University of Edinburgh: Informatics (Institute for Computing Systems Architecture) (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD/Master of Philosophy - MPhil/MSc (Res))

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Informatics View department profile
Telephone 0131 650 3091
Study type Research


The department's current research is focused on the areas of compilers and architectures, parallel computing, wireless networking and processor-automated synthesis by iterative analysis; our wireless communication group is particularly strong, and presently working on expanding wireless reach within Scotland; while the scope for research is wide, each area is underpinned by our fundamental aims: to extend understanding of existing systems; to improve current systems; and to develop new architecture and engineering methods.

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Qualification Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Level SCQF Level 12
Entry requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject or relevant qualifications or experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Location University of Edinburgh
57 George Square

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 ...

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