe offering a Brewing and Distilling degree..?
Source:Heriot-Watt University Student Union

What students say about this university

Dialog a14250dd301297fbbdd946f15682becec1b12a0315458caaf198a8c69c4ac0ca 525 comments (153 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      It costs me a lot to get to uni but that's because I live far away. Food on campus is very cheap and tasty.

      2012, 1st year, Psychology

      Report

      Are you sure you want to report this Student View for us to review?

      ×
    • The upside

      Sport, plenty of sports teams. A small university so community feel.

      2013, 2nd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Report

      Are you sure you want to report this Student View for us to review?

      ×
    • Facilities

      could do with a swimming pool. Library is good

      2013, 2nd year

      Report

      Are you sure you want to report this Student View for us to review?

      ×
    • Academic Experience

      I am studying economics and had an average of thirteen hours of contact time each week (a mix of lectures and tutorials). I...

      Read more

      2013, 1st year, Applied Economics

      Academic Experience

      I am studying economics and had an average of thirteen hours of contact time each week (a mix of lectures and tutorials). I enjoyed studying finance and accounting in two separate modules in the first and second semester. I found these modules to be challenging in comparison to the other parts of my course as they were new topics for me. Another aspect of my course was business enterprise and its environment. While I didn't find this course as interesting as my macro and micro economics courses or the finance modules, I enjoyed learning in a different way through a group project in which we had to create a business plan.

      2013, 1st year, Applied Economics

      ×
      Report

      Are you sure you want to report this Student View for us to review?

      ×
    • The upside

      They listen to advice given by students and try and improve it for the next year, equipment are always kept clean and the food...

      Read more

      2012, 4th year, Computer Science

      The upside

      They listen to advice given by students and try and improve it for the next year, equipment are always kept clean and the food served in the canteen is pretty good too.

      2012, 4th year, Computer Science

      ×
      Report

      Are you sure you want to report this Student View for us to review?

      ×
    • Facilities

      Events and societies get plenty of exposure.the choice is extensive.

      2012, 3rd year, Accounting

      Report

      Are you sure you want to report this Student View for us to review?

      ×

How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

47%

LOW

Political

38%

LOW

Sporty

71%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

67%

MED

Varied union activities

62%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Student score 83% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

10,895

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

67%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

20%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

41%

of students are female

Young / Mature

19%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

36%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

63%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

League table rankings

Here's where this university ranks in the three main league tables (where available), which are calculated using a combination of stats that they each weight in different ways. They’re a handy guide but don’t offer the full picture – just because a university is top (or bottom) of the league tables doesn’t mean it is (or isn’t) the right choice for you.

More on what university league tables really tell you.

Where it's located

We’ve pinpointed the key sites where teaching takes place. Check in the smallprint of the course you’re interested in to see where exactly you’d be based, especially if there are multiple locations spread across a wide area.

Get all the advice