Informatics is the study of information, computation and communication in artificial systems such as computers, and in natural systems such as brains, genes and living cells. We offer an integrated programme taking you to a masters level qualification over five years. The first three years of the MInf are similar to our BSc and BEng programmes, providing a firm foundation for advanced study in Informatics. A diverse range of topics is covered including computer science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology and biology. The final two years of study include a personal project. The final year offers access to a wide range of masters-level courses given by leaders in their chosen fields. Studying at the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics will provide you with a good foundation in computer science and will offer a new perspective on ways that computational thinking can be applied to different settings. You will develop a solid scientific understanding, and the practical skills required to analyse, design, implement and maintain computer-based systems in any setting. We are consistently highly ranked for research and teaching in Computer Science and Informatics, coming 20th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. Informatics students come from diverse backgrounds and enjoy a strong community that will support you in your studies and extra-curricular activities. With a range of more than 60 specialist courses, we will work with you to choose a programme of study that fits your needs and interests.