Data Science (Executive)

Edinburgh Napier University


Off campus


Data science is a major growth area within both the commercial and public sectors and there is a shortage of professionals that have the required range of data science knowledge and skills. This work-based learning MSc Data Science programme addresses this shortage.

The programme is aimed at those working in a data-related role within their organisation, whether in a technical, software or business context and want to enhance their skills and understanding of contemporary data analysis tools and techniques.

Edinburgh Napier University has excellent research and knowledge transfer links with many local, national and international organisations in data science related areas.

You will study:
Advanced Professional Practice; Data Analytics; Data Wrangling; Data-Driven Decision Making; Masters Dissertation.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree in an appropriate field, for example, software development, computing, or business analytics.

Applicants will be expected to be working in a role related to data analytics, whether in a technical or business context and will be required to provide a letter of support from their employer.

Start Date

January, May


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

20 months



SCQF Level