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Course summary

Our Bachelor Degree Accelerator Programme (The Accelerator) is an alternative route to begin your degree offering direct entry to second-year study across our undergraduate degrees. Learning style The Accelerator’s style of teaching will best prepare you for degree level studies with lectures, tutorials and seminars, encouraging independent thinking and developing your academic knowledge and skills. The intensive and focused programme will enable you to: • transition seamlessly into degree-level studies; • make an informed choice about your degree; • develop independent learning skills through our problem-based and student-centric learning approaches; • learn to work in groups, conduct research and deliver presentations. Course options The first year of The Accelerator can normally be completed within one academic year (nine months). The programme comprises four year-long courses of 30 credits each. Academic skills This course introduces students to the study skills, practices and expectations of university study while preparing you to better participate in a tertiary learning environment. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on the utility and transferability of these academic skills and competencies not only for foundation and degree studies, but also for employability and lifelong learning. Option courses There are four options for the technology programme, you will need to choose three: • Mathematics (recommended) • Computing (recommended) • Physics (recommended) • Chemistry Degree pathways Successful completion of Year 1 of the Accelerator programme offers a direct pathway into Year 2, of a wide range of professionally relevant degrees: • Data Sciences, BSc • Computer Science, BSc (Hons) • Computer Science and Diploma in Industrial Training, BSc (Hons) • Computer Science (Computer Games Programming), BSc (Hons) • Computer Systems (Computer Games Programming), BSc (Hons) • Computer Systems, BSc (Hons) • Computer Systems and Diploma in Industrial Training, BSc (Hons) • Computer Science (Cyber Security), BSc (Hons) • Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), BSc (Hons) • Computer Science (Data Science), BSc (Hons) • Computer Science (Data Science) and Diploma in Industrial Training, BSc (Hons) • Computer Science (Software Engineering), BSc (Hons) • Software Engineering, MEng • Information Systems (Internet Systems), BSc (Hons) • Information Systems (Management), BSc (Hons) • Information Systems (Interaction Design), BSc (Hons) • Information Systems, BSc (Hons) • Information Systems and Diploma in Industrial Training, BSc (Hons) • Actuarial Science and Diploma in Industrial Training 1, BSc (Hons) • Combined Studies, BSc (Hons)

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Technology Degree Accelerator Programme at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS