BSc Computer Science and Physics

BSc Computer Science and Physics

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: 15th of January
Processing time: 20 days
Application fee: £25
Intakes: Fall
International tuition: £27,550

Program overview

What will you study? Year 1 Year 1 introduces you to basic principles of programming, computation and physics. You will learn how data can be managed and processed in computer systems and used to solve problems. The year also includes courses in physics and mathematics that together form the foundations of more in-depth study in future years. Year 2 Year 2 builds on Year 1 to cover more advanced programming and data structures, together with relevant physics and mathematics. It develops greater understanding of computer systems, algorithms and data structures. Option courses include choices within mathematics and physics and courses from a variety of different schools across the University. Year 3 Your studies will become more focused and you will have more choice in selecting specialised courses in computer science and advanced physics according to your own interests. Coursework assignments typically provide you with experience in practical work, independent problem solving, and group work. Your exact curriculum depends on your selected courses. Year 4 You will choose from a large number of advanced course options in computer science and physics to build a portfolio that matches your particular interest. Year 4 includes an individual honours project in either computer science or physics (or it may combine aspects of both). You will have a variety of choices in selecting your project and a supervisor to guide you in developing the project, starting from a given topic.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
The standard entry requirement is: SQA Highers: AAAA - AAAB by end of S5. If you haven’t achieved this by the end of S5 we may consider your application based on a strong performance in S6. A minimum of BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6. A Levels: AAA - ABB in one set of exams. IB: 37 points with 666 at HL - 32 points with 655 at HL. Minimum entry requirement The minimum entry requirement for widening access applicants is: SQA Highers: AABB by end of S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. A Levels: ABB. IB: 32 points with 655 at HL. Required subjects The grades used to meet our entry requirements must include: SQA: Higher: Mathematics at grade A and Physics. We strongly recommend that you study Advanced Higher Mathematics. A Levels: Mathematics at grade A and Physics. IB: HL: Mathematics (from 2021, Mathematics: Analysis and approaches only) at grade 6 and Physics. The following English language qualifications at the grades specified are accepted: IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component TOEFL-iBT 92 or above with 20 in each section Cambridge English: Advanced or Proficiency overall 176 with 162 in each component PTE Academic: Total 61 with at least 51 in each "Communicative Skills" section Trinity ISE: ISE II with a distinction in all four components

Career opportunities

The vast majority of graduates make direct vocational use of their qualification in the IT industry. Increasingly however, our graduates also find work in the trades, industries and professions that rely heavily on computing systems, including media, communications, finance, energy and medicine.

Campus location

Edinburgh , United Kingdom

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