School of Informatics

Research degrees

We offer a wide range of PhD, MPhil and MSc research programmes.

Edinburgh is one of the best informatics research centres in the world. The breadth of research in the School means that we can accommodate a vast range of research topics.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

A PhD is structured to train you as a researcher with a well developed all-round knowledge of your discipline and a specialist area.

MSc by Research

This programme provides you with the opportunity to acquire research skills by undertaking independent study related to the School's ongoing research programme.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The objective of an MPhil is to produce a research worker who has acquired a good all-round knowledge of Informatics, in-depth knowledge of a specialist area, and the research skills to carry out and present a piece of original research for submission for a higher degree.

Research topics

We offer the widest choice of research projects in informatics in the UK.

Related links

Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)

Potential supervisors in the School of Informatics

Postgraduate (Research) Funding

Virtual tour of the Informatics Forum

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