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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..?
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What students say about this university

Dialog 641 comments (176 students)
    • The downside

      Accommodation not built in time for students to go straight into their chosen halls at the start of the year.

      2013, 1st year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Clearing

      The amount of teaching really varies depending on the course you chose to do - mine hasn't been very full on the first two...

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      2016, 2nd year, Forensic Psychology

      Clearing

      The amount of teaching really varies depending on the course you chose to do - mine hasn't been very full on the first two years as a lot of the coursework is self study your supposed to be doing in your own time. The content of the course is really interesting, some parts can be challenging which is why your expected to be doing work in your own time. The course doesn't have too much practical work, just a few labs over the course of each semester. The exams aren't too bad as coursework over the semester counts as part of your overall grade, so if you do well in that the exams should be fine. Depending on the subject will depend on what you have to do in the exam, which is either essays or short answer questions.

      2016, 2nd year, Forensic Psychology

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    • Accommodation

      The student halls are comfortable, convenient and all round a great place for socialising, studying and meeting friends

      2013, 1st year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      I was very surprised how modern the accomodation at IQ is. However the social aspect is much worse.

      2012, 2nd year, Economics

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    • Accommodation

      It is very hard to find a good and affordable flat in Edinburgh. A lot of luck is needed.

      2016, 3rd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      Shops and cafes on campus are more expensive than in town. To get to town/ shopping centres bus or car is necessary.

      2012, 3rd year, Biomolecular Chemistry

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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

41%

LOW

Sporty

72%

MED

Political

35%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

71%

MED

Varied union activities

59%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student score 82% MED

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

10,460

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

68%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

15%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

41%

of students are female

Young / Mature

13%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

31%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

58%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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