Why study Informatics?
Informatics is one of the most exciting fields of study today.
Be at the heart of an intellectual revolution
Understanding computation provides new ways of understanding the world. Computational thinking - understanding systems in terms of the ways they store, process and communicate information now pervades theories in all disciplines, and computational modelling allows us to explore the emergent behaviour of complex systems.
Develop practical skills
The intellectual challenge is matched by a practical aspect, this gives you the satisfaction of creating something functional, whether software or hardware.
Make the world a safer place
Understanding computation provides the basis for building and applying tools and methodologies that allow us to design, build and maintain hardware and software computer systems you would trust with your life.
Control your destiny
We live in an information age. Most innovation today exploits novel uses of computation. Those who can safely harness the potential of information technologies will be at a substantial advantage for future employment. You also have the opportunity, if you are so-inclined, to take courses that will help you acquire and develop entrepreneurial skills that will allow you to make serious money.
A degree in Informatics is a degree in Philosophy Engineering; you learn to experiment on and replicate, but also shape, reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
Studying Informatics at Edinburgh
- Video: Studying Informatics at Edinburgh
- Studying Informatics (Computer Science) at Edinburgh - recorded at the Undergraduate Open Day 2 October 2021.