MSc Health Data Science / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- MSc 3yPT/1yFT Dip 2yPT/1yFT Cert 12-18m PT/6m FT
- Entry requirements
We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in:
- computer science
- physical science
- biomedical science (including epidemiology, biological sciences or medicine/nursing)
Your degree must have had significant statistical and computational elements and be from a recognised institution or an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum postgraduate diploma or equivalent).
We may also accept the equivalent of previous advanced study, research and/or relevant professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying the candidate for entry.
In the case of non-UK applicants, the institution certifying advanced study must be recognised and approved by the University.
You may be accepted for entry to the postgraduate diploma track with a Lower Second degree or under subject to interview, and be moved to the master's track on achieving suitable results in the taught part of the course.
- How to apply
Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully. See the Application and selection section for details of the supporting documents that we require. We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.
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- Learn how to work within a team to collect and interpret health data and use it to help solve healthcare delivery challenges.
- Experience key technical skills and software for working with and manipulating health data.
- Have the option to apply data science skills to imaging and multi-omics data to understand disease, put data into practice in clinical decision support systems and digital transformation, and study advanced statistical and machine learning methods.
- The course is delivered through a mix of face to face teaching and online learning, designed to give you opportunity to apply it to real-world case-studies. Assignments are relevant to the types of work that health data scientists contribute to and lead, and many students complete a dissertation on a large programme research grant or with external organisations.
- Access sophisticated research and teaching facilities at the Centre for Health Informatics (CHI).
- Open up a wealth of career opportunities in the NHS, industry and academia - an estimated 52,000 data scientists are needed in the UK alone.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2023, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £11,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £28,500
UK students (per annum): Year 1 £4,600; Year 2 £4,600; Year 3 £2,300
International, including EU, students (per annum): year 1 £11,400, year 2 £11,400 and year 3 £5,700
UK students (per annum): £9,200
International, including EU, students (per annum): £22,800
UK students (per annum): £4,600
International, including EU, students (per annum): 11400
UK students (per annum): £4,600
International, including EU, students (per annum): £11,400
UK students (per annum): £2,300
International, including EU, students (per annum): £5,700
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
The course fees include all the tuition, technical support and examinations required for the course. All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review. Courses lasting more than one year may be subject to incremental rises per annum. For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of AP(E)L Accreditation Prior (Experiential) Learning. The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a PGCert, 45 credits to a PGDip and 60 credits to a master's.
If your AP(E)L application is successful, the University charges £30 for every 15 credits of AP(E)L. The overall tuition fee is adjusted and then the administrative charge is applied.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
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