Programme structure

Throughout your studies you will have access to a wide range of leading-edge HPC platforms and technologies.

Both MSc programmes require the completion of 180 credits, which breaks down to 120 credits of taught courses followed by a three-month dissertation worth 60 credits.

Semester dates

The MSc programmes follow the University’s academic calendar

You will complete the taught courses over two semesters before commencing the dissertation. As a rough guide, Semester 1 runs from September until Christmas. Semester 2 runs from January until the beginning of April. The dissertation commences in June and continues until the end of August.

Part-time Studies

The MSc programmes are also available part-time, over 3 years. Part-time students select courses from the same timetable as full-time students, but have two years to complete the 120 credits of taught courses and a third year to complete the dissertation.

Flexibility is key for our part-time MSc programmes. Most part-time students take 30 credits worth of courses in each semester (instead of the 60 credits taken by full-time students), but there is some flexibility. For example, you may prefer to take more courses in semesters 1 and 2 in the first year, if this fits better with your availability.

Contact us

Mr Ben Morse
+44 (0) 131 651 3398
msc@epcc.ed.ac.uk

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