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University Type 1960s universitity (plate glass universitity) | Public University
Location UK >> Scotland >> Edinburgh
Student Number 10,430
Enrollment rates 18%
Male / Female Students Ratio 59:41
Students Satisfaction 4.17 / 5
International Students Number Undergraduate:1575   Postgraduate:1170
Live in univeristy accommodation 38%
Good Degree 68.0
Living Costs 9135-12180 / Academic Year (9 months)

Established 1821
Address Edinburgh Campus, Riccarton, EDINBURGH
Postcode EH14 4AS
International Students Ratio N/A
Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 16.4
Entry Requirements 422
University Research 2.48 / 4
Degree Completion 82.3%
Motto N/A
Degree Completion 82.3%
Graduate Prospects 77.7%


Times UK Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
UK Rankings 30 35 33 35 39
Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
UK Rankings 41 38 41 38 42
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
UK Rankings 44 43 40 47 45 48
Year 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
UK Rankings 36 46 47 50 48 49
Times Higher Education World Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
World Rankings 501-600 351-400 251-300 301-350 351-400 401-500
Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
World Rankings 401-500 N/A 301-350 351-400 350-400 N/A


Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. Historically part of the county of Midlothian, it is located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth's southern shore. Since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and the supreme courts of Scotland. The city's Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of the Monarchy in Scotland. The city has long been a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, literature, the sciences and engineering. It is the second largest financial centre in the United Kingdom (after London) and the city's historical and cultural attractions have made it the United Kingdom's second most popular tourist destination, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year.

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Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh)
Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh)

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Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh)

Heriot-Watt University is a public university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1821 as the world's first mechanics' institute and has campuses in the Scottish Borders, Orkney, United Arab Emirates and Putrajaya in Malaysia, and also runs distance learning programmes through 50 approved learning partners to students around the world. Heriot-Watt's main campus is located in Riccarton in South West Edinburgh on 380 acres of parkland. The campus consists of: academic buildings, student residences, a postgraduate centre, shops, several library collections, childcare, healthcare, a chaplaincy, a variety of recreational and sports facilities, and a museum, as well as the Student Union's main premises. It is also home to the Edinburgh Conference Centre and Europe's oldest research park, which opened in 1971.

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Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh)
Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh)