School of Informatics

Informatics MSc

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.

At Edinburgh we define Informatics as the study of how natural and artificial systems store, process and communicate information.

Programme content

This is our most popular taught MSc (Master of Science) course, providing the widest range of choice of speciality. You can take full advantage of that fact that our research spans the entire field of Informatics, including some areas of expertise that are unique to Edinburgh:

  • Analytical and Scientific Databases
  • Bioinformatics, Systems and Synthetic Biology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Systems, Software Engineering and High Performance Computing
  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Knowledge Management, Representation and Reasoning
  • Learning from Data
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Neural Computation and Neuroinformatics
  • Theoretical Computer Science