Course registration and change

Information on course registration for Taught MSc students.

Pre-register your course choices

You have received course pre-registration forms in the summer and you have probably already made some choices.

Courses are filling up quickly, and some courses have quotas. The deadline for completing your course selection is Wednesday 7 September. After then, please contact your Student Adviser to select course choices. 

We hope that pre-registration will be helpful to speed up the process of course registration for continuing students, allowing tutorial and lab group allocation to take place in good time for the start of the new session. 

Semester 1 and 2 - course choices can be changed until the end of week 2 of the Semester.

It is your responsibility to check that you have chosen an appropriate set of courses (equalling the correct number of points and accessible via the course timetable) to meet your degree requirements . You must ask your Student Adviser to approach the School Curriculum Approval Officer,  if you require special permission to take a course which is not normally available to you.

Course Changes

Although you must select courses for both Semester 1 and Semester 2, please note that these choices are not binding at this stage, but allow us to ensure that all class, email and exam lists are as up-to-date as possible.  You may amend your course selection at any point up to the deadline which is the Friday of wk 2 of Semester 1, and there is another opportunity at the start of Semester 2 to amend your second semester courses up to the Friday of wk 2 of Semester 2.

Note that the Informatics Teaching Organisation should be informed of any late course changes so they can liaise with Examinations in an attempt to minimise examination timetable conflicts.

Course Surveys

Each year we ask students to complete course surveys to gather information on best practice and for future improvements.  Course survey results from last year are published at the following link, along with lecturer responses and actions taken.  This information can be useful when making your decision on which course to take as part of your degree programme:

Course survey results and lecturer responses


Informatics course confirmation

Semester 2


All students should have registered for a full set of courses at the start of Semester 1. You are encouraged to double-check your online student record through MyEd to confirm that your course choices are accurate and up-to-date.  If you wish to make any changes to your enrolment for Semester 2, please email your Student Adviser as soon as possible, and in any case by Wednesday 25th January 2023, 12:00pm noon.  After this date we cannot change course registration. 

Check your online student record on MyEd

It is important that all students are registered for the right number of courses, measured in SCQF credit points:

  • Students in year 3 of an Informatics degree must register for exactly 120 points of level 9/10 courses, plus any level 7/8 credits required to make up a deficit from years 1 or 2.
  • Students in year 4 or 5 of an Informatics degree (including MInf) must register for exactly 120 points.
  • Students studying on one of the Informatics MSc degree programmes must register for exactly 180 points.
  • CDT students registering for the 1st year taught component must register for exactly 180 points.
  • PhD students who wish to take an Informatics course should follow the PGR taught course registration guidelines.

PGR taught course registration guidelines