The University of Edinburgh remains one of the world's top institutions for the study of Informatics.
The University has one of the best schools of computing in the world. Our undergraduate program offers unmatched opportunities for both interdisciplinary variety and focused depth — depending on which best suits you.
At Edinburgh, computer science can be studied in individual depth or in a more integrated way as the science of Informatics, which we define as the study of the structure, behaviour, and interactions of natural and artificial computational systems.
We are unique in the breadth of our coverage of Informatics and related disciplines, which makes us the UK's top computer science department, rated excellent for both research and teaching, with state-of-the art laboratories and computing facilities.
Throughout your degree programme, in addition to learning the scientific foundations of our subject, you will develop practical computing, engineering and experimental skills. In third year you have a group project, the system design practical, and learn to work in an interdisciplinary team. In your final year you undertake an individual project, which is a major piece of work resting on all you have learned.
There is substantial flexibility to move between degrees in the first and second year as your specific interests emerge, and to choose from a range of over 70 specialist courses in the third and fourth years, to match your interests.
Our home is Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, a country with respect for education and a long standing tradition of innovation. Edinburgh is one of Europe's most beautiful cities, with a modern, cosmopolitan atmosphere.
It's a place where you'll never be short of things to do. Edinburgh combines easy access to the Scottish countryside with the social and cultural excitement of a modern capital city, a metropolis that is home to one of Europe's foremost Universities.
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This article was published on Sep 10, 2012