We are designing our programmes according to a new delivery model which will allow students to study each course either online or on-campus, design their own pathway through multiple disciplinary perspectives, and extend their study through their lives. Course delivery will feature intensive 2-day blocks, with a vibrant online and on-campus community supporting students all the way.
EFI is developing a portfolio of interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes clustered around complex, global challenge areas. Courses from these programmes will pilot in 2021, with the launch of full programmes beginning in September 2022.
To give a sense of what will be on offer, the programmes under development are in the following broad areas:
- building inclusive societies
- planning education futures
- governance and data
- designing sustainable futures
- new economies
- design and material practices
- storytelling across sectors
- challenges in creative industries
- the ethics of data
An academic team from across the university is working on the design of these programmes, drawing on disciplinary perspectives from education to political science, computing science to literature and from design to mathematics.
Students will connect with EFI external partners as they conduct projects relating to live challenges, and to each other to help build wide networks for peer support. They will be able to choose whether to study full time, part time or on an intermittent basis, and we will offer access to our programmes on a lifelong learning basis for students who want their learning to change as their lives and careers develop.
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Existing Postgraduate programmes
Currently EFI offers one postgraduate taught programme – the MSc in Finance, Technology and Policy which is delivered through the University of Edinburgh Business School. A second programme, the MSc Leading Major Programmes, will launch in 2021 from the School of Engineering. Both degrees are taught by leading academics in a range of disciplines. Find out more about each below.
Financial organisations, from large established companies to start-ups, prize the ability to develop complex and appropriate technical solutions. Our MSc is developed to equip you with the skills you need to meet existing industry challenges as well as be prepared for future ones.
The demand for leaders able to navigate this complexity is extremely high within government and private sector clients, project managers, designers, contractors, delivery teams, project auditors, etc. Our part-time MSc, with a multidisciplinary mix of courses prepared through collaborations with industry, will equip you with the skills required to organise for success, to manage for success and to develop the personal and collective qualities required to lead successful major programmes.
These scholarships offer support to applicants who may face barriers in accessing postgraduate study and are awarded based on financial and socioeconomic circumstances, future and personal career goals and academic merit. Applications have now closed for these scholarships for the 2020/21 academic year. Applications for entry and funding for 2021/22 will open in October 2020.
For further information about funding for study at the University of Edinburgh, please visit our Scholarships and Student Funding Service.