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Full-time MSc

Admission good relevant honours degree or 4 year equivalent
Academic English IELTS 6.5, ECCE or CEF B2 (upper)
Tier 4 Visa IELTS 5.5 in all 4 parts
Fees 2017/18 £17570 Overseas
£5200 England/Wales/NI
£5200 Scotland/EU
Enquiries tel: +44 (0) 131 451 8444
Duration 12 months
Start mid September
Structure 8 taught courses over 2 semesters and MSc project
Scholarships Local, Overseas, Other
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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 92% satisfied overall in NSS 2015. Our CS MScs are 82% satisfied with course quality in PTES 2015.
Professionalism Chartered Institute of IT (BCS) accredits our specialist MScs.
Employability 34 in UK for graduate prospects.
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, in 1966 as a university.
UK University Ranking Guardian 27, Complete 34, Times 38 in 120+ UK HEIs.
UK Computer Science Ranking Guardian 14, Complete 24, Times 24 in 100 UK CS depts.
Internationalism   35% of students are non-UK.
Prime Location We have a green campus on edge of historic city of Edinburgh.
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