University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Informatics (Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science)

Research is aimed at establishing deep understanding of computation in its many forms; using advanced mathematical principles, we create theories and software tools allowing fundamental capabilities of computation to be explored, as well as designing languages that can be used to construct safe and effective programs. Areas of interest within LFCS include verification, semantics, concurrency, process algebra, algorithms, logic and complexity; biological modelling is of particular interest. Advances in experimental techniques mean that cell biologists need innovative tools and software to understand the vast quantities of data that are being generated; other areas where our research is applied include computer security, database systems, software analysis, programming language design and performance analysis.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a strong background in mathematics in addition to a good degree in a relevant area; 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 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) Full-time GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 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
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

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