How to apply

Applying online

Although our courses can be done as a standalone courses for interest or professional development, they are still part of the Data Science, Technology and Innovation programme. This means that even if you want to do only one course you need to apply for the whole programme. This gives you an option of collecting credits and obtaining a postgraduate certificate if you decide to do so (now or in the future).

To apply please go to the programme page and choose 'PG Professional Development in Data Science, Technology and Innovation (Online Distance Learning) (ICL) (Part-time Intermittent Study)' on the right side bar (the second apply option). Our courses start only in January so make sure to pick 11 January as a starting date. It will take you to the EUCLID page where you will start your application.

Please indicate which course you are applying for in the personal statement section of the application.    

Your online account 

When you apply, you will create an online account with the University’s system EUCLID, the online system used for all postgraduate applications. You can use the online account to save your application, to continue at any time and also to track your application status.

If you encounter any problems with EUCLID, see EUCLID student support(link is external) or email us.

When to apply 

The application deadline is mid December 2016. We strongly recommend you submit your completed application as early as possible. Late applications may be considered if there are places available.

Supporting documents

In order to be considered for any online course, you are required to send the completed application form, two references, copies of degree transcripts, degree certificate and English Language qualification. In some cases not all of these documents are required but you should supply as many supporting documents as possible. 

More advice on applying 

Further information on applying, including advice on translations, references and other useful guidance, see Postgraduate Study - Applying(link is external).


Contact Us

Programme Administrator
Cat Andrade
Tel: +44 (0) 131 650 4846

Course Secretary
Ben Morse
Tel: +44 (0) 131 651 3398

Online learning at the University of Edinburgh

More information on online learning opportunities at The University of Edinburgh is available at the University's online learning website