School of Informatics

Your future

The 2014 Emerging Global Graduate Employability survey placed Edinburgh in the top 20 institutions worldwide for employability of its graduates.

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.

Alumni Profiles - Recent alumni explain how their career's developed after graduating from Informatics.

Student experience - Current students talk about their experience at Informatics.


Previous graduate's profile's

Gerry Altman Professor in the department of Psychological Sciences, University of Conneticut. Specialising in Perception, Action, Cognition: Language & Cognition.
Aude Billard Professor, Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Works on gesture/speech interfaces to robots and learning by imitation.
Jose Carmena Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Works on brain-machine interfaces.
Peter Dayan Director, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit. Works on mathematical and computational models of neural processing, with a particular emphasis on representation and learning.
Geoffrey Hinton Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto working on neural networks and machine learning. Also working with Google.
Robert Kowalski Professor Emeritus, Department of Computing, Imperial College London. Father of Logic Programming.

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.