Why Study Here

Why Study Here

The 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 consists of 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, drawn from the School of Informatics and the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), have formidable track records, and include many holders of advanced research fellowships and distinguished awards.

The involvement of EPCC, one of Europe’s leading supercomputing centres, provides a globally impressive infrastructure for use in the training of our students. Students also have access to the CDT’s Compute, Data and Big Memory cluster.

We benefit from strong support from our industry partners, who provide funding, guidance and internship opportunities, and are eager to recruit our graduates.

Download our brochure for an overview of the CDT.

The School of Informatics & the University of Edinburgh

The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh enjoys the highest level profile within the international research community, and recent Research Assessment Exercises have confirmed its place as the top Informatics research centre in the UK. Moreover, 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 its 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.


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. Further funding for international students is available through a number of scholarships. Please see the Apply page for full details.

Students in the CDT PPar also benefit from an additional personal budget for conference travel and research visits.