Research course

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

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Informatics
Qualifications
MPhilPhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, typically in an area of informatics, such as artificial intelligence, cognitive science or computer science. You should have experience in computer programming.

We may also consider a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, in engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics or psychology.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

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

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Informatics Graduate School
Email
phd-admissions@inf.ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 650 3091