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University of Edinburgh MSc

School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Master's Program
General neuroinformatics , Computational neuroscience , Neuromorphic engineering
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The school offers 5 masters (MSc) programmes, with a flexible, modular curriculum, allowing students to tailor the masters program to their particular interests.

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The School of Informatics offers about 50 courses at the Master's level, grouped into the following specialist areas:

  • Analytical and Scientific Databases
  • Bioinformatics, Systems and Synthetic Biology
  • Computer Systems and Software Engineering
  • Fundamentals of High Performance Computing Systems
  • Geoinformatics
  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Learning from Data
  • Music Informatics
  • Natural Language and Language Engineering
  • Neural Computation and Neuroinformatics
  • Theoretical Computer Science
All successful candidates will enrol in our MSc programme in September. Full-time students spend the first 9 months participating in a series of taught modular courses, typically involving attendance at 4-6 lectures a week, with a range of additional tutorials and laboratory sessions dependent on course choice. These courses can be assessed in a variety of ways, although are likely to involve some combination of coursework assignment submissions, an end of year examination and self-conducted background reading. Students spend the final 3 months of the course concentrating on a major individual research dissertation, supported by an academic supervisor. The final dissertation contributes towards a third of your overall degree.

The course is also available part-time, over 3 years.

Flexibility is a key aspect of the degree, encouraging students to choose from a wide range of courses delivered, taught both within and outwith the Informatics subject area.