Health Data Science (MSc)

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

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How you will study
full-time

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About Health Data Science at Swansea University

  • A one year full-time taught masters programme designed to develop the essential skills and knowledge required of the Health Data Scientist.
  • This course is also available for three years part-time study.
  • An integrated programme of studies tailored to the essential skill set required for Data Scientists operating within healthcare organisations covering key topics in computation, data modeling, visualisation, machine learning and key methodologies in the analysis of linked health data.
    Hands on experiential learning from the professionals behind the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank, a UK-exemplar project for the large scale mining of healthcare data within a secure environment.
  • Strong collaboration links with colleagues from the Centre for Health Services Research of the University of Western Australia, a group of leading experts in the analysis of linked health data.
  • This course is based within the award winning Centres for Excellence for Administrative Data and eHealth Research of Swansea University, awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC), enhancing the quality of the course.

Course Overview

Healthcare, with an already established strong relationship with Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), is continuously expanding the knowledge forefront as new methods of acquiring data concerning the health of human beings are developed.

Processing this data to extract valuable information about a population (epidemiological applications) or the individual (personalised healthcare applications) is the work of health data scientists. Their work has the potential to improve quality of life on a large scale.

Swansea University is the first institution in the UK to offer this taught masters programme designed to develop the essential skills and knowledge required of the Health Data Scientist.

Who should study MSc Health Data Science?
This course is suitable for those working in healthcare with roles involving the analysis of health data and also computer scientists with experience in working with data from the healthcare domain, as well as biomedical engineers and other similar professions.

Course structure
Students must complete 6 modules of 20 credits each and produce a 60 credits dissertation on a Health Data Science project. Each module of the programme requires a short period of attendance that is augmented by preparatory and reflective material supplied via the course website before and after attendance.

Attendance pattern
Students are required to attend the University for 1 week (5 consecutive days) for each module in Part One. Attendance during Part Two is negotiated with the supervisor.

Course modules

  • PMIM102 Health Data Science & Scientific Computing in Healthcare
  • PMIM202 Health Data Manipulation
  • PMIM302 Analysis of Linked Health Data
  • PMIM402 Machine Learning Applications in Health Data
  • PMIM502 Health Data Visualisation
  • PMIM602 Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data
  • PMIM702 Health Data Analysis Dissertation

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
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  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study3 years
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  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International MSc Full-time £6,250 £14,250 MSc Part-time £3,150 £7,150 MSc Part-time £2,100 £4,750 PGDip Full-time £4,150 £9,500 PGDip Part-time £2,100 £4,750 PGCert Full-time £2,100 £4,750 PGCert Part-time £2,100 £4,750

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

Admission to this course is normally on the basis of UK Honours Degree Grade 2:2 or above or an equivalent qualification for overseas applicants.

Non-graduates are also welcome to apply. All applications are considered on individual merit, taking into account of any relevant work experience. Should you have qualifications below the required minimum or lack a suitable first degree, please feel encouraged to submit an application if you have at least two years of experience in Health and or Data Science related fields.

Applicants who are not first-language English speakers must provide one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each part)
  • TOEFL IBT: 93 (20 in each part)
  • Pearson PTE Academic: 62 (51 in communicative skill)
  • Cambridge CPE: Grade C
  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia: Grade 6 or above

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