MSc Health Data Science / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2022

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Academic entry qualification overview

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in:

  • mathematics
  • statistics
  • 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.

English language

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for English language proof from applicants from non-majority English speaking countries (a list of majority English-speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS: Overall 6.5 (6.0 in reading and writing)
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 (25 in reading and writing)

See further information about requirements for your country .

If you envisage any difficulties in satisfying our English language requirements then please do let us know. The University offer a number of pre-sessional English courses designed specifically to help international students meet our requirements prior to the start of their course.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

Self funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Please upload a copy of your current valid passport with your application showing the photograph page with your application. For CAS purposes, this must show your full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number and the date the passport is valid until, which must be later than the date of your planned arrival in the UK, and the start date of your course. You cannot use your CAS to apply for a visa more than three months before the start date of your course.

This means that if you intend to begin a course on 21 September 2020, we will not issue you with a CAS number before 21 June 2020.

Your CAS number is only valid for one Tier 4 application.