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Informatics - ICSA - Computer Architecture, Compilation and System Software, Networks and Communication, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) ,
The Informatics - ICSA - Computer Architecture, Compilation and System Software, Networks and Communication programme offered by The University of Edinburgh will provide you with academic resources and industry links that are among the best in the world.

About

  • Studying the Informatics - ICSA - Computer Architecture, Compilation and System Software, Networks and Communication programme offered by The University of Edinburgh, you’ll be supported in your research by award-winning academic staff – including four Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering. They and other research colleagues have contributed to what is an enviable publications portfolio, featuring some of the most prestigious publications in the field.
  • We are home to the UK’s largest group of PhD researchers in the field, and host a Centre of Excellence in partnership with ARM, the world’s largest microprocessor intellectual property provider. We are also a member of the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation.

While the scope for research is wide, each area is underpinned by our fundamental aims:

  • to extend understanding of existing systems
  • to improve current systems
  • to develop new architecture and engineering methods

Career opportunities:

  • Our students see their degrees as a launchpad for their careers, and many have established themselves as world-class researchers and developers. By joining their ranks, you will be able to make your mark on the next generation of technological innovations.
  • Academic and business employers actively recruit ICSA graduates, many of whom are now designing the next generation of products for major software developers, or taking the lead in other entrepreneurial ventures.

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

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our current research is focused on the areas of:

  • compilers and architectures
  • parallel computing
  • wireless networking
  • processor-automated synthesis by iterative analysis.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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. 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

  • 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

PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £11,100

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

  • School of Informatics scholarships for research students
  • Funding for UK/EU Students
  • Funding for International Students

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