MSc/PGDip/PGCert Health Informatics (UCL/UoM Joint Award) / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Master of Science, PGDip, PGCert
1yr FT, 2-5yr PT
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum upper second class) from a UK university or overseas equivalent in:

  • computer science
  • health services research
  • biological sciences
  • statistics
  • pharmacy
  • nursing
  • medicine

Students who do not meet these requirements but have appropriate professional experience will also be considered.

Applications from candidates who don't meet usual admissions criteria are also reviewed by the Dean of Students at UCL.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
How to apply

To apply for a course you will need to complete and submit an online application form at UCL.

Please complete the online form here .

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

Healthcare services around the world are being challenged to achieve an extraordinary transformation under extreme pressures, and digitisation is seen as an essential component for success.

National initiatives in the UK are addressing key informatics challenges such as:

  • patient-focused systems;
  • integration of systems;
  • using data to drive improvements.

You will learn about healthcare policy and strategy as it relates to informatics and about the design and implementation of the wide variety of digital systems used in delivering healthcare today. You will be able to tackle the technical details behind different approaches to engineering and implementing these systems as well understanding how to engender change. You will also acquire skills in analysing and presenting data.

MSc Health Informatics Joint Degree: UCL and University of Manchester

Open days

Come along to our open day webinar for health data sciences on Wednesday 22 November, 12pm-1pm. The programme leads will take you through the courses structure, the content and units, main themes and what it's like to study a master's at Manchester. In the final part of the webinar you will be able to ask any outstanding questions. Book your place here .


Please see information here .

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).

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
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Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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