Data Science, Technology and Innovation


This flexible part-time online learning programme is delivered using a combination of online tutorials, multimedia interactive learning materials, peer-to-peer discussion and independent study.

A professional team of experts will support your progress through the modules. Postgraduate programmes are available at masters, diploma, and certificate level.  Courses can also be taken as a single course via postgraduate professional development. 


Educational aims

This programme aims to educate a new generation of interdisciplinary data scientists, technologists and innovators.

Programme structure

This part-time modular postgraduate programme is taught and assessed fully online. There are specific requirements of the masters, diploma, and certificate programmes.


Courses are assessed by a diverse range of methods that often take the form of formative work, which provides students with on-going feedback and summative assessment which is submitted for credit.

Fees information

Our online learning postgraduate programme has standard postgraduate University of Edinburgh Tuition Fees.

Student support

While you study with us, you will be well-supported by the programme team with a wide variety of additional one-to-one support as well as study events and resources from across the University.

Videos and student testimonials

Find out more about the programme from our first Programme Director, Course Organiser and current students through short introductory videos and student testimonials.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to some frequently asked questions about our Data Science, Technology and Innovation programme.

Additional Resources

In addition to the courses already offered on the DSTI programme the University also offers a range of related MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)