Computer Science

Very few aspects of our lives remain unaffected by computers. Innovation continues to extend both the quantity and quality of the contributions they make to society.

As our reliance on information system broadens and deepens it becomes ever more important to improve their applicability, dependability, intelligence and usability. Our 40 academics, supported by a similar number of research staff, conduct world leading and internationally recognised research across the spectrum of computer science. This enables us to adopt a research-led approach to our teaching which ensures that our students are fully prepared to generate the next wave of innovations when they graduate.

Covid-19 information

The new academic year at Heriot-Watt University will begin as planned on September 14, with welcome week activities for new students taking place beforehand. All programmes in the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences are running. We are adapting the way we teach to a flexible approach called Responsive Blended Learning which will allow students to begin the academic year on schedule, wherever they are in the world. For more information see our Offer-holder FAQ's.