MSc programmes update

Author: Ben Morse
Posted: 10 May 2019 | 13:19

EPCC offers two MSc degree programmes: The MSc in High Performance Computing and the MSc in High Performance Computing with Data Science. Both programmes offer flexibility with a rich choice of units and excellent job prospects on graduation.

2018/19 has seen the MSc in High Performance Computing/High Performance Computing with Data Science’s largest ever entry, with 36 students beginning the programmes last September, and it has been an extremely busy year for students and staff alike.

New surroundings

Now that both staff and students have had the chance to acclimatise to the surroundings of the Bayes Centre, it is safe to say the MSc team is very pleased. EPCC’s students have almost unrivalled access to our EPCC colleagues and there is a strong cohort spirit present within the year group making use of the study space in the Bayes Centre.

Industrial links

More than half of this year’s students are set, subject to progression, to undertake their master’s dissertation projects through experiential learning.

This year’s collaborations include a range of industrial and academic partners: from local businesses to national firms, UK centres of excellence, and multinationals. That so many students have been able, after an extremely competitive selection process, to take advantage of EPCC’s traditionally strong links with industry further shows the strengths of the programme’s standing with collaborators. We hope to bring you further information on some of these projects in the next issue of EPCC News.

“Coming back to Edinburgh is to me like coming home.” Charles Dickens, speaking in Edinburgh in 1858.

EPCC has welcomed back Spyro Nita, one of last year’s MSc students. He joins two other members of his cohort who have instantly returned to Edinburgh to undertake PhD study in the Schools of Physics & Astronomy and Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. This brings the total number of MSc alumni currently active within the University to 17, including eight current PhD students across the Schools of Informatics, Physics & Astronomy, and Mathematics and eight current EPCC members of staff. This does not include the others who have also remained in various companies around the city.

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Author

Ben Morse, EPCC

Image shows EPCC's study area in the Bayes. By Mark Reynolds.