Computing Science is an exciting course that mixes theory and practical skills to give you the best possible start to your career. This course will teach you the theory and practical elements of computing science, a subject area that underpins computational applications that affect our lives, ranging from computer games and social networking to advanced data analytics. During your studies, you will cover a wide area of modules including, software development, artificial intelligence, and data analytics along with mathematics and computer systems. Computing Science covers the core concepts of computing, and you can expect to find employment in software development and engineering, systems analysis, data analysis and numerous other opportunities in technology focused companies. This course is accredited by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT. Please visit our website for full course and module details.
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|Campus name||Merchiston Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Standard Qualification Requirements
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BCC||Including Maths or Physics. GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 12 credits M: 33 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 33 Credits at Merit & 12 Distinction including Maths or Physics at Level 3. Maths and English required at Level 2 or equivalent.|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB||Including Maths or Physics. National 5 C in Maths and English. If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including Maths or Physics at minimum grade 5. 4 points in SL Maths and English.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3||Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include Maths or Physics. Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in Maths and English.|
Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements HNC - Pass in a related subject with A in the graded unit to include Higher Maths at grade B. SQA Advanced Higher - BBC to include Maths or Physics. A Level - BBB to include Maths or Physics. Year 3 is not available for this course.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
|Scottish Higher||BBCC||To include Maths or Physics at grade B. National 5 grade C in Maths and English also required. The grades listed above are our minimum entry requirements for applicants who meet our widening participation criteria. For further information about our entry requirements and our widening participation criteria as outlined within our Contextual Admissions Policy please visit our website.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|