Data Science Education Centre of Excellence

Upskilling, Short Courses & MOOCs

Data Courses for Professional Development - the University has a number of online short courses in data science, data management, and analytics designed to enhance your knowledge and boost your career.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

The University of Edinburgh has an expanding selection of free online courses in data science, data management and analytics. 

Free Online Courses - MOOCs  


Data Upskilling Short Courses

A portfolio of short, standalone courses to enable employees to upskill or working professionals to reskill through online or blended learning in the area of digital data. Options are available to study non-credit-bearing or credit-bearing courses with the opportunity to apply to use successful credits towards a relevant certificate, diploma or MSc programme.

Data Upskilling Short Courses


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Data Skills Training for UoE Staff 

A six month blended programme for staff to develop data skills. 

The programme is based around freely-available online self-study resources that have been watched, verified and collated into a step-through programme in Learn. They are supplemented by four optional workshops to help embed learning, ensure you make the most of the resources and encourage interaction and discussion. There is also an opportunity to undertake a project to access a dataset, cleanse and analyse it, and then present your data story in the final workshop as part of a group.  Find out more: 

Developing Your Data Skills