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Our BSc Information Systems Honours degree focuses on making sure that computer systems really are useable. There is a strong focus here on system design and evaluation techniques, especially for interactive systems, complemented by the management skills needed to plan and organise the large scale information resources that drive modern organisations.
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If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
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|Campus name||Edinburgh Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||For entry to Year 2: ABB including Computing|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact the Admissions Tutor for further details.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBB||including Computing plus excellent Highers for entry to Year 2.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||For entry to Year 2: A total of 30 points including Computing at Higher Level 6.|
|Scottish HNC||Pass||HNC in relevant subject with B in graded unit for entry to Year 1. For Year 2 entry: HNC in a relevant subject area (including sufficient Computing) with A in graded unit.|
|Scottish HND||Pass||For Year 2 entry: HND in a relevant subject area (including sufficient Computing) with AB in graded units. For Year 3 entry: HND in a relevant subject area (including sufficient Computing) with AA in graded units.|
We operate contextual admissions defined by our Fair Access Policy which may mean entry requirements are flexible. We accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK, Europe and International countries. Please contact the Admissions Tutor for the programme for further information on the entry requirements for these.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
|A level||BCC||with B in Maths|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Scottish Higher||BBBC||with B in Maths|
|Scottish HNC||Pass||with B in the graded unit and passes in all 15 units for entry to Year 2 (where there is a recognised route from a relevant HNC qualification).|
|Scottish HND||Pass||with BB in the graded units and passes in all 30 units for entry into Year 3 (where there is a recognised route from a relevant HND qualification).|
As part of the Fair Access Process, the minimum entry requirements enable students who are within one or more of the categories below to be guaranteed an offer: Living in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20) Care Experienced, as identified on the UCAS Application form by ticking the relevant box.
English language requirements
Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a Heriot-Watt programme taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability including our own English Language programmes, can be viewed on our website.
HWU English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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