MSc Health Data Science / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

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Career opportunities

Data science is increasing in importance in the fields of medicine and public health, where we can determine how to best design treatments and allocate resources based on analysis of health and related data.

For students completing this MSc, there will be a wealth of career opportunities available in the NHS, industry and academia. It is envisaged there is a need for 52,000 data scientists in the UK alone.  

Students completing the master's course will be eligible for consideration for PhD programmes within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, and you will be encouraged and supported to develop relevant research proposals.

Many students have gone on to study for a PhD or gone into the healthcare or commercial sectors.

Associated organisations

Our course is closely linked with local centres and networks such as Health Innovation Manchester and the NW Informatics Skills Development (ISD) Network, which provides an environment to facilitate training that meets the needs of the market.