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Computer Science and Physics BSc (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: GF43

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    11-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This joint programme draws on Edinburgh's joint strength in computational physics and informatics.

You will develop a strong interdisciplinary background, covering relevant topics in both computer science and physics. And you will have the chance to study topics that cross both fields, for example computational simulation of physical systems.

How will I learn?

You will be taught through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • practical classes

In your later years in the School of Informatics, you will spend more time working on projects that involve:

  • building computer systems from scratch
  • developing systems
  • doing experimental work
  • working on theoretical topics with guidance from your supervisor

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by:

  • coursework assignments
  • larger projects
  • exams

You will undertake some project work individually and some together with other students.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have excellent career prospects in the IT industry and beyond.

Graduates comfortably secure roles such as:

  • software engineer
  • hardware engineer
  • app developer
  • web developer
  • programmer

And increasingly, as data analyst/scientist or business analyst in the financial sector.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 32,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : AAB - A*A*A*

Required subjects: A Levels: Mathematics at A and Physics at B. Your Mathematics qualifications must have been achieved no more than two academic years prior to entry. GCSEs: English at C or 4.

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University information

The University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 114 3

    8th out of 49 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    204 87%

    8th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    33rd

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.53 71%

    105th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    212 92%

    7th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    2nd

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    40th

    3

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