Data Science for Health and Social Care

University of Edinburgh


Off Campus


Data is revolutionising the way health and social care is delivered.

The demand for health and social care professionals with data science skills is unprecedented.

This flexible online programme is aimed at:
people working in health or social care or computational roles who are interested in starting a career in data science; graduates who are seeking to develop data science skills that can be applied in health, social and care services.

By studying the degree you will:
gain knowledge of the fundamentals of data science; develop expertise in accessing, interpreting and integrating data-intensive research into practice; build the knowledge and skills to engage effectively with data-driven approaches to health and social care; learn a range of skills, tools and understanding to use the transformational power of data to improve health and wellbeing and the management of care systems locally and globally.

You can exit at the end of 1 year with PgCert Data Science for Health and Social Care.

You can exit at the end of 2 years with PgDip or PgProfDev Data Science for Health and Social Care.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a health-related degree or in a relevant subject appropriate to the programme of study such as life sciences, social sciences, mathematics, statistics, engineering, computer science or other related discipline.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

1 year


College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine



SCQF Level