Heriot-Watt University in ARWU Top 500

Heriot-Watt University was ranked among the top 500 universities in the world according to the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It is one of only 38 UK universities ranked in the global top 500.

In addition, ARWU have published their Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 and Heriot-Watt was listed for nine of its subjects. It was placed in the top 75 worldwide for Telecommunication Engineering and in the top 150 for Civil Engineering.

Heriot-Watt University was also ranked in the top 200 for Mathematics and Finance, top 300 for Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and in the top 500 for Physics, Chemistry, and Environmental Science & Engineering.

The ARWU results build on the back of Heriot-Watt's strong performances in other international ranking in 2017. It was ranked 312th in the world, 40th in UK and 7th in Scotland according to QS World's University Rankings 2017/18. The University was also ranked 15th in the UK for its proportion of international students and 21st in the UK international faculty.

University of Edinburgh Business School Rankings

The University of Edinburgh Business School is part of the University of Edinburgh and is one of the best ranked business schools in the world. It offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes in business and management, including the MSc in Banking and Risk, MSc in Financial Management, MSc in Accounting and Finance, MSc in Human Resource Management, MBA, and so on.

The Business School has received accreditation from a wide range of leading business education organisations and professional bodies. The Edinburgh MBA programmes have been accredited by AMBA. It also holds accreditation by EQUIS, which is operated by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

The University of Edinburgh Business School is a partner institution of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA©) Institute. The MA degree with Accounting is fully accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. The School is also recognised as a Centre of Excellence in the provision of postgraduate education in finance and investment by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).


- University of Edinburgh's Business School MBA moved up 5 places from 88th to 83rd in the FT Global MBA Rankings 2012. It was ranked 10th in the UK, 19th in Europe and 83rd in the world.

- The Business School MBA was ranked 13th in the UK, 24th in Europe and 88th in the world by the Financial Times (2011). This is the 11th consecutive year that the Edinburgh MBA features in the global top 100.

- The University of Edinburgh Business School was ranked 16th in the UK and 49th in Europe, according to the annual FT European Business School Rankings released on 5 December 2011.

- The Masters in Management programme was ranked 10th highest in the UK and 57th highest in the world in the FT rankings (2011).

- The Masters in Finance and Investment was the 25th highest ranked finance masters programme in the world (FT 2011).

- University of Edinburgh was ranked 20th in the world in QS World University Rankings 2011.