Students may also apply to study English to give them the English required and then take one of these postgraduate programmes.
Applicants to all Postgraduate degrees and to the Graduate Diploma in IT should complete the "Application for Postgraduate Study and Research" in either the
The hardcopy form is obtainable as a PDF file or from the address given below along with further written details on the department. Online applications are preferred.
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 ensure that they
Research degree applicants for MSc Advanced Computer Science, PhD or MPhil Computer Science should also submit a 2 or 3 page research proposal describing their intended field of research in Computer Science. This should normally be in an area of research of an academic in the Computer Science department.
Normally the following documents will need to be supplied in order for us to be able to make you an unconditional offer of a place
Colour scanned copies of the whole of these documents may be attached to e-mails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to speed up the application process. We will inform you about seeing the originals.
Applications for scholarships are made separately from programme applications.
Before making offers both referees will be contacted to seek references, if references have not been supplied with the application. Delay in receiving these references from referees is the most common reason for delay or a halt to processing an 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.
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 will 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.
Paper form applications should be sent to the Admissions Officer of the postgraduate programme in question at
Computer Science Office Room 1.24 Earl Mountbatten Building, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland
For information about postgraduate programmes, telephone +44 (0)131 451 4152 or