Data Sciences BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Data Sciences BSc (Hons)

This is an exciting, interdisciplinary programme that will give you broad foundations in Data Sciences. It involves all three main specialism of Heriot-Watt School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, namely Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.

Data Sciences are at the core of the modern data analytics and engineering revolution, turning data into intelligence and information for decision-making and for solving complex, multi-faceted problems, in a rigorous and defensible way. It is a young discipline, and demand for expertise in all aspects of data sciences is g...

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4 Years

Start Date



Edinburgh Campus

Course Address
EH14 4AS

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Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher


including Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


with Higher Level Mathematics at 5 for entry to Year 1.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


in a relevant subject (including sufficient Mathematics) for entry to Year 1.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

It is also a requirement of every applicant to have English and Mathematics at a minimum of National 5 Grade C or GCSE Grade C or 4 (or equivalent)

Scottish HNC


HNC in relevant subject (including sufficient Mathematics at SCQF Level 6) with B in graded unit for entry to Year 1.

Scottish HND


HND in relevant subject (including sufficient Mathematics at SCQF Level 6) with BB in graded units for entry to Year 1.

Foundation Apprenticeship (SCQF Level 6)


We accept Foundation Apprenticeships in combination with other qualifications such as SQA Highers and Advanced Highers.

A level



including Mathematics for entry to Year 1.

T Level

We will consider T Levels as suitable for entry to our degree programmes, however, certain subject requirements may be required for entry to specific programmes. Where this is not evident as part of the T Level studies, we may ask for additional qualifications.

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Fees and funding

Scotland £1,820
England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland £9,250
EU, International £18,704

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