University of Edinburgh: School of Informatics

University of Edinburgh
School of Informatics

University of EdinburghThe School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh was ranked first in research power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). We produce world leading and internationally excellent research. With around 120 members of academic staff, not only are we are one of the biggest schools within its field in the UK, we are also located in a prime location the heart of a tech cluster which has over 100 start-ups and nearby Codebase, the biggest tech incubator in the UK. Studying at the School of Informatics, you would be joining the world’s brightest students in a collaborative learning environment with our distinguished staff.

Facilities and resources
The Informatics Forum is an award winning purpose-built research facility located in the city centre, on the University's main campus. The Forum sits alongside the newly refurbished and extended computing laboratories at Appleton Tower; dedicated teaching and study space for Informatics taught students for Labs, Tutorials plus private study outside scheduled class times.
Postgraduate degrees offered

  • 1-year taught Masters
  • 2-year taught Masters
  • 1-year research - Masters By Research
  • 2-year research - MPhil
  • 3-year research - Doctorate (PhD)
  • 4-year combined MSc/PhD (EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training)

Informatics also have a number of online learning courses as part of the Data Science, Technology and Innovation postgraduate programme.

Entry requirements
First/upper second class honours degree or equivalent.

Taught MSc degrees
The School offers a wide choice of over 50 course options within taught, modular MSc degrees in:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Informatics
  • Design Informatics
  • Advanced Design Informatics (2 years)

Research degrees
When applying to do research, it is important to choose a topic you feel passionate about and to find out as much as you can about the research group you will be working with.

The School of Informatics attracts world-leading researchers who come together in six specialist institutes:

In addition to the research institutes, whose academics supervise Research Masters, MPhil and PhD students, there are three EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training which offer four-year combined MSc/PhD programmes in:

Funding opportunities
All three EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training offer a number of fully-funded places on their MSc/PhD programmes. In addition, the School offers a number of other scholarships including Informatics UK/EU Masters Scholarships.

We have a large number of available scholarships for research students, many of which are open to students from around the world, including our new Informatics Global PhD  Scholarship.

Student Experience
If you want to know what is like to study at the School of Informatics you can check out what our current students have to say on our website.

Contact details
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
Appleton Tower, Level 6
Crichton Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

Contacts for research degrees
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 3091

Contacts for taught Masters
Tel: +44 (0)131 651 3266


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