MSc Computer Science atThe University of Edinburgh School of Informatics


1 year (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • The MSc in Computer Science offers students the opportunity to obtain specialist knowledge in the design, analysis, implementation, and use of computer systems ranging from the components of a single processor to computer networks as vast as the Internet
  • Students can also pursue a more theoretical direction by choosing courses in areas such as:
  • Programming languages
  • Cryptography
  • Quantum informatics
  • The program provides a solid foundation in theoretical understanding and a wide variety of practical techniques applicable in many career settings


  • University Rankings
    • #38

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #16

      - QS 2022

    • #30

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #12

      - The Complete University Guide 2022

    • #12

      - The Guardian 2022

    • #32

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 35,01,686
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 4,46,246
Books & SuppliesINR 29,262
Personal ExpensesINR 35,114
TotalINR 5,10,622

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 Pound = INR 97.54


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 9ᵗʰ December 2021

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned



  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in informatics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics or another quantitative discipline
  • All applicants must have completed the equivalent to 60 credits of mathematics that have typically covered the following subjects/topics: calculus (differentiation and integration), linear algebra (vectors and multi-dimensional matrices), discrete mathematics, and mathematical reasoning (e.g. induction and reasoning, graph-theoretic models, proofs), and probability (concepts in discrete and continuous probabilities, Markov chains, etc.)
  • Entry to this programme is competitive. A typical offer will normally require a UK first-class honours degree
  • Competence in programming is essential. During the degree, applicants must have completed a programming course in at least one of the following: C/C++, Java, Python, R, Matlab, Haskell, ML


Marks - 7/9

  • With at least 6.0 in each module

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Applicants are required to submit one letter of reference as part of their application
  • Appropriate people to provide the references would include a Personal Tutor (or equivalent) or another academic who has taught the applicant at the undergraduate or masters level. They should be able to comment on the potential of the applicant to undertake postgraduate study
  • If it is a while since the applicant has graduated then a work-related reference in place of an academic one would also be considered. This would typically be written by a line manager

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application deadline

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for UK.

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