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Full-time MSc

Admission good relevant honours degree or 4 year equivalent
English IELTS 6.5, ECCE, CEF B2+
Tier 4 Visa IELTS 5.5 in all 4 parts
Fees 2017/18 £17570 Overseas
£5200 Scotland/UK/EU
Enquiries tel: +44 (0) 131 451 8444
Duration 12 months
Start mid September
Structure 8 taught courses over 2 semesters and MSc project
Timetables 12 weeks of lectures per semester
Scholarships UK/EU, Overseas
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Why Pick Us

Research Quality In REF 2014 HWU was 33 in 128 UK universities. CS at HWU was 28 in 89 UK CS depts.
Teaching Quality Our CS BScs are 82% satisfied overall in NSS 2016. Our CS MScs are 78% satisfied with course quality in PTES 2016.
Professionalism Chartered Institute of IT (BCS) accredits our specialist MScs.
Employability 95% in employment or education within 6 months of HWU graduation.
Long Experience We offered first Scottish BSc CS in 1966 and MScs from 1970.
Proud History In 1821 we began as a School of Arts, and in 1966 as a university.
UK University Ranking Guardian 26, Complete 28, Times 37 in 120+ UK HEIs.
UK Computer Science Ranking Guardian 25, Complete 25, Times 24 in 100+ UK CS depts.
Internationalism   1 in 3 of HWU students are non-UK.
Prime Location We have a green campus on edge of historic city of Edinburgh.

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