University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Informatics (with Beihang University)

This is a joint PhD programme between the School of Informatics in Edinburgh and Beihang University, China, to encourage collaborative research. Students are co-supervised by a member of academic staff in each institution, and spend approximately equal time at each location. Informatics is the study of the structure, the behaviour, and the interactions of natural and engineered computational systems, and encompasses the traditional academic fields of computer science, artificial intelligence and cognitive science.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject or relevant qualifications and 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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 17,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

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

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School of Informatics Graduate Schools
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