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Heriot-Watt University Ranking 2024

Edinburgh , UK

Heriot-Watt University
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Heriot Watt University, located in Edinburgh, Scotland, is a public research university. Heriot-Watt University is renowned for its innovative research influenced by the needs of enterprises and industries around the world. They are a genuinely global university with a rich history dating back to 1821, bringing together academics who are thought leaders in ideas and solutions, producing innovation, educational quality, and ground-breaking research.

Over 29,000 students attend Heriot-Watt's campus in Edinburgh; 20.6% of them are international, representing 150 different countries. HW provides 247 master's, 185 doctoral, and more than 120 undergraduate programs. The university is renowned for its Business, Life Sciences, Engineering, and Design programs.

Heriot-Watt University has two campuses abroad in Malaysia and Dubai in addition to its three UK-based campuses. Three diverse locations in the UK—Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, and Orkney—make up the main campus. At the HW university Edinburgh Campus, more than 2000 residences are accessible for UG and PG students to live in. The different forms of lodging include suites, regular rooms, and apartments. Every residence hall is self-catered.

Heriot Watt University World Rankings

QS RankingsHeriot Watt University is one of the most well-known universities in Edinburgh. It is ranked #235 in the QS World University Rankings 2024.
Times Higher Education (THE)According to THE, Heriot Watt University ranks 91st in 351-400th in the World University Rankings 2024. 
U.S. News & World ReportHeriot-Watt University ranks #725 in the Best Global Universities.

Subject-Wise Ranking

According to QS Top Universities, Heriot Watt University is ranked #451-500 in the QS WUR Ranking by Subject 2023. According to THE 2023 rankings, Heriot Watt University ranks 176-200 in Arts and Humanities, 251-300 in Engineering and Technology, 301-400 in Life Sciences, 401-500 in Physical Sciences, 251-500 in Business and Economics, and 301-400 in Computer Science.

Employability Ranking

With 84.2% of its graduates working full-time or continuing their education 15 months after graduation, Heriot Watt University was ranked first in Scotland and fourth in the UK for graduate employability (Graduate Outcomes Study, 2023).


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