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Health Informatics, MSc, University of West London

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University of West London

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MScPart-time2 yearsSeptemberGBP 3600GBP 5750

About Health Informatics, MSc - at University of West London

Course summary

Overview


This course is ideal for graduates who have an analytical and inquisitive mind and want to work in a role that encompasses computing and biology, medicine, or healthcare. 

Our school of School of Computing and Engineering has developed partnerships with companies such as Amazon to allow our students to gain vital industry skills in:
  • integration with big data
  • cloud computing
  • cybersecurity.
This course has been structured with the modern healthcare sector in mind, providing you with the opportunity to gain comprehensive Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills required by the industry.


Through this course you will develop a professional outlook concerned with the effective use of data, information, knowledge and technology helping to support and improve health and healthcare delivery.
Why choose this course?
The initiative to digitise health and genomics information has created a strong demand for health informatics professionals and students from this course can pursue successful careers in both the state and the private sectors in the UK and overseas.
Through this course, you will learn how to use data and technology effectively and gain the skills and knowledge you need to support and improve health and healthcare delivery.
Tutor Information 
This course is run by the School of Computing and Engineering to provide you with both the high-quality teaching and the personal attention you need to make the most of your University education.


Career and study progression


This course will thoroughly prepare you for a wide range of careers as a health informatics or Bioinformatics practitioner in the public and private sectors, including:
  • clinical informatics
  • personalised Medicine
  • clinical bioinformatics
  • education and training
  • health records and patient administrators
  • information and communication technology
  • information management
  • libraries and knowledge management
  • project and programme management.
Upon successful completion of the course, you can choose to pursue a career within the health sector or pursue further study at MPhil and PhD level. 

Other options available for MSc Health Informatics

  • Full time - September 2017, Ealing site
  • Full time - September 2018, Ealing site
  • Part time - September 2018, Ealing site

Fees

Fees for home and EU students

Main fee£3,600

Fees for overseas students

Main fee£5,750Find out if you are a home or overseas student.

Funding

A range of loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to help you fund your studies.

Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs. Find out how to apply for a Postgraduate Loan on GOV.UK

Other loans available to postgraduate students include Professional and Career Development Loans, which also allow you to borrow up to £10,000.  Find out more about Loans on GOV.UK

Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as disabled students. Find out more about funding opportunities

Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including:

  • The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
  • The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
  • Exclusive alumni discounts: a £2,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You will need a UK Honour's Degree, or equivalent, in Computing or Healthcare Science subject area with at least a 2:2.

Applicants with equivalent professional qualifications, or a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND) will be considered, provided they can demonstrate significant, relevant work experience and the ability to benefit fully from the course. Such applicants will be considered on an individual basis by interview. Some optional modules may not be available to students without a first degree in computing.

International entry criteria

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

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