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

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    • Everyday expenses

      The food available in the university are quite cheap and suitable for a student's budget, and the quality is quite ok too....

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      2012, 4th year, Others In Mathematical Sciences

      Everyday expenses

      The food available in the university are quite cheap and suitable for a student's budget, and the quality is quite ok too. There's not much additional cost for my course, although I'm not very sure for other courses. There are a lot of opportunities for part-time work in the city centre which is about 40 minutes away by bus, or a 20 minutes drive away. The cost of transport is very reasonable since the local bus offers a student monthly pass for students.

      2012, 4th year, Others In Mathematical Sciences

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    • The upside

      Sporting facilities

      2013, 2nd year, Business & Administrative Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      The university is far from city centre and doesn't have any close by bars etc.

      2014, 4th year, Accountancy

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    • Academic Experience

      You experience a variety of teaching types, whether it be in a lecture theater, working in small groups or doing practical...

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      2013, 1st year, Clothing/Fashion Design

      Academic Experience

      You experience a variety of teaching types, whether it be in a lecture theater, working in small groups or doing practical activities in the workshops and computer rooms. The course content is very interesting, exploring all areas of the fashion industry. It is a very practical course with portfolio hand ins but you also have to hand in a few written pieces and sit a couple of exams but the majority of assessments are practical based. The feedback you receive from tutors really depends on the subject you were being assessed in, some tutors give more than others. #the facilities for my course, Fashion BA, are very good with a wide range of sewing equipment and programmes available to all students at the university.

      2013, 1st year, Clothing/Fashion Design

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    • Accommodation

      Does exactly what it says on the tin. Cheap and cheerful. Good way to meet people though.

      2012, 3rd year, Civil Engineering

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    • The downside

      lab classes could have been more up to date experiments, more relevance to course

      2012, 3rd year, Chemical Engineering

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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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Student score 82% MED

Overall student satisfaction

87%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

11,065

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

62%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

25%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

40%

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

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