University Of Edinburgh Computer Science

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University Of Edinburgh Computer Science

UCAS code: G401

Duration: 4 years

Delivery: Full-time

School: Informatics

College: Science and Engineering

Introducing BEng Computer Science

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 and logic, such as what it means to compute, and what problems can or cannot be computed.

It also concerns the practical techniques of programming computers to solve real and difficult problems, and there are many links to other subjects, from psychology (how humans interact with computers, how computers can be given human capabilities) to electronics (how to exploit digital circuitry and peak efficiency, the possibilities for parallel and quantum computing).

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

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points with 666 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: AABB by end of S5 or AABBB/AAAB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6, to include Mathematics at Grade A. We strongly recommend that you study Advanced Higher Mathematics.
  • A Levels: ABB in one sitting, to include Mathematics at Grade A.
  • IB: 32 points overall and award of IB Diploma with 655 at HL to include Mathematics at Grade 6.

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International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

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