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 is a world-class institution for teaching and research. The School produced more internationally excellent research (4* and 3*) for computer science and informatics than any other university in the UK, in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). It is also one of the largest computer science departments in Europe.

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 ...

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