School of Informatics


Graduates from our programmes enjoy career success in a wide array of sectors that shape our society, from mobile communication technology to medical systems.

Many go on to work as project managers, researchers, software developers and consultants in the commercial sector (eg Google, Amazon, AT&T, Xerox) or take up academic posts, often in Russell Group and Ivy League institutions such as MIT and Stanford.

Who employs our graduates?

A great number of our graduates work in academia. A second major destination for our graduates is the IT industry where they make vocational use of their studies by working as IT consultants, programmers and developers and here are some examples of employers.

Take inspiration from the career paths of some of our graduates, listed below.

Gerry Altman

Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of York, Editor-in-Chief of Cognition. Works on adult cognition and neuropsychology, language processing.

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Aude Billard

Professor, Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Works on gesture/speech interfaces to robots and learning by imitation.

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Jose Carmena

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Works on brain-machine interfaces.

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Peter Dayan

Director, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit. Works on mathematical and computational models of neural processing, with a particular emphasis on representation and learning.

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Geoffrey Hinton

Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto. Works on neural networks and machine learning.

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Robery Kowalski

Professor Emeritus, Department of Computing, Imperial College London. Father of Logic Programming.

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Careers advice

The University of Edinburgh offers extensive advice on careers to its student community through the Careers Service. Many companies give careers presentations specially tailored to Informatics students.