About Us

Pioneering British education in Dubai, with highly acclaimed degree programmes that meet the specific demands of local business and industry.

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.

Our established reputation

With a history dating back to 1821, we have a long tradition of excellence and a proven track record in educating, inspiring and challenging the professionals of tomorrow. We are one of the top UK universities for business and industry and have an established reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research.

Heriot-Watt in Dubai

Heriot-Watt University was the first overseas university to set up in Dubai International Academic City.

After 180 years' provision of world-renowned education in the UK, Heriot-Watt was invited to Dubai to provide specialised programmes in the fields of management, engineering, built environment, food science and fashion.

Our programmes

Our Dubai study programmes range from Masters programmes in disciplines as challenging and diverse as Petroleum Engineering, Construction Project Management, Management, Energy, Information Technology, and the world-renowned Edinburgh Business School MBA, to undergraduate degrees in Management, Construction, Quantity Surveying and Engineering.

At our Dubai Campus, you will gain a degree that is taught and examined to the same exacting standards as on our UK campuses, preparing you for success in your chosen career.

All of our programmes are taught by our own faculty, many of whom are permanently located in Dubai, supplemented by visiting experts in key fields.

Top quality British education

With strong links to industry and business, we pride ourselves on developing and educating future leaders, managers and innovators. With many of our programmes recognised by the relevant professional associations and institutes, a Heriot-Watt University degree is professionally valued.

Our degrees are also accredited and approved by Royal Charter in the UK.

Our programmes include the option to transfer and undertake part of your degree at our home campus in Scotland.

Heriot-Watt graduates are highly sought after by employers worldwide, and our 77,000 alumni working in key positions around the globe are testament to our success.

Supportive environment

Since 2005, we have created a campus environment where you can lead your student life to the full, make lasting friendships and enjoy everything that one of the world’s greatest cities has to offer.

At our Dubai Campus, you'll enjoy a supportive and positive learning environment that will ensure you can make the best of your time as a student.

We have a range of support services with friendly, approachable staff that are there to listen and provide you with the advice, support and information you need.

Guaranteed tuition fee packages and opportunities for scholarships are also available to ensure you can make the most of your time with us.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Heriot-Watt University Dubai

Study for your MBA in Dubai, the business hub of the Middle East, and graduate from a respected and world-renowned British university. ... [+]


Edinburgh Business School has been offering its MBA programme in Dubai for over 10 years. Fully licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), the MBA can be completed full-time, over one year, or part-time, over two years, at Heriot-Watt University’s campus in Dubai’s International Academic City.

As an MBA student, you will gain full on-campus and online support and join our growing international student body at our University’s Dubai campus.

Why study Edinburgh Business School's MBA at Heriot-Watt University's Dubai Campus?

Not only will you be taught by highly qualified, experienced and much respected British and local faculty, but you will also share a classroom with like-minded individuals, and join our growing network of global business professionals. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to take part in an international exchange, where you will attend classes at our campus in Scotland’s beautiful capital city, Edinburgh.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Academic City
September 2019
1 - 2 years
Heriot Watt Unviersity Dubai
+971 4435 8700