Science at Heriot-Watt

Science at Heriot-Watt

Heriot-Watt University


The Science Headstart at Heriot-Watt University allows you to experience a taste of the core scientific disciplines and mathematics in an interdisciplinary manner on pleasant and easily accessible campus surroundings just outside Edinburgh.

What’s it all about?

During the programme you will experience science and mathematics in an interdisciplinary environment. You will see through the medium of lectures, practical work, and problem-solving classes how common themes cross the boundaries of the scientific disciplines. You will have the opportunity to meet with senior students, including postgraduates, to get an idea of what motivates and excites them about science and mathematics. Admissions Tutors and Lecturers will be available to meet informally, to talk about educational and career opportunities. Other activities include visits to one of the UK’s leading science engagement centres and of course, the vibrant, historical and culturally rich city of Edinburgh.

What will I be doing?

  • Experience lectures
  • Practical projects
  • Problem solving classes
  • Meet senior students
  • Learn how scientists and mathematicians engage with the public

Would this course suit me?

This course will suit you if you are interested in any of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

What do I need to be suitable?

If you are interested in science and mathematics but are not yet sure which discipline might be right for you then this is a good Headstart course to help you explore your options. It is also a chance to consider studying in the Scottish education system with its strong tradition of excellence in science and mathematics.


Course code: 
Course dates: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:30 to Friday, July 6, 2018 - 14:00
(3 nights residential)