Heriot-Watt University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science (Data Science)

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Course summary

Our four year BSc Computer Science (Data Science) Honours degree is oriented to constructing robust and useable systems. We aim to teach you not just how to deploy cutting edge tools and techniques, but how to build the next generation of software tools that other system constructors will use. This programme aims to give a well-integrated balance of theoretical underpinnings and practical experience, strongly informed by the research expertise of our academic staff. The Data Science specialism will provide you with the skills needed to be a data scientist. Specifically, you will have the ability to develop and perform large-scale, repeatable data analyses grounded in statistical modelling. Data Science is becoming increasingly important as huge amounts of complex academic, business and government data are being generated from many largely online sources. This swelling lake of data needs increasing numbers of skilled staff with the capacity to analyse and make sense of it all. That in turn requires staff trained in the latest skills and techniques in data science. That’s where you come in!

Course details


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Course code:
G450
Institution code:
H24
Campus name:
Edinburgh Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Unfortunately, there are no HNDs which sufficiently cover the content we teach in Years 1-2 to allow Year 3 entry. **Not studying mathematics or worried about meeting the mathematics requirement? Consider applying for BSc Computer Systems. In Year 1 of this degree it is possible to take optional mathematics courses. Then, subject to good performance, a programme transfer to BSc Computer Science for Year 2 onwards can be requested. 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 Officer for the programme for further information on the entry requirements for these.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

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

https://www.hw.ac.uk/study/entry/english-language-requirements.htm


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
68%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £20584 Year 1
International £20584 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Our COVID-19 information

Heriot-Watt University
Riccarton
Edinburgh
EH14 4AS


Clearing contact details

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Admissions Office

0131 322 3222

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Friday 12 August: 09:00 - 17:00 Monday 15 August - Wednesday 17 August: 10:00 - 16:00 Thursday 18 August: 07:00 - 19:00 Friday 19 August: 08:00 - 18:00 Saturday 20 August: 10:00 - 16:00 Sunday 21 August: 10:00 -16:00 Monday 22 August: 09:00 - 17:00


Course contact details

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Admissions Office

0131 451 3376

Computer Science (Data Science) at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS