Data Science, Technology and Innovation, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    2300 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    2300 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #27 (WUR) Online
The Data Science, Technology and Innovation programme offered by The University of Edinburgh is designed to fully equip tomorrows data professionals, offering different entry points into the world of data science across the sciences, medicine, arts and humanities.

About

The Data Science, Technology and Innovation programme offered by The University of Edinburgh  is designed to fully equip tomorrows data professionals, offering different entry points into the world of data science across the sciences, medicine, arts and humanities.

Students 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.

You can study to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Professional Development level.

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.

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 Edinburghs excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Vision
  • Social Shaping of Digital Research
  • Practical Introduction to Data Science
  • Practical Introduction to High Performance Computing
  • Engaging with Digital Research
  • The Use and Evolution of Digital Data Analysis and Collection Tools
  • Introduction to Vision and Robotics
  • Managing Digital Influence
  • Technologies of Civic Participation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      6 Years (Part-time Intermittent Study)

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, or a medical degree (MBChB or equivalent).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 72 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 72 months.
10 credits 770; 20 credits 1,535; 60 credits 4,600Fees are approximate. Please refer to the university fees website.

Funding

The University offers several scholarships specifically for online, part-time postgraduate programmes.

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.