Why Study Here

CDT in Pervasive Parallelism provides the perfect environment for academic and professional development.

Informatics Forum

Centre for Doctoral Training

The CDT in Pervasive Parallelism is the first centre in the UK to teach and research parallelism in such breadth and depth. Our supervisory team comprises experts from across the full spectrum of research areas related to parallel computing, including: architecture, networks and compilation; programming languages and software; modelling, proof and concurrency theory; applications and HPC. Our supervisors have stellar track records, and many of them hold advanced research fellowships and distinguished awards.

The CDT has close ties with the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, one of Europe’s leading supercomputing centres. Our students have access to its globally impressive infrastructure, as well as to the CDT's Compute, Data and Big Memory cluster, to benefit their research and training.

We enjoy strong support from our various industry partners who provide funding, guidance and internship opportunities to our students, and are always keen to recruit our graduates.

School of Informatics & the University of Edinburgh

Athena Swan silver award

The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh enjoys the highest level profile within the international research community, and recent REF assessment has confirmed its place as the top Informatics research centre in the UK. With over 450 academic and research staff and over 850 students, the School of Informatics is the largest in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. The School holds a Silver Athena SWAN award, in recognition of its commitment to advancing the representation of women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.

The University of Edinburgh is a world-changing, world-leading university which is globally recognised for its research, development and innovation, as well as the quality of teaching and student experience.

The City of Edinburgh

Edinburgh has regularly been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the world. The city offers an exciting array of entertainment, history, culture and sport, with the lush Scottish countryside and coastline just a few miles away. More information about the city:

Funding support

Full and partial funding is available from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the School of Informatics and a number of our industry partners. Additional funding for international students is available through several University-wide scholarship schemes.

CDT Students also benefit from an additional personal budget for conference travel, research visits and equipment.

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