Undergraduate study - 2021 entry

Subject area: Computer Science (Informatics)

Why choose Computer Science (Informatics) at the University of Edinburgh?

  • The School of Informatics is the largest Informatics research centre in Europe, and is currently ranked 24th in the world for Computer Science (5th in the UK) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 by subject.

  • We offer a wide range of courses, from theoretical to strong application oriented that enable each student to tailor their learning experience to their own interests, creating the unique opportunity for an individual to be in control of their own learning.

  • Our flagship MInf programme builds up on firm foundations gained in the first three years and complements them with advanced courses and project work experience. The final year (Year 5) offers access to a wide range of masters-level courses given by leaders in their chosen fields.

Computer science is about solving logical problems. I see it as a sequence of challenges I can get progressively good at breaking, and that attracts me. It is at the core of everyone’s life nowadays.

Pedro Domingos-Teixeira 3rd year BSc (Hons) Computer Science
Pedro Domingos-Teixeira 3rd year BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Introducing Computer Science (Informatics)

Informatics is the study of information, computation and communication in artificial systems such as computers, and in natural systems such as brains, genes and living cells.

We offer programmes in computer science, artificial intelligence, software engineering, cognitive science and in informatics, which includes all of these disciplines.

Studying at the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics will provide you with a good foundation in computer science and will offer a new perspective on ways that computational thinking can be applied to different settings.

You will develop a solid scientific understanding, and the practical skills required to analyse, design, implement and maintain computer-based systems in any setting.

Our MInf programme allows you to study up to masters level as an undergraduate. You will take advanced courses, study subjects in depth and choose from a broad range of topics.