Taught MSc Handbook 2021/22

The MSc Handbook for the 2021/22 academic year.

Welcome week induction, course information, assessment, support and contacts.

Welcome to the Taught MSc student handbook.

In addition to the information below, you are expected to be familiar with the University's regulations, in particular:

Support for students whose first language is not English is here: free English language support available to you.

Welcome to Edinburgh

Welcome week information for MSc taught students.

Meet your programme welcome events

Essential induction events


Information on examination & progression to dissertation.

Project Topics

A list of students' project topics and supervisors

Degree programmes and courses

Course requirements and advice on selecting optional courses, by degree programme.

Course registration and change

Information on course registration for Taught MSc students.

Course times and structure

When and where your lectures will be, credit values, and what to expect from courses

Design Informatics

Welcome week information for Design Informatics students.


A list of useful resources for MSc students.

Supporting your studies

Student reps, SSLC meetings, feedback, facilities and Tier 4 information.

Taught MSc contacts

Contact information for Taught MSc students.