Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Currie EH14 4AS, UK

University Information

Masters study opportunities at Heriot-Watt University

  • Ranked in the world’s Top 250 (QS World University Rankings 2024)
  • 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK for Postgraduate Positive Outcomes (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023)
  • Home to The Watt Club – the UK’s oldest alumni association with over 159,000 alumni from 190 countries
  • We produce the highest percentage of entrepreneurs and CEOs in the country (Novuna Business Cash Flow, 2023)

Our postgraduate courses

We offer a wide range of masters courses across full time, part time and online study models.

Our international, industry-connected faculty are leaders in STEM, business and design, and know exactly what employers are looking for in our graduates. Your success is important to us, which is why we support your journey not only during, but also after your studies with our industry connections and life-long career advice.

  • 1st in Scotland for aeronautical manufacture, building and general engineering (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)
  • Top 5 in Scotland for engineering, mathematics, and accounting and finance (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Lifelong career advice, courtesy of our award-winning Careers and Graduate Futures service.

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Research Excellence

Heriot-Watt offers an outstanding environment for postgraduate study. Our £7M Postgraduate Centre combines excellent facilities and networking opportunities with postgraduate students from across the University. Heriot-Watt is also home to the UK’s leading innovation hub in robotics and artificial intelligence – The National Robotarium, and Scotland’s national sports performance centre Oriam.

Almost 90% of our research outputs are ranked world-leading and internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021). We are dedicated to addressing global challenges through practical, innovative solutions that transform our society and environment.

I believe the master’s programme has provided me with a solid foundation on which to build my future career. The lecturers gave us practical advice on how to approach the job market and always pointed out job opportunities for us to consider“.

Camilla Sensi, MSc Interpreting and Translating



How to apply

Scholarships, fees and funding

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

We are offering a £1,000 academic excellence scholarship to UK students interested in studying one of the below programmes*:

MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

MSc Brewing and Distilling

MSc Civil Engineering & Construction Management

MSc Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying

MSc International Marine Science

MSc Interpreting and Translating

MSc Real Estate

MSc Renewable Energy Engineering

MSc Sport Psychology

MSc Strategic Project Management

 *September 2024 entry only. Students from the UK only. Deducted from tuition fees, not to be used alongside any other scholarship or award. Subject to meeting scholarship requirements and availability.

Browse postgraduate scholarships or find out more about fees and funding.


Whether you’re joining us on our Edinburgh campus set in green parkland, Scotland’s textiles hub Galashiels or picturesque Orkney – we have you covered. Safe, modern accommodation is available for all our postgraduate students. See Accommodation for more information.

Study in the best city in the world

Voted 1st in the world by the Time Out Index, Edinburgh is one of Europe’s most internationally connected cities. It’s an excellent place to study and live in, and millions of people come to Edinburgh every year to experience the best of what the city has to offer: festivals, food, culture and scenery.

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