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Computer Science

As one of the first universities in the UK to offer degree programmes in computing, we provide outstanding education in computer science, computer systems, data science, software engineering, artificial intelligence and information systems.

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Informed by Research

We conduct world leading and internationally recognised research across the spectrum of computer science enabling us to adopt a research-led approach to our teaching. All our degrees are strongly informed by our cutting edge research and close liaison with industry, and are delivered by renowned academics who are experts in their field.

As a founder member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance, which brings together the top computing departments in Scotland, we provide an enriched research environment for our graduates.

Computer Science

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Why Heriot-Watt?

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A world-leading centre for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, creating innovative solutions to global challenges. Pioneering research moves rapidly from laboratory to market, developing skilled visionaries and delivering substantial benefits for society

Computer Science facilities

Computer Science students can access facilities including specialist teaching labs, the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics' Robotics Laboratory, and parallel and high performance computing platforms

Edinburgh Campus facilities

At Heriot-Watt University, we offer a wide range of services to help you deal with all aspects of your life with us, whether these be academic, personal, technical, financial or just plain fun!

Sport facilities

Oriam, Scotland Sports Performance Centre offers state-of-the-art sports facilities, for all levels of sport and ability

Edinburgh campus accommodation

Living on our beautiful Edinburgh campus is a great way to meet others from all over the world. Our student accommodation is within easy reach of the teaching buildings, sports facilities, catering venues and the Student Union

Heriot-Watt Student Union

There's more to university life than simply getting your degree, and Heriot-Watt University Student Union is all about helping you to have the best possible experience while you study here.

We are accredited by the following organisations

At Heriot-Watt University we develop degrees that are relevant for the world of work. We work with Professional bodies and Institutes to gain appropriate Accreditations and Professional Memberships for your industry. Find out below how this degree aligns to industry.

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

This degree is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council, fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a chartered engineer.

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