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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Design informatics combines data science with design thinking in a context of critical enquiry and speculation.

We build a value-aware, reflective practice at the interface between data and society by combining theory and research with an open-ended process of making and hacking.

What will I study?

Human activity is being constantly shaped by the flow of data and the intelligences that process it, moving towards an algorithmically mediated society.

Design informatics asks how we can create products and services within this world, that learn and evolve, that are?contextualised?and humane.

It asks questions about what we should create, speculating about the different futures we might be building and the values behind them.

The central premise is that data is a medium for design: by shaping data, we shape the world around us. Data science provides the groundwork for this, with design thinking underpinning reflective research through design.

Career opportunities

This?programme?will put you at the cutting edge of the intersection between: data science; design; information technology.

Tuition fees

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£ 34,200per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    173 79%

    8th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    53rd

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    77th

    6

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