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The University of Edinburgh: Computer Science

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Informatics
Study type Taught


Edinburgh's expertise in core computer science is recognised internationally, and spans the range from computer architecture through theoretical computer science.

This MSc offers you the opportunity to obtain specialist knowledge in the design, analysis, implementation, and use of computer systems ranging from the components of a single processor to computer networks as vast as the Internet.

You can also pursue a more theoretical direction by choosing courses in areas such as:

  • algorithms

  • programming languages

  • cryptography

  • quantum informatics

The programme provides a solid foundation in theoretical understanding and a wide variety of practical techniques applicable in many career settings.


University of Edinburgh 


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