Taught MSc degrees
We offer 7 taught Masters (MSc) programmes.
Our programmes operate on a single selection deadline. We will make a very small number of offers to the most outstanding candidates on an ongoing basis, but hold the majority of applications until after the selection deadline.
Applicants who are not made an offer at a specific selection deadline will be notified that they have been unsuccessful in securing a place on the programme.
Details of our programmes and how to apply can be found on degree finder:
For more detailed structure, including compulsory and optional courses, you can view the Degree Programme Table for each programme:
Please note: courses are subject to change each year
September 2022 entry is now closed for applications. We expect to send out the majority of offers for 2022/23 entry by end of May 2022.
For September 2023 entry, applications will open at the start of October 2022 and the selection deadline will be 31st March 2023.
Our MSc programmes
|Advanced Technology for Financial Computing MSc||This programme will provide you with a critical and practical appreciation of how data, computing and artificial intelligence technologies can be used and developed to deliver value in organisations with finance, risk and decision-making related digitalisation from both technology and business perspectives.|
|Artificial Intelligence MSc||AI research is interdisciplinary by nature and draws on neuroscience, cognitive science, linguistics, computer science, mathematics and statistics, psychology.|
|Cognitive Science investigates human cognitive functions such as perception and action, memory and learning, language and communication, reasoning and problem-solving.|
|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.
We also offer specialist area courses in computer security.
|Cyber security and privacy is the study of the computational principles, methods and mechanisms for safe-guarding these sensitive applications. Graduates of the programme will learn how to evaluate, design, and implement secure and trustworthy systems in complex distributed systems.|
|Data Science MSc||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.|
|Students are given an understanding of how to build computational systems as well as being taught the relevant principles of design thinking and making - One-year programme.|
*Programme now closed* Final year of intake was September 2022.
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:
This online learning 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.
Courses offered by the School of Informatics are: Advanced Vision, Introductory Applied Machine Learning, Introduction to Practical Programming with Objects, Natural Computing, Performance Modelling, Practical Introduction to High Performance Computing and Practical Introduction to Data Science.
Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC)
|MSc in High Performance Computing (HPC)||
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|
|MSc in Speech and Language Processing||The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS) offer a one year MSc in Speech and Language Processing.|
|MSc in Imaging||The University also offers online distance learning courses in Imaging.|