Heriot-Watt University: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#549 of 14,131 In the World
#216 of 2,785 In Europe
#43 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#7 of 18 In Scotland
#2 of 5 In Edinburgh
#11 of 1,098 For Petroleum Engineering
Top50% For 121 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
12,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Website
hw.ac.uk
Languages
English
Acceptance rate
39%*

* Heriot-Watt University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

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

Publications & Citations

Publications
23,973
Citations
609,240

Heriot-Watt University majors

by publication & citation count

Engineering
9,403 / 195,606
Physics
6,717 / 150,049
Chemistry
5,827 / 141,418
Materials Science
3,907 / 72,776
Computer Science
3,050 / 74,360
Environmental Science
2,541 / 68,643
Optical Engineering
2,363 / 46,184
Business
1,891 / 65,672
Biology
1,833 / 83,289
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,731 / 58,740
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,319 / 29,055
Medicine
1,158 / 56,951
Mathematics
1,130 / 29,016
Economics
1,086 / 33,446
Geology
963 / 19,793
Psychology
667 / 24,322
Electronic Engineering
649 / 13,372
Art & Design
545 / 9,832
Computer Vision
492 / 12,048
Atomic and Molecular physics
477 / 11,893
Demography
465 / 30,285
Quantum and Particle physics
455 / 15,865
Chemical Engineering
447 / 8,962
Environmental Management
432 / 15,223
Automation and Control engineering
428 / 9,210
Petroleum Engineering
415 / 6,801
Theoretical Physics
410 / 10,904
Sociology
401 / 9,741
Condensed Matter Physics
385 / 14,225
Biochemistry
358 / 15,142
Nanotechnology
341 / 15,744
Inorganic Chemistry
327 / 12,366
Ecology
317 / 14,815
Geotechnical Engineering
310 / 6,371
Human-Computer Interaction
284 / 4,632
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
273 / 11,368
Machine Learning
271 / 4,014
Robotics
270 / 3,056
Organic Chemistry
270 / 7,650
Electrical Engineering
264 / 3,524

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 267 1968
1992 338 2715
1993 367 2679
1994 384 3200
1995 331 3247
1996 329 3690
1997 384 3824
1998 437 4425
1999 451 4793
2000 560 5464
2001 536 5803
2002 547 6874
2003 555 8072
2004 531 9054
2005 695 11002
2006 711 13125
2007 793 14615
2008 837 17226
2009 849 19613
2010 969 23507
2011 1107 27208
2012 1132 30236
2013 1174 34765
2014 1371 38796
2015 1375 43743
2016 1510 46357
2017 1558 50681
2018 1485 52690
2019 1557 64256
2020 1611 74177
2021 1517 81188

Tuition

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

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine
Engineering | IT +
Maths | Natural Sciences +
Bachelor's Degree Architecture, Engineering, Fine Arts, Natural Sciences
Master's Degree Architecture, Business Administration, Chemistry, Design, Fine Arts, Management, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Regional Planning, Technology, Town Planning
Doctorate Accountancy, Computer Science, Economics, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Finance, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Psychology, Statistics, Textile Design, Translation and Interpretation

Heriot-Watt University alumni

  1. Kygo

    Kygo
    Born in
    Singapore Flag Singapore
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    musicianpianistrecord producersongwriterdisc jockey
    Biography

    Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known by his stage name Kygo (Norwegian: [ˈkỳːɡuː]), is a Norwegian DJ, songwriter and record producer. He garnered international attention with his December 2013 remix of the track "I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran and his December 2014 single "Firestone" featuring Conrad Sewell. In late 2015, he became the fastest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify, and by June 2016, he had reached 2 billion streams on Spotify.

  2. Greg Wise

    Greg Wise
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorstage actorfilm producertelevision actor
    Biography

    Matthew Gregory Wise is an English actor and producer. He has appeared in several British television programmes and feature films. He played the role of John Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility, which also starred Emma Thompson, whom he later married.

  3. Irvine Welsh

    Irvine Welsh
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriternovelistplaywrightscience fiction writer
    Biography

    Irvine Welsh is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer. His 1993 novel Trainspotting was made into a film of the same name. His work is characterised by a raw Scots and brutal depiction of Edinburgh life. He has also written plays and screenplays, and directed several short films.

  4. Nivetha Pethuraj

    Nivetha Pethuraj
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Enrolled in Heriot-Watt University
    Studied human resource management
    Occupations
    modelactor
    Biography

    Nivetha Pethuraj is an Indian actress and model who appears in Telugu and Tamil films. She made her acting debut with Oru Naal Koothu (2016). Her successful films include Podhuvaga En Manasu Thangam (2017), Mental Madhilo (2017), Tik Tik Tik (2018), Chitralahari (2019), Brochevarevarura (2019) and Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020).

General info

Founded 1966
Accreditation Relevant professional bodies
Academic structure School 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 memberships Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
European University Association (EUA)
Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)
Universities UK

Location and Contacts

Address Edinburgh Campus Riccarton
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH14 4AS
United Kingdom
City population 488,000
Phone +44 (131) 449 5111
Fax +44 (131) 449 5153

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