M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
35900 GBP/year
16200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Computer Science programme offered by The University of Edinburgh provides a solid foundation in theoretical understanding and a wide variety of practical techniques applicable in many career settings.


Edinburgh's expertise in core computer science is recognised internationally, and spans the range from computer architecture through theoretical computer science.

This Computer Science programme offered by The University of Edinburgh offers you the opportunity to obtain specialist knowledge in the design, analysis, implementation, and use of computer systems ranging from the components of a single processor to computer networks as vast as the Internet.

You can also pursue a more theoretical direction by choosing courses in areas such as:

  • algorithms
  • programming languages
  • cryptography
  • quantum informatics.

Career opportunities:

Through this programme you will develop specialist, advanced skills in the development, construction and management of advanced computer systems. You will gain practical experience and a thorough theoretical understanding of the field making you attractive to a wide range of employers or preparing you for further academic study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Databases Systems
  • Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers
  • Computational Complexity
  • Computer Networking
  • Distributed Systems
  • Internet of Things: Systems, Security, and the Cloud 
  • Parallel Programming Languages and Systems
  • Secure Programming

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


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 informatics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics or another quantitative discipline.
  • Entry to this programme is competitive. A typical offer will normally require a UK first class honours degree.
  • Competence in programming is essential. During your degree you must have completed a programming course in at least one of the following: C/C++, Java, Python, R, Matlab, Haskell, ML.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees 2 years / year

  • Home: £8,100
    • International/EU: £17,950

Part-time fees 3 years / year

  • Home: £5,400
    • International/EU: £11,970

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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.

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