University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

High Performance Computing with Data Science

The programme equips students with multidisciplinary skills and knowledge in both high performance computing (HPC) and data science. Data science is concerned with the manipulation, processing and analysis of data to extract knowledge. High performance computing provides the power underpinning the management and analysis of big data; the increasingly large, complex and challenging data sets that are now generated across many areas of science and business. Students study at EPCC, the UK's leading supercomputing centre, with access to a wide range of leading-edge high performance computing platforms and technologies.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a relevant UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, or equivalent work experience. You must also be a competent programmer in C, C++, Fortran, Java or Python. If English is not your 1st language, you must have 1 of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: IELTS academic module, 6.5 (with score no lower than 6.0 in each section); TOEFL internet-based test, total 92 (with no score lower than 20 in each section); PTE, 61 (with no score lower than 56 in each section); CPE grade C; CAE grade B.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: fundamentals of data management (semester 1); message-passing programming (semester 1); programming skills (semester 1); threaded programming (semester 1); data analytics with high performance computing (semester 2); software development (semester 2); project preparation (semester 2). Optional courses: hpc architectures (semester 1); parallel numerical algorithms (semester 1); parallel programming languages (semester 1); advanced parallel programming (semester 2); hpc ecosystem (semester 2); parallel design patterns (semester 2); performance programming (semester 2); courses from msc programmes in computer science, informatics, mathematics or physics (up to 30 credits).

Assessment methods

The programme consists of a taught component and a dissertation component.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 22,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 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

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MSc Administrator
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