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Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

With five campuses around the world, including one in Malaysia and one in Dubai, Heriot-Watt University has a proud history of world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research dating back to 1821. Regarded as one of the top UK universities for business and industry, Heriot-Watt has three UK locations in Edinburgh, Orkney and the Scottish Borders.

The University offers a highly distinctive range of degree programmes in the specialist areas of science, engineering, design, business and languages.

Heriot-Watt University has a community of over 34,000 students from 150 countries around the world, making it Scotland's most international university. Its two international campuses offer students a truly unrivalled global education.

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Reasons to study at Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt can provide you with practical, applied learning. Be part of a truly global community while discovering new interests, developing your life skills and enhancing your employability and career prospects.

  • Go Global

    Take advantage of Heriot-Watt University's international campus locations by taking part in an Inter-Campus Transfer to Dubai or Malaysia for a semester, year or longer.

  • Become an industry fit graduate

    Heriot-Watt shapes tomorrow's work-ready, industry-fit graduates by connecting with industry at every level and developing programmes to match their needs.

  • Oriam - Scotland's Sports Performance Centre

    The University has the best sports facilities in the country. Oriam, a £33 million sports performance centre, opened in 2016.

  • Research excellence

    Heriot-Watt University ranked 9th university in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

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