Heriot-Watt University

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About the institution

Heriot-Watt University began in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, set up to provide working men with knowledge of science and technology. Named after inventor and engineer James Watt and goldsmith George Heriot, its specialist subjects include science, design, engineering, business and languages. Its main campus is set in parkland on the outskirts of Edinburgh, and students have the opportunity to transfer between its other campuses in the Scottish Borders (Galashiels), Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
10,894
Male UG students: 
55%
Female UG students: 
45%
Full-time students: 
91%
Under 21 on entry: 
76%
International: 
31%
Undergraduate: 
67%
Student-staff ratio: 
16.9
Average UCAS tariff: 
413.1

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 18%
2.1: 34%
2.2: 17%
Pass: 5%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

91%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
63%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
22,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment
UCAS code: 
H24
Riccarton Edinburgh Edinburgh
Postcode: 
EH14 4AS
Telephone number: 
0131 449 5111

Guardian university guide rank

27

out of 119

Times university guide rank

37

out of 128


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