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Undergraduate Certificate Degree Options

On achieving the University’s agreed progression grades for the Undergraduate Certificate, students can progress directly on to the second year of an undergraduate degree at Heriot-Watt University.

Choosing a degree

During the first term of the Undergraduate Certificate, students are given a great deal of advice about their degree options at Heriot-Watt. Each student has a personal tutor who helps the student to choose the degree programme that they would like to progress on to. The university will then issue a 'conditional offer' meaning that the student will have a place on the second year of their chosen degree providing that they achieve a specific overall grade and English grade in the Undergraduate Certificate as listed below.  

The Undergraduate Certificate is designed to help students progress into the second year of the four year undergraduate degree programme at Heriot-Watt University. Students should note that there is no guarantee that they will receive an offer for first year entry if they do not meet the required progression grades. 

Undergraduate degrees at the School of Management and Languages are four years long and students will graduate with an MA (Hons) qualification. This is an Undergraduate honours degree and not to be confused with the MA you might see for Postgraduate degrees. Students in Scotland are able to graduate after three years of study wih an Ordinary Degree and in this School this is called a BA. It is not an honours degree, and students who wish to complete their full degree programme should study for the full four years.

Progression requirements

The tables below shows the degree options for students to progress on to on completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in:

Subject route Available degree programmes Overall grade for second year entry English grade
Business and Management Accountancy and Business Law BA/MA 65% 65%
Accountancy and Finance BA/MA 65% 65%
Business and Finance BA/MA 65% 65%
Economics BA/MA 65% 65%
Economics and Accountancy BA/MA 65% 65%
Economics and Business Law BA/MA 65% 65%
Economics and Finance BA/MA 65% 65%
Economics and Business Management BA/MA 65% 65%
Economics and Marketing BA/MA 65% 65%
Business Management BA/MA 65% 65%
Business Management with Enterprise BA/MA 65% 65%
Business Management with Business Law MA 65% 65%
Business Management with Human Resource Management MA 65% 65%
Business Management with Marketing MA 65% 65%
International Business Management MA 65% 65%
Urban Planning and Property Development BSc 65% 65%
Psychology (applied) BSc 65% 65%
Psychology BSc 65% 65%
Psychology with Management BSc 65% 65%
Engineering Architectural Engineering BEng/MEng 65% 65%
Chemical Engineering + Diploma in Industrial Training BEng/MEng 65% 65%
Civil Engineering BEng/MEng 65% 65%
Civil Engineering with International Studies MEng 65% 65%
Structural Engineering BEng/MEng 65% 65%
Structural Engineering with Architectural Design BEng/MEng 65% 65%
Structural Engineering with International Studies MEng 65% 65%
Construction Project Management BSc 65% 65%
Quantity Surveying BSc 65% 65%
Chemical Engineering BEng/MEng 65% 65%
Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering MEng 65% 65%
Chemical Engineering with Pharmaceutical Chemistry MEng 65% 65%
Chemical Engineering with Oil and Gas Technology MEng 65% 65%
Chemistry with Materials BSc (Hons) / MChem 65% 65%
Chemistry with Nanotechnology MChem 65% 65%
Computational Physics BSc/MPhys 65% 65%
Computing and Electronics BEng 65% 65%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng/MEng 65% 65%
Engineering Physics BSc/MPhys 65% 65%
Mechanical Engineering BEng/MEng 65% 65%
Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering BEng/MEng 65% 65%
Nanoscience BSc/MPhys 65% 65%
Photonics and Lasers BSc/MPhys 65% 65%
Physics BSc/MPhys 65% 65%
Physics with Electronic Engineering BSc/MPhys 65% 65%
Physics with Environmental Science BSc 65% 65%
Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems BEng hons/MEng 65% 65%
Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems Computer Science BSc 65% 65%
Information Systems BSc 65% 65%
Mathematics BSc 65% 65%
Mathematics and Computer Science BSc  65% 65%
Mathematics with Computer Science BSc 65% 65%
Mathematics with Physics BSc 65% 65%
Software Engineering MEng  65% 65%
Mathematics with Statistics BSc 65% 65%

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