Research course

Informatics (with Beihang University)

University of Edinburgh · School of Informatics

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.

Months of entry

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

Course content

This is a joint PhD programme between the School of Informatics in Edinburgh and Beihang University, China, to encourage collaborative research. Students will be co-supervised by a member of academic staff in each institution, and spend approximately equal time at each location.

Informatics is the study of the structure, the behaviour, and the interactions of natural and engineered computational systems, and encompasses the traditional academic fields of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. The School of Informatics is the largest and best Informatics research centre in the UK.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

School of Informatics Graduate School
+44 (0) 131 650 3091