The University of Edinburgh offers a variety of degrees involving computation as a major component—either as an object of study in its own right, or as a tool used to elucidate some other discipline. There are also courses in Computing and IT for staff and students from other disciplines.
The School of Informatics is the UK's top computing school—one of the best in the world. We offer a wide choice of undergraduate and and postgraduate degrees—including some with scholarships or built-in work placements.
The M.Sc./Diploma in Speech and Language Processing is a one-year taught Masters Programme concerned with computational methods for the automatic processing and study of spoken and written language systems, from phonetics to computer speech recognition, parsing to natural language understanding and beyond.
The base courses of the MSc in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) deal with GIS principles, including relational database methods and elements of spatial analysis. Supporting option courses cover areas such as GIS software and systems, software engineering, GIS algorithms, advanced computer cartography, remote sensing methods and the use of terrain models. Further options provide an opportunity to investigate a range of applications in the fields of public policy and decision-making, locational modelling, development planning and simulation-based studies.
The School of Physics offers undergraduate degrees in Computational Physics.
The Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, EPCC, offers a one-year taught MSc in High Performance Computing (HPC). This well-established programme provides an excellent grounding in HPC technologies and their practical application.
The Edinburgh University Computing Service, EUCS, runs a wide range of taught courses for staff and postgraduates. They range from beginners' computing courses to programming courses.
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