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Advanced Design Informatics

The University of Edinburgh

21 months
Duration
26300 GBP/year
13400 GBP/year
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About

The Advanced Design Informatics programme offered by The University of Edinburgh combines Data Science with Design Thinking in a context of critical enquiry and speculation. We build a value-aware, reflective practice at the interface between data and society by combining theory and research with an open-ended process of making and hacking.

Overview

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:

  • society
  • health
  • architecture
  • fashion
  • bio-design
  • craft
  • finance
  • tourism

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Informatics: Histories and Futures
  • Data Science for Design
  • Case Studies in Design Informatics 
  • Design with Data
  • Design Informatics Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

180 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, 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26300 GBP per year during 21 months.
  • National

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 GBP per year during 21 months.

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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