Entry Requirements


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


Heriot-Watt University Master's Degree in Oil and Gas Management (MBA)

  • A relevant Bachelor's degree with Honours or equivalent professional qualification and relevant work experience. Applicants with relevant degrees without Honours and/or without relevant work experience may still be admitted to the programme but will be matriculated by the University only after three subjects have been passed.
  • International Students: See Student Visa SELT Requirements


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

  • 3 A-Levels (minimum grades CCD) or equivalent, or equivalent overseas qualifications, plus GCSE English Language or IELTS 6.0 with a score of 5.5 in each category, 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)

  • 3 A-Levels (minimum grades CCD) or equivalent, or equivalent overseas qualifications, plus GCSE English Language or IELTS 6.0 with a score of 5.5 in each category, 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 Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

  • Relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualification (such as CIMA, ACCA or CIM).
  • 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)

  • Open access but a reasonable level of English fluency. Please ask for our test if unsure of your level.


Higher Certificate in Business (summer programme)

  • Open access but a reasonable level of English fluency. Please ask for our test if unsure of your level.


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

  • 3 A-Levels (minimum grades CCD) or equivalent, or equivalent overseas qualifications, plus GCSE English Language or IELTS 6.0 with a score of 5.5 in each category, 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 Fine Art

  • High School Certificate 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


Certificate or Higher Certificate in Fashion - Summer Programme 2015

  • Open access but a reasonable level of English fluency. Please ask for our test if unsure of your level.


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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