University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Data Science

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.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours in the UK). Applicants who fall below these entry requirements, but have relevant work experience, may be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the programme director. If English is not your 1st language, you must have IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Practical introduction to data science; practical introduction to high performance computing; engaging with digital research; managing digital influence; social shaping of digital research; technologies of civic participation; understanding data visualisation; the use and evolution of digital data, analysis and collection tools; introduction to vision and robotics; advanced vision.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 12 months
Professional Development Diploma Distance learning September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Telephone number: 
0131 651 7865