MSc in Data Science

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24-33 months


26 August 2019




Monthly Fee: $510**
Full Fee: $8,960*
(+VAT, if applicable)
(*Exclusive Stafford Grant)

The online MSc Data Science certification programme is suitable for those currently employed in a data-related role in a company, it could be a technical, software or business context position for which you would like to enhance your skills.

The acquisition of knowledge and skills on the programme will enable students to drive improvements within their organisations. The programme also enables students to focus on areas of specialisation within their professional field and to broaden their knowledge and skills to enhance their career development.

The work-based learning component is the Advanced Professional Practice module, which runs over three trimesters (12 months) and requires a commitment from your employer that you will spend around 10 – 15 hours of your work time per week on projects related to Data Science that will provide learning opportunities and evidence for meeting the academic outcomes of this module.

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Edinburgh Napier University has excellent research and knowledge transfer links with many local, national and international organisations in data science related areas.

Study Online, Graduate in UK - No travel required. Complete your module assessments online and have to completed by specified submission dates.

The university’s online portal allows students to engage and communicate with the academic staff and the dedicated global online support team, as well as network with fellow students from across the world.

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The entry requirements for this course is normally a Bachelor’s degree at 2:2 or above in an appropriate field, for example, software development, business or computing analytics. The University may also consider qualifications that demonstrate acquired knowledge at SCQF level 10.

Applicants would normally be in a job role related to data science and would have some experience in associated technologies such as databases, software development and related fields.

If English is not your first language, you will need to undertake an approved English language test. You can discuss the available options with your personal academic consultant.

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Career Path

Successful completion of this course will indicate your aspirations as a leading Data Scientist and your dedication to your management, enhancing your chances of promotion.


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** Please contact your consultant for the updated instalment plan