Detailed course guide
The mathematics content is identical to that of the BSc in Mathematics. Two courses in software development in computer science introduce key ideas in programming.
Work in mathematics extends in both applied and pure mathematics. In computer science, software design and programming languages are core courses.
Topics develop mathematical skills and knowledge, and introduce ideas used at the forefront of modern mathematics. The computer science material includes theory of computing and programming language semantics.
Further exploration and specialisation in advanced mathematics is possible with options related to our research expertise, together with computer science options in rigorous methods for software engineering and artificial intelligence and intelligent agents. Students will complete a mathematical project.
More in-depth information on the content of the courses listed above, how they are assessed and the learning outcomes can be accessed via our current student portal.
Standard entry requirements
Highers ABBBB (including Mathematics at A)
A-Levels BBB (including Mathematics)
Int. Baccalaureate 28 points (with Mathematics at Higher Level 5)
BTEC DDM (including sufficient Mathematics)
Minimum entry requirements*
Highers BBBC (including Mathematics at B)
A-Levels BBC (including Mathematics at B)
* Minimum: under our Fair Access Policy, we will relax our standard entry requirements for some Scottish students depending on their circumstances. Our minimum requirements will apply if you:
live in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20), or
are care experienced.
We can also make exceptions for some Scottish students with grades above minimum but below standard. Read more about our
Minimum and standard entry requirements Year 2
Advanced Highers ABB (including Mathematics at A and Computing plus excellent Highers)
A-Levels ABB (including Mathematics at A and Computing)
Int. Baccalaureate 30 points (with Mathematics and Computing at Higher Level 6)
BTEC DDD (including sufficient Mathematics and Computing) Additional information
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you have to show that your English is good enough to succeed on your course. Please see our
English language requirements.
Tuition fees for 2020 entry (by residency status)
Scotland / EU**
England / Northern Ireland / Wales***
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries (not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales).
*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses). Additional costs
You may incur additional costs in the course of your studies at Heriot-Watt over and above tuition fees in an academic year. Depending on your programme of study, these may include: protective equipment, field trips, professional memberships, studio fees, required course texts or other study resources.
Scholarships and bursaries
Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2020
In addition to government loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
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