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The Data Lab

We have free places on selected Master's courses funded by The Data Lab, which aims to develop the data science talent and skills required by industry in Scotland.

Awarding Body
The Data Lab
MSc Full Time Fees
Quantity of Awards
MSc Data Science - 10 places
MSc Information Technology with Business Intelligence - 4 places
MSc Business Analytics - 8 places


The Data Lab has secured funding from the Scottish Funding Council to support a number of scholarships to cover the costs of the MSc course fee, training and event participation. This funding is available for programmes within the School of Creative and Cultural Business and the School of Computing.

School of Creative and Cultural Business

Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis to suitable candidates who have applied for the MSc Business Analytics course. Further conditions with regard to the offer and acceptance of funding will be detailed in your funding letter.

School of Computing

Eligible applicants who have received an offer to undertake either the MSc Data Science or MSc Information Technology with Business Intelligence course will be invited to apply for the funding. The invitation letter will be sent at the same time as the offer letter and will include a link to the funding application form.


Eligible Countries of Residence

  • Scotland

A limited number of full scholarships are available for students who meet the SFC ‘home’ fee eligibility criteria for Scottish domiciled students.

Generally to qualify you must have been an 'ordinary resident' in Scotland, but not in full time education during this period, for 3 years prior to the start of your course.

EU students with settled or pre-settled status may be eligible.

Contact our admissions department for details:

Eligible Courses

Course Level

  • Postgraduate

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Full Time

Subject Area

  • Business & Management
  • Computing

School of Creative & Cultural Business

School of Computing

Other Requirements

Students who have the right to live and work in the UK and whose ordinary place of residence has been in Scotland for at least three years (not in full-time education), may be eligible for The Data Lab MSc scholarships.

EU citizens who have not received pre-settlement status or those with settled status who do not meet the residence requirement, are no longer eligible to apply/invited to apply.

How to Apply

School of Creative and Cultural Business

As places are allocated on a first come first served basis, there is not a deadline date. However, we will operate a waiting list and if the offered scholarship places are declined by other students, then we will refer to the waiting list to make alternative offers. Therefore, we would recommended that the earlier you apply the more likely you are to be considered and the higher on the waiting list you may be.

School of Computing

Scholarship applications received by 15 June 2021 will be reviewed by the assessment panel in June 2021, and the applicant will be informed via email of the outcome. Applications received after 15 June 2021 will be reviewed in August 2021. We may operate a waiting list for late applicants.

For further information, how to apply or if you have any questions, contact:

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