Demand is growing for high value data specialists across the sciences, medicine, arts and humanities. The aim of this unique, modular, online distance learning programme is to enhance existing career paths with an additional dimension in data science.
Students in the Data Science, Technology and Innovation (Online Learning) programme offered by The University of Edinburgh will develop a strong knowledge foundation of specific disciplines as well as direction in technology, concentrating on the practical application of data research in the real world.
Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Our online students not only have access to the University of Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
The modular course structure offers broad engagement at different career stages. Individual courses provide an understanding of modern data-intensive approaches while the programme provides the knowledge base to develop a career that majors in data science in an applied domain.
This programme is intended for professionals wishing to develop an awareness of applications and implications of data intensive systems. Our aim is to enhance existing career paths with an additional dimension in data science, through new technological skills and/or better ability to engage with data in target domains of application.
You can study to the following levels:
- MSc with Medical Informatics specialism
- Postgraduate Diploma
- Postgraduate Certificate
- Postgraduate Professional Development
These credits will be recognised in their own right for postgraduate level credits or may be put towards gaining a higher award such as a PgCert.
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.
DisciplinesInformatics & Information Technology Computer Sciences Data Science & Big Data View 35 other Masters in Informatics & Information Technology in United Kingdom
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- Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
- Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
- Home contents and baggage
- Legal aid
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- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, or a medical degree (MBChB or equivalent), with evidence of quantitative and programming skills.
- Relevant work experience may be considered.
International2866 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17200 GBP for the full programme during 72 months.
National2866 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17200 GBP for the full programme during 72 months.
- PgDip: 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915
- PgCert: 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.