Your future

University of Edinburgh graduates are ranked 25th in the world by employers (QS World University Rankings 2022)

Graduates from our programmes enjoy career success in a wide array of sectors that shape our society, from mobile communication technology to medical systems.

Many go on to work as project managers, researchers, software developers and consultants in the commercial sector (eg Google, Amazon, AT&T, Xerox) or take up academic posts, often in Russell Group and Ivy League institutions such as MIT and Stanford.

Who employs our graduates?

A great number of our graduates work in academia. A second major destination for our graduates is the IT industry where they make vocational use of their studies.

Alumni profiles - Recent alumni explain how their careers developed after graduation.

Student experience - Current students talk about their experience at Informatics.

Previous graduates' profiles

Gerry Altmann Professor in the department of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut. Specialising in Perception, Action, Cognition: Language & Cognition.
Aude Billard Professor, Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Works on gesture/speech interfaces to robots and learning by imitation.
Jose Carmena Professor of Electrical Engineering and Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley. Works on brain-machine interfaces.
Peter Dayan Executive Director, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. Works on mathematical and computational models of neural processing, with a particular emphasis on representation and learning.
Geoffrey Hinton VP and Engineering Fellow of Google, Chief Scientific Adviser of The Vector Institute and a Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. Recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award. Known as the 'godfather of AI'. 
Robert Kowalski Professor Emeritus, Department of Computing, Imperial College London. Father of Logic Programming.

Careers advice

The University of Edinburgh offers extensive advice on careers to its student community through the Careers Service. Many companies give careers presentations specially tailored to Informatics students.

Hear from recent MSc graduates working in tech & data as well as the changing shape of roles and the new sectors seeking highly technical students: