Welcome to the School of Informatics

In the age of information, computing technology is changing the ways we work and play. Informatics is changing the way we think.


Informatics is the study of how natural and artificial systems store, process and communicate information.

It is a discipline central to a new enlightenment in scholarship and learning, and critical to the future development of science, technology and society.

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.

The School

Informatics is one of seven schools in the College of Science and Engineering, at the University of Edinburgh.

The School provides a fertile environment for a wide range of studies focussed on understanding computation in both artificial and natural systems.

We currently have 511 Undergraduate Students with 134 taught Post Graduates and 264 research Post Graduates.

The research draws on concepts from:

  • computer science
  • artificial intelligence
  • linguistics
  • cognitive science
  • neuroscience
  • psychology
  • biology

Studying informatics at Edinburgh

We offer a flexible choice of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and degrees in:

  • Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
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