School of Informatics

Taught MSc degrees

We offer seven taught Masters (MSc) programmes.

Our MSc programmes

Informatics MSc Further information & application procedure This is our most popular taught MSc course, providing the widest range of choice of speciality.
Artificial Intelligence MSc Further information & application procedure AI research is interdisciplinary by nature and draws on neuroscience, cognitive science, linguistics, computer science, mathematics and statistics, psychology.

Cognitive Science MSc

Further information & application procedure Cognitive Science investigates human cognitive functions such as perception and action, memory and learning, language and communication, reasoning and problem solving.

Computer Science MSc

Further information & application procedure The scope of Computer Science ranges from the design of programming languages and algorithms, to models of computation, such as distributed, parallel and quantum computing, and the study of the limits of computation.

Data Science MSc

Further information & application procedure Data science is the study of the computational principles, methods, and systems for extracting knowledge from data. Large data sets are now generated by almost every activity in science, society, and commerce.

Design Informatics MSc

Further information & application procedure Students are given an understanding of how to build computational systems as well as being taught the relevant principles of design thinking and making.

Advanced Design Informatics MSc

Further information & application procedure Students are given an advanced understanding of how to build computational systems as well as being taught the relevant principles of design thinking and making - Two year programme.

 

Related masters programmes

We also collaborate on the following MSc programmes:

Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC)

MSc in High Performance Computing (HPC) Further information & application procedure

 

 

Taught by the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), one of the leading supercomputing centres in Europe, these two MSc programmes have a strong practical focus and provide access to leading-edge HPC systems such as ARCHER, the UK national supercomputer. They will appeal to students who have an interest in programming and would like to learn more about HPC, parallel programming and Data Science.

MSC in High Performance Computing with Data Science Further information & application procedure

Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre website

 

Data Science

Data Science, Technology & Innovation (Online Distance Learning)

Further information & application procedure This online distance education programme in Data Science, Technology and Innovation is intended to allow different points of entry into the world of data science (across sciences, medicine, arts and humanities). Drawing on cutting-edge educational content from a broad range of contributing disciplines, this programme provides a deeper knowledge through domain experience as well as through instruction in technology, concentrating on active uses of data research.

 

Linguistics

MSc in Speech and Language Processing Further information & application procedure The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS) offer a one year MSc in Speech and Language Processing.

Imaging

MSc in Imaging Further information & application procedure The University also offers online distance learning courses in Imaging.

 

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