University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Informatics: ICSA: Computer Architecture, Compilation and System software, Networks and Communication

The Institute for Computing System Architecture (ICSA) will provide you with academic resources and industry links that are among the best in the world. We are home to the UK's largest group of PhD researchers in the field, and host a Centre of Excellence in partnership with ARM, the world's largest microprocessor intellectual property provider. We are also a member of the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation. Our current research is focused on the areas of: - compilers and architectures - parallel computing - wireless networking - processor-automated synthesis by iterative analysis. While the scope for research is wide, each area is underpinned by our fundamental aims: - to extend understanding of existing systems - to improve current systems - to develop new architecture and engineering methods

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time - 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time - 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time - 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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School of Informatics Graduate School - PhD
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