University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Advanced Design Informatics

On this programme students learn how to build computational systems as well as the principles of design thinking and making; through case studies of real-life products students apply their knowledge in a practical way, developing an understanding of what it takes to create, design and take a product to market

Entry requirements

Students should have a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or its equivalent, and in an area of informatics, such as 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: design for informatics; case studies in design informatics 1; designing with data; design informatics project; design informatics (histories and futures); dissertation; placement. Optional modules include: advanced natural language processing; computer graphics; extreme computing; introduction to vision and robotics; text technologies; advanced databases; automatic speech recognition; data mining and exploration; informatics entrepreneurship and digital marketplace.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 21 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 21 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Informatics Teaching Organisation
Telephone number: 
0131 650 5194