The central premise of the Advanced Design Informatics programme offered by The University of Edinburgh is that data is a medium for design: by shaping data, we shape the world around us. Data science provides the groundwork for this, with design thinking underpinning reflective research through design.
What will I learn?
You will use the above concepts in working with:
- the internet of things and physical computing
- machine learning
- speech and language technology
- usable privacy and security
- data ethics
- blockchain technologies
You will connect technology with:
You will also look at a host of other real world contexts, through case studies, individual, and collaborative projects.
You will understand user experience in the wider socio-cultural context, through an agile programme of hacking, making and materialising new products and services.
This degree will put you at the cutting edge of the intersection between data science, design, and information technology. This will open a host of opportunities to work with companies, charities, and the public sector. We encourage entrepreneurship.
For those who wish to deepen their research practice, the programme provides a solid foundation for a PhD in related areas.
- Design Informatics: Histories and Futures
- Data Science for Design
- Case Studies in Design Informatics
- Design with Data
- Design Informatics Project
- 21 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesInformatics & Information Sciences Web Technologies & Cloud Computing Machine Learning View 234 other Masters in Informatics & Information Sciences in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in computer science, informatics, artificial intelligence, physics, engineering, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, or neuroscience.
- Your application should show evidence of solid computer programming skills in a programming language; HTML and web design do not count, but relevant mathematical and statistical scripting languages such as R and Matlab do. This evidence can be either a certificate in a relevant MOOC, or a course in programming that you have successfully passed. If your degree involves a final project, your mark in that project should be a B or higher.
- Your personal statement should discuss why you are interested in the programme, as outlined above and on the Centre for Design Informatics web site, your background or interest in design, art, and information visualisation, and your relevant programming skills.
International26300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26300 GBP per year during 21 months.
National13400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13400 GBP per year during 21 months.
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.