Heriot-Watt University Rankings

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In the World#474 of 14178
In Europe#175 of 2794
In the United Kingdom#38 of 163
In Scotland#6 of 18
In Edinburgh#2 of 5
In Engineering#278 of 6,666

Quick Review

Enrollment
12,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Website
hw.ac.uk
Languages
English

Publications & Citations

Publications
26,711
Citations
629,128

Heriot-Watt University majors

by publication count

Materials science
4,311
Computer science
3,999
Chemistry
3,187
Physics
2,441
Mathematics
2,198
Engineering
2,189
Biology
1,211
Geology
1,056
Economics
886
Environmental science
814
Business
792
Psychology
665
Medicine
500
Sociology
458
Geography
263
Political science
262
History
49
Art
38
Philosophy
30

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Engineering21048,879
Mathematics30560,165
Economics33225,759
Business35620,698
Materials science37273,101
Geology37918,727
Computer science40562,747
Physics44954,172
Environmental science47515,505
Sociology4979,044
Political science5013,816
Chemistry58978,142
Geography6224,579
Biology76862,943
Psychology83118,738
Art855126
Medicine99225,029
History1005122
Philosophy156127

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19902742197
19912611958
19923312731
19933562633
19943693095
19953213194
19963133568
19973633622
19984114280
19994144563
20005185270
20015025560
20025116546
20035127586
20044898489
200563810357
200668312340
200774413600
200877616044
200980118084
201090321055
201198825443
2012104128166
2013110232227
2014126736060
2015130040949
2016142743359
2017146146545
2018136244828
2019140755299
2020126059570

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Academic CalendarOctober to June (October - December; January-March; April-June)
Enrollment12,500
Full time employee850
Student:staff ratio15:1

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students$11,250$6,250
International students$18,750$13,750

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities+
Business | Politics | Social Sciences+
Languages | Culture | Linguistics+
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine
Engineering | IT+
Maths | Natural Sciences+
Bachelor's DegreeArchitecture, Engineering, Fine Arts, Natural Sciences
Master's DegreeArchitecture, Business Administration, Chemistry, Design, Fine Arts, Management, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Regional Planning, Technology, Town Planning
DoctorateAccountancy, Computer Science, Economics, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Finance, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Psychology, Statistics, Textile Design, Translation and Interpretation

General info

Founded1966
WikipediaHeriot-Watt University
AccreditationRelevant professional bodies
Academic structureSchool of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
School of the Built Environment
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
School of Life Sciences
School of Management and Languages
School of Textiles and Design
Edinburgh Business School
Institute of Petroleum Engineering
Affiliations and membershipsAssociation of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
European University Association (EUA)
Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)
Universities UK

Location and Contacts

AddressEdinburgh Campus Riccarton
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH14 4AS
United Kingdom
City population513,000
Phone+44 (131) 449 5111
Fax+44 (131) 449 5153

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