Health Informatics (MRes)

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
MRes

How long you will study
2 years

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How you will study
part-time

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About Health Informatics at Swansea University

Course Overview

The developing discipline of health informatics is becoming an increasingly important component of health provision in the 21st Century. This programme builds on the successful MSc in Health Informatics which has been running at Swansea University since 2001.

Who should study MRes Health Informatics?

This course is designed for those with experience in health informatics who want to make a contribution to the field by helping develop the knowledge base. Applications for non-graduates with domain expertise are welcome.

Course structure

Students must undertake 3 modules of a total of 60 credits at level in their first academic year. The second year will comprise supervised completion of a research based thesis. The requirements for supervision and review, as set out for standard research degrees, will be integrated into the course.

Attendance pattern

Only 3 individual weeks of attendance required in the first 9 months, one week for each of the modules.

Course modules

PMRM01 Critical Appraisal and Evaluation
Any one existing health informatics module relating to the chosen topic.
PMIM601 Undertaking health informatics research

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International M.Res. Part-time £2,140 £9,300

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.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from RCUK

If your course starts in January, April or July 2018 please refer to the 2017/18 fee costs 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 2:1 or above or an equivalent qualification for overseas applicants. Graduates of any of the following cognate disciplines who have health informatics experience should consider applying for this course:

  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Health Information / Data Management
  • Medical / Clinical Records / Coding
  • ICT and Computer in Health / Social care / Sports Science
  • Health Economics
  • Nursing and Social Work / Care
  • Business Administration and Management in Health Care

Non-graduates are also welcome to apply. All applications are considered on individual merit, taking into account 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 informatics or 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

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

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