The following application guidelines apply to the Business School's part-time MSc in Data and Decision Analytics and include information on required documents, application deadlines, and how to apply online.

Next entry date
11 September 2023

Your application checklist

1. Check entry requirements

Before applying for a programme, please consider whether you meet the minimum academic and professional requirements.

See entry requirements
2. Application Deadline

The application deadline for this programme is 31 August 2024. Please ensure you apply before this date.

3. Review the application process

Prepare your personal statement, transcript, and references as you will be asked for these during the online application.

Application process and required documents
4. Submit your application

Applications are only accepted via our online application portal. By applying online below, you will be redirected to the relevant page on the University site where you can begin the process.

Important points to remember

You should apply via the University online system as soon as possible because the application process will be closed once the programme is full. Applications which are received after our final selection deadline will be considered at our discretion, if there are still places available.

  • When completing your online application, you can save your progress and continue at a later date.
  • You will receive a Universal Username (UUN) at the end of the application process, which should be used in any further correspondence with us.
  • You will not be able to apply for the same programme twice in the same year.
  • Once the programme is full we will indicate this on our website.
  • Applications received after 11 September may be considered if there are still places available.
  • Demand for places on all programmes is extremely high and places are allocated to suitably qualified persons on a first-come first-served basis.

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For more information on our Admissions Policy and Terms and Conditions, please see University of Edinburgh Admissions Terms and Conditions.


Next steps

Pay deposit and accept offer

Once you receive your offer, you will need to pay a deposit of £1,500 to secure your place on the programme. This is the case for both conditional and unconditional offers. Applicants must pay their deposit within 28 days of the offer to confirm their place.

For guidance on paying your deposit, please see the deposit payment and deposit policy guidelines.

Pay deposit

To answer all your post-application questions, please see our frequently asked questions.