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Full-time MSc

Admission good relevant honours degree or 4 year equivalent
Academic English IELTS 6.0, ECCE or CEF B2 (upper) for most MScs,IELTS 6.5 for MSc BIM, IT(Business)
Tier 4 Visa IELTS 5.5 in all 4 parts
Fees £16770 Overseas
£5880 England/Wales/NI
£4980 Scotland/EU
Enquiries tel: +44 (0) 131 451 4152
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 CS at HWU is in top 10 in UK for overall satisfaction in NSS 2014.
Professionalism Chartered Institute of IT (BCS) accredits our specialist MScs.
Employability 16 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 13, Independent 33, Times 41 in 120 UK HEIs.
UK Computer Science Ranking Guardian 21, Independent 27, 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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