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Computer Science University of Edinburgh Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

Computer Science is concerned with understanding, designing, implementing and using computing systems, ranging in scale and complexity from the tiny components of a single processor to the globe-spanning internet.

The core concepts of computing have their roots in mathematics, logic, and engineering, such as what it means to compute, what can or cannot be computed, and how computers work.

It also concerns the practical techniques of programming computers to solve real and difficult problems, and there are many links to other subjects, from electronics, physics, and mathematics, to biology, psychology, linguistics, and sociology.

This intellectually challenging subject underpins the core technologies of the 21st century, and can be a route to many different career paths.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G400
Institution code E56
Campus name Central area campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB - AAA Grades must be achieved in one set of exams. Required subjects: A Level: Mathematics at grade A.
Scottish Higher AAAB - AAAA These grades must be achieved by end of S5. If you haven't achieved this by the end of S5 we may consider your application based on a strong performance in S6. A minimum of BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Higher: Mathematics at grade A. We strongly recommend that you study Advanced Higher Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 37 - 32 points Award of Diploma with 37 points with 666 at HL - 32 points with 655 at HL. Required subjects: HL: Mathematics (from 2021, Mathematics: Analysis and approaches only) at grade 6.

Direct entry to second year is available. Full, detailed entry requirements including subject requirements, English language requirements, an explanation of typical offers, and other accepted qualifications, including international qualifications, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB Required subjects: A Level: Mathematics at grade A.
Scottish Higher AABB These grades must be achieved by end of S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Higher: Mathematics at grade A. We strongly recommend that you study Advanced Higher Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Award of Diploma with 32 points with 655 at HL. Required subjects: HL: Mathematics (from 2021, Mathematics: Analysis and approaches only) at grade 6.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £27,550 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Scotland In 2019 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2020 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2020. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. England/Wales/N Ireland The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2019 entry. For 2020 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. EU 2020 entry EU students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students, will retain that status for the duration of their studies, and are eligible for tuition fee support from the Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). In 2019 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2020 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2020. International Full time international students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. For up-to-date information http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate

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