University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Computer Science

This course offers specialist knowledge in the design, implementation and use of computing systems ranging from the components of a single processor to computer networks as vast as the internet. Students gain a solid foundation in theoretical understanding and learn practical techniques that can be used in varied career settings.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, in informatics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, electrical engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics or psychology, plus experience in computer programming; 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.

Course modules

Core modules include: informatics research review; informatics research proposal; introduction to Java programming; dissertation. Optional modules include: data integration and exchange; machine learning and pattern recognition; probabilistic modelling and reasoning; extreme computing; bioinformatics; computer graphics; computer networking; design and analysis of parallel algorithms; human-computer interaction; parallel architectures; parallel programming languages and systems; software architecture, process and management; algorithmic game theory and its applications; information theory; computer algebra; computational complexity; language semantics and implementation; querying and storing XML.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

SAAS for Scottish/EU students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 25,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,635 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Informatics Teaching Organisation
Telephone number: 
0131 650 5194