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Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) ,
The Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at The University of Edinburgh offers the opportunity to study for a PhD in areas related to high performance computing, software sustainability and data intensive computing.

About

The Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at The University of Edinburgh hosts an exceptional collection of high-performance and novel computing facilities including ARCHER, the UK’s primary academic research supercomputer. We also host the UK Research Data Facility, a large data storage and analysis platform for active research data associated with computational science. Other facilities include multicore, Xeon Phi and GPU machines.

We are working on several Big Data research projects, ranging from earthquake prediction and astronomical data analysis to the development of international data infrastructure for managing today’s immense growth in data generation.

Our software specialists have an impressive portfolio of projects, including many industrial applications. We work at the forefront of the field, for example through our leadership of the UK’s Software Sustainability Institute, ensuring that today’s new software continues to be improved and supported in the future.

Career opportunities:

Graduates from EPCC have found rewarding employment in the computing industry, universities and government organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our computing research covers: software for future HPC systems, modelling and simulation, performance characterisation and benchmarking, and developing national and international HPC services.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, typically in an area of informatics, such as artificial intelligence, cognitive science or computer science.

We may also consider a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, in engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics or psychology.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Home/EU fees have still to be agreed

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships
  • Research scholarships for international students

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