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. 

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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.

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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.

“I decided to apply to the MSc in HPC for two reasons. First, I knew that continuing my education in the UK would bring me closer to many engineering opportunities. Second, the fact that it’s taught by EPCC staff gave me the confidence to decide this was the best opportunity for me.
Today, two years after graduating, I’m grateful I made that choice. Everything I learned and all the great people I met still have an impact on my day to day work.”

Iñaki Abadia Osta, MSc student 2017/2018 Now working as an engineer at Arm, Performance Modelling, CPU Group, Cambridge, UK

“I dare not imagine I could be admitted into my current PhD programme without the knowledge and experiences from comprehensive HPC lectures, hands-on lab sessions, and the dissertation project provided by EPCC.
With one of the most experienced teaching and research staff, combined with its cutting-edge supercomputers, EPCC enabled me to establish the fundamentals of HPC and data science and to build a solid base for my further academic pursuit.
EPCC can always surround you with enthusiasm, wisdom and support to bring your career to the next level.”

Liang Liang, MSc student 2019/2020 Now a PhD student at Imperial College London, focusing on Spatial Data Processing on HPC

“The MSc in high performance computing course had a really good practical focus which allowed me to develop my HPC programming skills and get hands-on experience working on applications.
I am now an HPC applications consultant at EPCC. I am currently working on scientific software development and performance benchmarking, using the skills I learnt during the MSc on a daily basis.”

Holly Judge Former MSc student (2018/2019) and EPCC Applications Developer

About EPCC

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

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