University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Informatics

Students on this course study how natural and artificial systems store, process and communicate information. There is choice of courses, spanning established disciplines such as cognitive and computer science as well as emerging areas such as bioinformatics.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, in informatics, 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

Compulsory courses: informatics research review; informatics research proposal; introduction to java programming (for students who do not already meet the programming requirements for the taught Master's); dissertation. Students choose a specialist area within the programme, which determines the choice of a optional courses: analytical and scientific databases; bioinformatics systems and synthetic biology; cognitive science, computer systems, software engineering and high performance computing; intelligent robotics; agents, knowledge and data; learning from data; natural language processing; neural computation and neuroinformatics; theoretical computer science.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 25,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,635 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

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Key information

Contact: 
Informatics Teaching Organisation
Telephone number: 
0131 650 5194