Clinical Data Engineering CPD / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

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Degree awarded
PG Credit
9 weeks (part-time)
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second - 2:1) or overseas equivalent or relevant work experience.

Non-standard applications for the course from applicants who have significant relevant professional experience and/or where the academic qualification falls below an Upper Second degree will be considered on an individual basis, and may be admitted at the discretion of the Programme Director.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
15 places
How to apply

You should apply for this course by completing our online application form . See the 'Advice to applicants' section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form. The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Friday 16 September 2022 .

If you wish to be considered for a funded place, you will need to submit an application to both the University via the above form and to HEE using this form by 5pm on Monday 22 August 2022 .

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
Modular Y Y N N

Course overview

This CPD unit has been designed to be as flexible as possible for busy healthcare practitioners. It will run over 9 weeks with online, self-directed, and optional face-to-face activities to enable you to develop your data science skills.

  • Learn how to apply data science in practice, and translate data for organisational and patient benefit.
  • Suitable for knowledge and library specialists, nurses, AHPs, healthcare scientists, doctors and other professionals.
  • Optional networking and team working events/activities help maintain motivation and build communities of practice.
  • Study at a university ranked 7th in the UK and in the world top 40 for life sciences and medicine (QS 2022).

Time commitment:

  • Online introductory webinar Monday 3 October 2022, 3pm-4pm. Students can either join at the time of the session or watch the recording later.
  • Optional Hackathon event, Wednesday 16 November 2022 (time tbc). Students will be able to join us either face-to-face in Manchester or online.
We recommend that participants spend between 10-15 hours a week on independent learning and relevant weekly tasks.


The fee for 2022 entry is £1,300.

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).


Health Education England will fully fund 15 places on the pilot Data Engineering unit. HEE-funded places are open to staff working in, or delivering services to, the NHS in England.

In allocating places, HEE will aim to enable as widespread a representation of healthcare professional groups and roles as possible across the 15 funded places.

To apply for a funded place you need to complete HEE's application form. You will be asked to provide three short supporting statements:

  1. A copy of the personal statement that you supplied as part of your University of Manchester application.
  2. Where will you apply what you learn? - a description and analysis of a problem in your workplace that you will seek to address with what you learn from the Data Engineering module.
  3. What support do you have? - an outline of the support and connections that you can call upon to help you to practically apply what you learn from the module.

Each of the three supporting statements that you provide on page 3 of the form will be scored anonymously and independently by at least 2 members of HEE's team of assessors.

You may wish to prepare your supporting statements in advance and then paste your copy into the form. To help you to prepare you can download a file containing a copy of all of the questions (PDF).

If you wish to be considered for a funded place, you will need to submit an application to both the University via the online postgraduate application form and to HEE using this form by 5pm on Monday 22 August 2022 .

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 543 4699
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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