Edinburgh Summer School 2024

Pre-university: Using Data in the Sciences

Are you thinking about studying a science subject at university?

This unique pre-university course is specifically designed for high school students who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). During an intensive 2-week programme, you will have the opportunity to explore different types of data used in STEM research.

In this course you will develop key skills for undergraduate study in hypothesis testing. You will be introduced to basic statistical analytical methods, so you can ask and answer your own scientific questions using data. You will get the chance to use a variety of computational tools in this practical-based course.


Key information


Subject Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Course teacher Andrea Moore
Credit bearing No

Students must be in their penultimate or final year of high school and aged 16-18 years.

Students should not have any previous undergraduate learning experience and should have strong interest in science. This does not need to include knowledge of probability or statistics. No knowledge of computer programming is required. Students should have completed mathematics up to SCQF level 5 GCSE/SQA National 5/IB MYP or secondary school certificate/diploma, or equivalent. If you are unsure, then please contact col.admissions@ed.ac.uk.

Language requirements Applicants should meet the minimum English language requirements in order to fully benefit from, and engage with, Summer School courses. Your English language ability must be equivalent to, or above, 6.5 IELTS overall with 5.5 in each component.
Device requirements Course materials will be delivered via the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment. To access these materials, you will require a suitable device, such as a laptop or tablet. 
Teaching location Holyrood Campus 
Dates 01 July-12 July 2024
Length 2 weeks
Contact hours 30
Course fee £3995
Application deadline 20 May 2024 (17:00 - BST)





Pre-university: Using Data in the Sciences

Subject area: STEM