School of Informatics

Our degrees

Information on our undergraduate degree programmes.

Follow the individual degree links below to see more information including fees and funding, what you will study and entry requirements.

Our single subject Bachelor's degrees

Artificial Intelligence (BSc) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the attempt to build artificial systems that have intelligent behaviour. 4 years
Cognitive Science (BSc) A cognitive science programme allows you to combine informatics with a range of courses from psychology, linguistics, philosophy and neuroscience. 4 years
Computer Science (BSc) Computer science is concerned with understanding, designing, implementing and using computing systems, ranging in scale and complexity from the tiny components of a single processor to the globe-spanning internet. 4 years
Computer Science (BEng) This degree is exactly the same as the Computer Science BSc. The choice of the BEng is available for students who come from countries where computer science is seen to be an engineering discipline rather than a science one. 4 years
Software Engineering (BEng) Software engineering will teach you how to write good software and give you the engineering skills needed to meet requirements such as reliability, maintainability, usability and cost-effectiveness. 4 years

Our single subject Master's degree

Informatics (MInf) We offer an integrated programme covering a wide spectrum of Informatics subject areas and taking you to a masters level qualification over five years. 5 years

Our combined degrees

Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science (BSc) Study in this area is based on the mathematics and logic of algorithms, which form the foundations of programming. 4 years
Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics (BSc) New uses are being found for mathematics in every area of AI and where existing mathematics is not up to the task, new kinds of mathematics are being invented. 4 years
Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering (BEng) Our programme is directed towards the practical application of computing sciences, as computer systems grow in size and complexity. 4 years
Computer Science and Electronics (BEng) The two disciplines of Computer Science and Electronics form a natural combination for a joint honours course  in today's world of complex high-speed devices. 4 years
Computer Science and Management Science (BSc) This joint programme allows students to develop a strong background across a wide range of topics in both Computer Science and Management Science. It provides an excellent blend of technological knowledge in computer science and business skills. 4 years
Computer Science and Mathematics (BSc) Study in this area is based on the mathematics and logic of algorithms, which form the foundation of programming. It also includes the study of cutting-edge computing techniques and issues. 4 years
Computer Science and Physics (BSc) This joint programme draws on Edinburgh's strengths in computational physics and the design and analysis of algorithms to enable students to develop a strong interdisciplinary background covering relevant topics in both Computer Science and Physics. 4 years

Graduate Apprenticeships

BSc (Hons) Data Science (Graduate Apprenticeship) Working in partnership with PWC, the University of Edinburgh of Edinburgh have created a new BSc (Hons) Data Science Graduate Apprenticeship programme to blend traditional study with workplace-based learning. 4 years


Undergraduate Introduction Video


More information

Our core disciplines - Our main subject areas.

Advice on choosing a degree

Detailed degree information

For detailed information on the courses that make up the degrees programme please see:

Sortable list of Informatics courses

Informatics Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study (DRPS) 

Outstanding undergraduate projects