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BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-144

% applicants receiving offers

55%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
76% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAA

Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Highers
AABB-AAAA

Mathematics at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

55%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The University has one of the best schools of computing in the world. Our undergraduate program offers unmatched opportunities for both interdisciplinary variety and focused depth, depending on which best suits you. At Edinburgh, computer science can be studied in individual depth or in a more integrated way as the science of Informatics, which we define as the study of the structure, behaviour, and interactions of natural and artificial computational systems. We are unique in the breadth of our coverage of Informatics and related disciplines, which makes us the UK's top computer science department, rated excellent for both research and teaching, with state-of-the art laboratories and computing facilities. Throughout your degree programme, in addition to learning the scientific foundations of our subject, you will develop practical computing, engineering and experimental skills. In third year you have a group project, the system design practical, and learn to work in an interdisciplinary team. In your final year you undertake an individual project, which is a major piece of work resting on all you have learned. There is substantial flexibility to move between degrees in the first and second year as your specific interests emerge, and to choose from a range of over 70 specialist courses in the third and fourth years, to match your interests. The city Our home is Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, a country with respect for education and a long standing tradition of innovation. Edinburgh is one of Europe's most beautiful cities, with a modern, cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Modules

All years: Basic material necessary for designing efficient, reliable and cost-effective computer systems; emphasis on the design of systems programs; computer science; mathematics and a 3rd subject; professional issues.

University of Edinburgh

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Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities. We are globally recognised for our research and innovation and we've provided our students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years. Edinburgh itself has something for everyone - pubs, clubs, theatres, museums, galleries and parks. And, of course, the world famous Edinburgh Festival.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
34%
66%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

32%
68%

Year 3

21%
79%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
70%
14%
16%

Year 1

76%
24%

Year 2

53%
44%
3%

Year 3

47%
53%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 80%
Student score 76% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

39%

Feedback on work has been prompt

44%

Staff are good at explaining things

75%

Received sufficient advice and support

64%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
73% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
25% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
506 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

42%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

3%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade – unemployment rates for graduates with good grades can be half those of graduates with slightly poorer degree classes. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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