Heriot-Watt University
Application Procedures
MScs in Computer Science
Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh

1 Year MScs

2 Year MScs

Students may also apply to study English to give them the English required and then take one of these postgraduate programmes.

Making Applications

Applicants to all Postgraduate degrees should register and complete the "Application for Postgraduate Study and Research" online form.

Exchange students applying to us under an established exchange scheme such as Erasmus should agree a programme of study with our school's subject area coordinator, fill in and submit their own university's application form and then fill in and submit our exchange student application form.

All applicants should

The following evidence is relevant to making you an unconditional offer of a place

Supporting documents should be uploaded to the Heriot-Watt University online admissions service using the login ID and PIN you receive after registering with the service.

Applications for scholarships are made separately from MSc applications.

Processing Applications

Before making offers both referees will be contacted to seek references, if references have not been supplied with the application.

No applicant will be considered for nomination for any kind of award until the applicant has accepted a conditional or an unconditional offer of a place on a postgraduate programme.

Information about accommodation will be sent to applicants who have accepted an offer of a place and fulfilled any academic conditions on their offer. Applications for accommodation should be made online with the Accommodation Service from early April 2019.

If you are an applicant to one of our MSc programmes from outside the European Union or EFTA, you will usually need a tier 4 visa to enter the UK to study on a full-time programme. If you are not a native English speaker, you may also need to prove your English level to both our satisfaction and to the level required by the UK Borders Agency. You won't need a JACS code or ATAS certificate unless you are applying for the MSc Advanced Computer Science.