Entry Requirements


Business, Marketing, Finance & Accountancy | Information Technology | Hotel & Tourism Management | Fashion Design | English Language


SQA Diploma in Business Administration

  • A good standard of secondary education such as AS Levels, Scottish Highers, Baccalaureate, Senior or Higher Secondary Certificate, High School Diploma or Maturita
  • International Students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


Heriot-Watt University Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (BBA)

  • A-Levels (minimum grades CCD) or other comparable qualifications, plus GCSE English Language (or O-level, or IELTS 6 with a score of 6 for Writing or equivalent)
  • Year 2 entry: SQA Diploma in Business Administration or other comparable relevant qualification
  • Year 3 entry: HND, ABE Advanced Diploma or equivalent
  • International Students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


Heriot-Watt University Bachelor's Degree in Business & Finance (BA)

  • A-Levels (minimum grades CCD) or other comparable qualifications, plus GCSE English Language (or O-level, or IELTS 6 with a score of 6 for Writing or equivalent)
  • Year 2 entry: SQA Diploma in Business Administration or other comparable relevant diploma or A-Levels (minimum grades ABB)
  • Year 3 entry: HND, ABE Advanced Diploma or equivalent
  • International Students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


Heriot-Watt University Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy (BA)

  • A-Levels (minimum grades CCD) or other comparable qualifications, plus GCSE English Language (or O-level, or IELTS 6 with a score of 6 for Writing or equivalent)
  • Year 2 entry: SQA Diploma in Business Administration or other comparable relevant diploma or A-Levels (minimum grades ABB)
  • Year 3 entry: HND, ABE Advanced Diploma or equivalent
  • International Students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


Pre-MBA: Diploma in Business Administration

  • Any relevant HND or any non-relevant degree plus IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • International students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


Heriot-Watt University Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

  • Relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualification (such as CIMA, ACCA or CIM). NB. Graduates of non-relevant disciplines must first take the 'pre-MBA' diploma course before joining the MBA programme
  • International Students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


Heriot-Watt University Master's Degree in Marketing (MSc.)

  • Any Bachelor's degree or relevant professional qualification (such as CIM)
  • Level 2/3 entry: Subject to individual application
  • International Students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


Heriot-Watt University Master's Degree in Financial Management (MSc.)

  • Relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualification (such as CIMA or ACCA)
  • International Students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


Certificate in Business (summer programme)

  • Students should be over 18 years of age and educated to at least GCSE/ High School Certificate level.
  • For overseas students, a level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.0 or better.


Higher Certificate in Business (summer programme)

  • Students should be over 18 years of age and educated to at least GCSE/ High School Certificate level.
  • For overseas students, a level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.0 or better.


SQA Diploma in Business & Information Technology

  • A good standard of secondary education such as AS Levels, Scottish Highers, Baccalaureate, Senior or Higher Secondary Certificate, High School Diploma or Maturita
  • International Students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


Heriot-Watt University Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Information Technology

  • A-Levels (minimum grades CCD) or other comparable qualifications, plus GCSE English Language (or O-level, or IELTS 6 with a score of 6 for Writing or equivalent)
  • Year 2 entry: SQA Diploma in Business Administration & IT or other comparable relevant diploma or A-Levels (minimum grades ABB)
  • Year 3 entry: HND, ABE Advanced Diploma or equivalent
  • International Students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


SQA Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management

  • A good standard of secondary education such as AS Levels, Scottish Highers, Baccalaureate, Senior or Higher Secondary Certificate, High School Diploma or Maturita
  • International Students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


Heriot-Watt University Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management (BA)

  • A-Levels (minimum grades CCD) or other comparable qualifications, plus GCSE English Language (or O-level, or IELTS 6 with a score of 6 for Writing or equivalent)
  • Year 2 entry: SQA Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management (see page opposite) or other comparable relevant diploma or A-Levels (minimum grades ABB)
  • Year 3 entry: HND, ABE Advanced Diploma or equivalent
  • International Students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


Diploma in Fashion Design

  • High School Certificate or equivalent and some artistic ability
  • International Students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


Heriot-Watt University BA in Fashion

  • University of the Arts London Awarding Body Foundation Diploma in Art & Design or WLC Diploma in Fashion Design or equivalent.
  • International Students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


Introduction To Fashion Summer Programme 2015

  • Open to anyone over 16 with a reasonable command of English and an interest in art, fashion & design


Pre-sessional English (12 Months)

  • Any Secure English Language Test (SELT) at B1 level (eg IELTS 4.0) in all four skills


Pre-sessional English (9 Months)

  • Any Secure English Language Test (SELT) at B1 level (eg IELTS 4.0) in all four skills


Pre-sessional English (3 Months)

  • Any Secure English Language Test (SELT) at B1 level (eg IELTS 4.0) in all four skills


Pre-sessional English (6 Months)

  • Any Secure English Language Test (SELT) at B1 level (eg IELTS 4.0) in all four skills


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