MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care

Fees and funding

Information on course fees, payment options, scholarships and other financial support.

Fee examples and how to pay them

Award Study mode Estimated fees for September 2024 entry
Masters Part time, 3 years £19,100 (£6,370 per year)
Postgraduate Diploma  Part time, 2 years £12,735 (£6,370 per year)
Postgraduate Certificate  Part time, 1 year £6,370
Postgraduate Professional Development


  • Intermittent
  • Paid in credit-blocks
  • 10-credit block = £1,065
  • 20-credit block = £2,125

Tuition fees are set centrally by the University of Edinburgh and in the majority of cases they increase every year.

For students whose studies commenced in 2022-23 or earlier, tuition fees will increase each year. You should take this annual tuition fee increase into consideration when you estimate your fees for a degree.

From 2023-24 tuition fees for new entrants will be fixed for the duration of their programme. If you joined us from August 2023 onwards and you are studying for a degree or qualification that will take more than one year to complete, the fee charged will be fixed at the level charged on the year of entry. 

Link to complete information about fees and intermittent options

How to pay fees

The Fees Department will contact you through your MyEd account when you are due to pay your fees.

Link to find out more about paying your fees

All communications on how to pay your fees should be with the Finance Helpline.

Link to contact the Finance Helpline

Scholarships and bursaries

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships (CSC)

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are available for candidates from certain Commonwealth countries who would like to undertake part-time, distance learning on postgraduate programmes offered at Universities in the UK. CSC Scholarships are open for 2024 applications and will close at 17:00 GMT on Thursday 28th March 2024. You can find full details on the 2024 CSC Scholarships by visiting this page.


You may also be able to consider one of the alternative options below:

Link to Graduate Discount Scheme 

The University of Edinburgh offers a 10% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh

Link to funding for prospective postgraduates

Link to online learning scholarships