Heriot-Watt University

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)

All students: 
10,500
Male UG students: 
57%
Female UG students: 
43%
Full-time students: 
85%
Under 21 on entry: 
42%
International: 
20%
Undergraduate: 
71%

Degree classifications (HESA)

First: 23%
2.1: 42%
2.2: 15%
Pass: 7%

Employability (DLHE)

95%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation

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