Scholarships & funding opportunities

Data Lab Scholarship for MSc Urban Policy & Analysis and MSc Data Science for Politics & Policymaking

5 full tuition scholarships are available for MSc Data Science for Politics & Policymaking and 3 full tuition scholarships are available for MSc Urban Policy & Analysis for the 2021/22 academic year. These scholarships are available to new Scottish/EU students joining these courses. These scholarships have been made possible with funding from the Data Lab, Scottish Funding Council and the European Social Fund.

Applicants will be considered for this scholarship using the information provided on the application form and will be awarded on a competitive basis using the statement of motivation. Please be sure to reference the 'Data Lab Scholarship' in your application. 

The deadline for applications is July 14th 2021.
 

  • Number of scholarships 8
  • Value Tuition fees
  • Opens 28 February 2021
  • Deadline 14 July 2021
  • Help with Tuition fees
  • Duration 1 year

Eligibility

In order to be considered for a Data Lab Scholarship, candidates must:

  • 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) holding an offer of admission for the MSc Urban Policy & Analysis or MSc Data Science for Politics & Policymaking in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for 2021/22 academic year
  • EU citizens who have not received pre-settlement status are no longer eligible to apply
  • Hold, or be on track, to receive a minimum of a second-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).
  • Reference the 'Data Lab Scholarship' within the personal statement section of the application form.

Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants must meet all of the above eligibility criteria to be considered for a Data Lab scholarship.
  • Applicants who have been awarded a scholarship will be notified within four weeks of the closing date of 14th July 2021.
  • The awards are available for full time, on campus study only.
  • To receive their scholarship, awardees must enrol in the 2021/2022 academic year and continue to meet all of the above eligibility criteria.
  • Successful candidates will be selected on their statement of motivation on the application form.
  • Successful recipients are expected to engage with a programme of events with Data Lab and complete an online MOOC in Data Ethics, AI and Responsible Innovation as part of their studies. More information can be found on Data Lab website.
  • The deadline for consideration is 14 July 2021.
  • The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences decision on the awarding of the scholarships is final. Appeals will not be considered.

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Further Information

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Please note

Please be advised that this scholarship is administered by Data Lab. If you're successful in your application then some information will be shared with Data Lab. This is a condition of scholarship. Your contact details i.e. name and University email address will be provided by the University to Data Lab, for the purposes of administering the MSc course. The ESF Participant Form which you must complete advises that your data will be used by the University for ‘reporting and monitoring purposes and shared with relevant agencies.’ The ‘relevant agencies’ in this instance are Data Lab and the Scottish Funding Council.

Funding is provided by The Scottish Funding Council and the European Social Fund/DWS via The Data Lab.

https://www.thedatalab.com/skills-talent/the-data-lab-msc/

How to apply

Please note, you can only apply for this scholarship if you are a student who has 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) and currently hold an offer of admission for the MSc Urban Policy & Analysis or MSc Data Science for Politics & Policymaking in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for the 2021/22 academic year.

Applications should be made on the Strathclyde website via the relevant course page. As part of your personal statement you will be asked to include a 300 word statement to support your scholarship application.

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