University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Informatics (Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation)

The department's research falls into 3 areas: machine learning, computational neuroscience and computational biology; in machine learning we develop probabilistic methods that find patterns and structure in data, and apply them to scientific and technological problems; applications include areas as diverse as astronomy, health sciences and computing; in computational neuroscience and neuroinformatics we study how the brain processes information; the focus in the computational biology area is to develop computational strategies to store, analyse and model a variety of biological data (from protein measurements to insect behavioural data).

Entry requirements

Applicants should have 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 18,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 9,050 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MPhil Full-time GBP 18,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Part-time GBP 9,050 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 22,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 11,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 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: 
School of Informatics Graduate Schools
Telephone number: 
0131 650 3091