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Informatics: LFCS: Theory and Foundations of Computer Science, Databases, Software and Systems Modelling PhD, MPhil, MScR

University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-AUG-21, 01-SEP-21, 13-SEP-21, 01-OCT-21, 01-NOV-21, 01-DEC-21, 10-JAN-22, 01-FEB-22, 01-MAR-22, 01-APR-22, 01-MAY-22, 01-JUN-22, 01-JUL-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science (LFCS) continues to lead the way in the development of mathematical models, algorithms, theories and tools that probe the possibilities of computation and communication.

Our students benefit from being part of one of the largest and strongest groups of theoretical computer scientists in the world.

Our research is aimed at establishing deep understanding of computation in its many forms. Using advanced mathematical principles, we create theories and software tools allowing fundamental capabilities of computation to be explored, as well as designing languages that can be used to construct safe and effective programs.

Areas of interest within LFCS include: algorithms and complexity, cryptography, databases, logic, programming languages and semantics, performance modeling, quantum computing, security and privacy, software modeling and testing, and verification.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are in high demand for postdoctoral academic roles. In addition, the skills you will graduate with can be applied to roles in industry, particularly finance, software development and consultancy.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,700per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 113 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    201 90%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    59th

    32
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.61 72%

    107th

    25

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