Heriot-Watt University is a public research university based in Edinburgh. It was established in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, the world’s first mechanics’ institute, and subsequently granted university status by royal charter in 1966. It is the eighth oldest higher education institute in UK. The name Heriot-Watt was taken from Scottish inventor James Watt and Scottish philanthropist and goldsmith George Heriot. Known for its focus on science and engineering, it is one of the 39 old universities in the UK comprising the distinctive second cluster of elite universities after Oxbridge. Its Watt Club is the oldest alumni organisation in the UK. Heriot-Watt University was named International University of the Year in 2018 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.
- United Kingdom
- Edinburgh ,
- Galashiels ,
- Orkney ,
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Subjects available to free mover students
Accounting & Finance [English]Architecture [English]Art & Design [English]Biological Sciences [English]Business & Management Studies [English]Chemistry [English]Computer Science & Information Systems [English]Economics & Econometrics [English]Engineering Chemical [English]Engineering CiviI & Structural [English]Engineering Electrical & Electronic [English]Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing [English]Mathematics [English]Modern Languages [English]Physics & Astronomy [English]Psychology [English]Statistics & Operational Research [English]
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Physics & Astronomy