Heriot Watt University Scottish Borders Campus

Heriot Watt University Scottish Borders Campus

United Kingdom

Galashiels

Topics Covered:
  • Accomodation
  • Scholarships

About Heriot Watt University Scottish Borders Campus

Our heritage dates back to 1821 since when our community of scholars has been developing transformational solutions to specific global problems. We are specialists in engineering, business and science and leaders in innovative global education for a future world.

We are global

  • We have five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning Partners (ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.
  • We have over 29,000 students studying with us at our campuses and online through distance learning (year end 2017).
  • One third of our on-campus students studying in Scotland are from outside the UK, making Heriot-Watt one of the most internationally diversified of any UK university.

We are connected

  • The Watt Club is oldest graduate club in the UK.
  • We have over 130,000 alumni worldwide in over 190 countries.
  • We are the university of choice for business and industry? and our graduates are sought by the best organisations worldwide.

We are experts and leaders

  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked Heriot-Watt 22nd in the UK, with 82% of our research as world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • We are 9th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact.
  • Over 80% of our academic staff are currently engaged in research at internationally recognised levels.
  • We are ranked 302nd in the world in the 2019 QS World University Ranking.
  • At least 90% of students were satisfied overall with their course in 10 of our 22 subject areas in the National Student Survey 2019.
  • We are 37th in the world, 13th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland for our international outlook based on THE World University Rankings 2019.
  • 8th in Scotland in the Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • 95% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.

Our History:

Where it All Started
From a pioneering institute born out of the Scottish Enlightenment, today we are shaping the world, a global university, a leader in transnational education. Echoing our founding principles of tailoring our curriculum to the needs of modern society, we are a powerful driver of the economy wherever we are in the world. In all of our communities we create a distinct university experience, a springboard for an international career.

Our story
We are proud that since our foundation in 1821, we have been outward looking pioneers of education, in pursuit of knowledge to the benefit of society and the world. Read the story of Heriot-Watt University:

  • Our Heritage
  • Pioneering Education Since 1821
  • Opportunities For Women
  • Origins Of Our Name
  • International Outlook
  • Leaders In Ideas And Solutions

Scottish Borders Campus
A countryside location, perfectly situated at the pulsating heart of Scotland's luxury textile industry, Heriot-Watt Scottish Borders campus delivers the best design and production facilities for textiles and fashion in the UK.

  • Gateway to a world of fashion and design
    • Home to the School of Textiles and Design, our Scottish Borders campus in Galashiels is a gateway to an exciting world of fashion and design, with strong industry partnerships and links to the worldwide textile industry.
  • Unrivalled facilities
    • A multi-million-pound refurbishment has created an inspiring learning environment and centre for excellence, with integrated learning facilities, specialised workshops, computer-aided design suites, museum and library and gallery.  The accommodation is special too, spacious and cleverly designed, providing a place to relax, socialise and study for students from around the world.
  • Easy access to the city
    • For a flavour of city life, Scotland's vibrant cultural capital city, Edinburgh, is just 50 minutes away by train. On weekdays, a twice-daily shuttle bus connects the campus with Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh Campus.

Heriot Watt University Scottish Borders Campus Accomodation

Jean Muir Student Village
You’ll find a really friendly, welcoming community at the Scottish Borders Campus. You'll meet others from all over the world that share your interests, discover new activities, and make lifelong friends.

We know how important good quality accommodation is to the student experience. That’s why we have invested £12 million replacing all of our on-campus accommodation with a brand new, state-of-the-art Jean Muir Student Village which opened in September 2012.

What you’ll really notice throughout the new student village is its first-class building design, the fantastic modern furniture, and the amount of communal space for you to study and socialise in.

All new entrants are guaranteed a place in University-managed accommodation.

  • Contemporary Standard Rooms
  • Contemporary Deluxe rooms

Students with disabilities or extra support needs
A number of rooms on campus have been purpose-built and are fully accessible.

If you are an international student, you must contact us in advance so that we can assess whether we are able to meet your support and care needs in the residences.

Family accommodation
Unfortunately, we don't have family accommodation on campus, but the accommodation team will be happy to assist you with enquiries for off-campus accommodation. We recommend that you travel to Galashiels on your own first before making arrangements for your family to join you.

Heriot Watt University Scottish Borders Campus Scholarships

Scholarships and bursaries
A scholarship or bursary can help finance your student journey. Discover how to approach various bodies for support.

UK campuses
Each year, hundreds of students enhance their educational experience through a variety of Heriot-Watt and externally funded scholarships, including opportunities funded by the University's generous alumni community, based all over the globe.

The University supports scholarship provision with:

  • £10m to support fees scholarships (including £3m for rest of UK (RUK) students)
  • £1.5m to support maintenance (living cost) bursaries for RUK students.
  • £7.5m to support scholarships and bursary payments to home/EU/overseas students.

International Merit Awards
Heriot-Watt University welcomes students from all over the world.  Our International Undergraduate and Postgraduate Merit Awards are designed to help you fund your studies with us on any of our Edinburgh-based undergraduate or taught postgraduate programs at our UK campuses.

  • Undergraduate Merit Awards
  • Postgraduate Merit Awards

Fact & Figures

1821

Year of Establishment

10935

Total Students

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The Communication Design programme develops three key areas of conceptual, applied, and entrepreneurial forms of communicating information through a variety of media. It promotes sustainable,life-centred,communication design, development and research.

The Communication Design programme develops three key areas of conceptual, applied, and entrepreneurial forms of communicating information through a variety of media. The evolving technological components, growing ease of social media, and globalisation of communication require the design and interpretation of information to go beyond existing industrial and capitalistic formats.

This new type of communication design deals within collaborative experiences, socially dynamic and inclusive agendas, and provides key forms of critical informational research. This programme enables studio cooperative learning within a life-centred design approach in four evolving areas: moving image/animation, photography, graphic design (inclusive illustration), and interaction design (UX/UI).

This is further supported by elective courses in entrepreneurship, design management, art direction,and fashion communication which will prepare students for a variety of roles within the design industry and beyond including film, media, and social enterprise. In the end, it promotes a new type of student for a new type of world, where the disciplinary divisions are erased to promote a transdisciplinary approach to design.

The course is taught in our Scottish Borders Campus. This is your chance to study in an area that’s home to some of the UK’s top design and production facilities for textiles and fashion. Find out more about what this hippest of courses has to offer on our School pages.

48 month

Duration

$ 16000

Tuition

This highly creative textiles course is designed to offer a balance between theory and practice – particularly when it comes to fabric design methodology and fabric production techniques.

Learn practical and academic skills working with some of the finest printing, weaving and knitting facilities anywhere in the UK. Our studios and workshops provide a professional creative space, where you’ll benefit from the real hands-on learning opportunities that come with access to our industry-standard facilities, equipment and space.

This highly creative course covers fashion and furnishing fabrics, accessories, wall coverings, gallery pieces, greeting cards, gift wrap and stationery products. It aims to encourage independent learning and development towards your selected pathways in printed and constructed woven, printed and knitted textiles. The combination of general textile lectures with those covering innovation will boost your knowledge in both traditional and cutting-edge approaches.

We place an emphasis on fabric making that responds to a brief. Many of the projects you’ll work on will involve recognised design studios and companies like leading colour forecast company Trend Bible and leading USA fabric producers Cotton Inc. Our students even have the opportunity to work with Old Navy to design prints for a specific sector, in a competition where the winner can secure a three-month paid placement in San Francisco as part of their internship scheme.

The way the course underpins your design skills with technology and marketing expertise means you’ll develop the highly sought-after skillset that employers are looking for, particularly in the woven and knitted textile industry. Many of our graduates have gone on to work for companies in Scotland, UK and the USA, such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Smith and Gap.

The course is taught in our Scottish Borders Campus, which sits close to the heart of Scotland’s luxury textile industry. This is your chance to study in an area that’s home to some of the UK’s top design and production facilities for textiles and fashion. Find out more about what this award-winning course has to offer on our School pages.

48 month

Duration

$ 16000

Tuition

Our BA Fashion degree explores the creative process of fashion design, from initial research through to collection creation and production.

Explore the world of fashion in the largest knit, weave and print studios you’ll ever see in an academic setting. You’ll have access to fully equipped clothing workshops, spacious studios with individual workspaces, technical workshops, laboratories, state-of-the-art production equipment and first-class Computer Aided Design (CAD) suites. Everything you could possibly need to develop your skills and explore your love of fashion.

This course covers a range of market sectors ranging from high-street fashion to ready-to-wear across both UK and global perspectives. Facing internal and external projects will help you develop your own fashion writing style and shape your understanding of the worldwide fashion industry. These skills can ultimately open the door to incredible career opportunities in your chosen marketplace.

We’re also keenly aware of fashion’s responsibility to work towards a sustainable, ethical and diverse future. Our briefs and projects respond to this, presenting a true reflection of many of the challenges being faced in the industry today. A good example of our commitment to this is our support for textile heritage. We work with many local and national industries to help ensure that traditional craftsmanship will always have a place alongside contemporary design.

The course is taught in our Scottish Borders Campus, which sits close to the heart of Scotland’s luxury textile industry. This is your chance to study in an area that’s home to some of the UK’s top design and production facilities for textiles and fashion. Find out more about what this highly individualistic course has to offer on our School pages.

48 month

Duration

$ 16000

Tuition

This programme offers a combination of fashion communication, marketing, branding and management that is specifically tailored for the demands of the fashion industry.

Fashion Branding and Promotion is a new programme for 2021, a combination of fashion communication, fashion marketing, branding and management. Students develops skills to establish careers in the areas of branding, promotion and advertising, styling and marketing. The programme offers a combination of courses that enable strong design and analytical skills specifically tailored for the demands of the fashion industry:

  • A brand new programme developed to meet the fashion industry’s need for professionals who have a full understanding of the commercial aspects of the sector as well as creative design skills.
  • Underpinned by hard skills of photography, 3D design, developing branding strategies and marketing plans.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with industry on live projects with high end industry brands.
  • Excellent facilities including maker labs, photography studio, design suite and fashion and textiles workshops.

The course is taught in our Scottish Borders Campus, which sits close to the heart of Scotland’s luxury textile industry. This is your chance to study in an area that’s home to some of the UK’s top design and production facilities for textiles and fashion.

Find out more about what this unique course has to offer on our School pages.

48 month

Duration

$ 16000

Tuition

Our Fashion Technology degree combines a wide range of clothing and fashion-related studies, helping you learn how to create commercially successful products.

Learn the skills that bring creativity to life in the real world. This course is the only fashion technology programme in the UK that includes a fully integrated placement as part of the standard programme. So, you’ll not only learn how to develop great ideas, but also how to use commercial design and the latest technology to turn them into successful fashion products.

Multi-disciplinary skills. Practical knowledge. Real-world experience. This course helps you develop a well-rounded skillset that can help you succeed in a wide range of exciting roles within the fashion industry.

Take advantage of our links to the fashion world. We’ll give you the opportunity to work on exciting, real-life projects — our students recently made garments for global fashion brand Barbour. During your third year, you’ll put your skills to the test in an industry setting, giving you the perfect opportunity to make industry contacts and take another step closer to your dream career.

The course is taught in our Scottish Borders Campus, which sits close to the heart of Scotland’s luxury textile industry. This is your chance to study in an area that’s home to some of the UK’s top design and production facilities for textiles and fashion. Find out more about what this unique course has to offer on our School pages.

48 month

Duration

$ 16000

Tuition

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