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Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC)

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
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24700 GBP/year
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About

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.

Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Our computing research covers: 

  • software for future HPC systems
  • modelling and simulation
  • performance characterisation and benchmarking
  • developing national and international HPC services

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Please submit your completed application at least three months prior to your desired entry date.

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

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. You should have experience in computer programming.

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24700 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

 PhD part-time fees

  •  Overseas: £12,350
  •  Home: £2,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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