Taught course

Computer Science

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Informatics
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in informatics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, electrical engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics or psychology.

Competent programming skills are essential. During your degree you must have completed a programming course in at least one of the following: C/C++, Java, Python, R, Matlab, Haskell, ML.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Edinburgh's expertise in core computer science is recognised internationally, and spans the range from computer architecture through theoretical computer science. This MSc offers you the opportunity to obtain specialist knowledge in the design, analysis, implementation, and use of computer systems ranging from the components of a single processor to computer networks as vast as the Internet. You can also pursue a more theoretical direction by choosing courses in areas such as algorithms, programming languages, or cryptography.

The programme provides a solid foundation in theoretical understanding and a wide variety of practical techniques applicable in many career settings.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Informatics Teaching Organisation
Email
ito@inf.ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 5194