School of Informatics

Online learning

Online learning is a way of studying for an internationally recognised University of Edinburgh postgraduate qualification without needing to visit the campus.

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The following Informatics related online courses are available:


MSc, PgCert, PgProfDev in Data Science, Technology & Innovation

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.

Course information and application

Data Science, Technology & Innovation website



Enrol in one of our free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are short, online programmes that are open to everyone.

A MOOC is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants.

MOOCs at Informatics page

Informatics MOOCS currently running:


Online learning at the University of Edinburgh

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