Enhance your career in data science with flexible online study.
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.
Access to large amounts of computational data and to the technologies we need to understand it, are opening up new ways of approaching research, innovation and education. A turn toward data as a basis for new kinds of research is under way across all areas of academia and industry.
This online distance learning programme in Data Science, Technology and Innovation is intended to allow different points of entry into the world of data science across the sciences, medicine, arts and humanities. Drawing on cutting-edge educational content from a broad range of contributing disciplines, this programme provides a deeper knowledge through domain experience as well as through instruction in technology, concentrating on active uses of data research.
With links across the University of Edinburgh including research centres, institutes, and innovation centres through the Edinburgh Data Science initiative, students have access to a high profile, innovative data environment with credibility for large-scale external investment in this emerging cross-disciplinary theme.
Prospective students will be offered a free choice of modular courses within a simple structure that clearly identifies the prerequisite skills and consequent learning outcomes (that, if obtained, lead with clarity to corresponding qualifications). Our modular online framework means that working professionals can pursue professional development in a variety of forms while continuing to fulfil professional commitments.