Data Science, Technology and Innovation

University of Edinburgh


Off Campus


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.

The programme is designed to fully equip tomorrow’s 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 exit at the end of 2 years with PgCert or PgProfDev Data Science, Technology and Innovation.

You can exit at the end of 4 years with PgDip Data Science, Technology and Innovation.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, or a medical degree (MBChB or equivalent), with evidence of quantitative and programming skills. Higher Maths required. Some experience of computer programming (e.g. C, Fortran, Java, Python, R) and maths study at undergraduate level is preferred.

Start Date



Postgraduate Certificate



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

6 years


College of Science and Engineering



SCQF Level



Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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