A first or upper second class honours degree in: Artificial Intelligence; Cognitive Science; Computer Science. Degrees in these disciplines will also be considered: Education; Electrical Engineering; Psychology; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics. Before applying, you should consult our on-line research portfolio [www.inf.ed.ac.uk/research] to identify a research area that is of interest to you and potential supervisors.
Months of entry
Informatics is the study of how natural and artifcial systems store, process and communicate information. Research in informatics promises to take information technology to a new level and to place information at the heart of 21st century science, technology and society.
Edinburgh's School of Informatics has an outstanding record of achievement both in research and teaching. It has received top awards in independent assessments of the quality of its work in both areas of activity.
The most recent  Research Assessment Exercise confirmed Edinburgh Informatics as the largest and best Informatics centre in the UK.
The research draws on concepts from: Computer Science; Artificial Intelligence; Cognitive Science; Informatics; Neuroscience; Linguistics; Psychology; Biology.
Information for international students
Our taught and research postgraduate programmes each include over 100 students, attracting aplicatons from more that 20 non-EU countries. See our international students web page for further information: www.inf.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/international.html
Fees and funding
Research Councils, British Council and Commonwealth Studentships.
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team
- 0131 650 3091