Why study with us?

Learn from experts at the forefront of Supercomputing, access world-class High Performance Computing facilities and enjoy one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

A postgraduate qualification from EPCC at the University of Edinburgh will equip you with more than just specialist academic skills. It will help you stand out in the employment market with in-demand qualities that employers are seeking.

Learn from the experts

The teaching staff at EPCC have a wealth of experience and expertise at the forefront of Computer Science, High Performance Computing (HPC), Parallel Programming and analysis of Big Data. You will be taught by EPCC's supercomputing experts and supported by a personal tutor who will provide academic guidance throughout your degree.

Access word-class facilities

When you study at EPCC, you will have access to some of the country’s leading-edge platforms and technologies such as ARCHER2, the UK's national supercomputer. 

Find out more about EPCC’s HPC facilities and services

Get real-world experience

Thanks to our strong links with industry, we offer dissertations in collaboration with industry partners and external organisations. This allows you to gain valuable industrial experience in a commercial environment to boost your graduate employment prospects.

Enjoy student life

Located in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, the University of Edinburgh is ranked as one of the world’s top 20 universities. When you choose an MSc with EPCC you benefit from the University’s leading facilities and support services, catering to your academic and personal needs.

Find out more about postgraduate student life at the University of Edinburgh

An unbeatable student experience

We asked previous graduates what they enjoyed most about studying for an MSc with EPCC. Here’s what they told us.

“The year I spent pursuing my MSc degree at EPCC was an enriching chapter in my life. The curriculum is designed to combine theory and practice. After attending the interesting lectures, the challenge of implementing the programs by myself stimulated my creativity, and I really enjoyed this learning experience.”

Hanhui Chen MSc in HPC student, 2022-23

“Studying at EPCC came with significant benefits. I gained access to the UK Tier-1 and Tier-2 supercomputers ARCHER2 and Cirrus. Learning from renowned researchers in HPC, the dedicated study area for MSc students at EPCC, and being part of a global community were enriching experiences.”

Jaffery Irudayasamy MSc in HPC with Data Science graduate 2023, now an EPCC employee

“I was attracted to the course as it allowed me to continue working full time. It provided relevant, detailed content that is well executed, with staff constantly willing to receive feedback on how best to deliver a programme online to part-time students.”

Harry McHugh MSc in HPC with Data Science student, 2020-23

About EPCC

EPCC, the University of Edinburgh's supercomputing centre, is the UK's leading centre of Supercomputing expertise.

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