Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Health Informatics at Swansea University
, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.
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
Key Features of MRes in Health Informatics
- The focus is on primary research, undertaken over 2 years.
- Research skills are developed through three short modules as the student develops their own health informatics research project in the first 9 months of the course.
- The research project may be undertaken within the student’s own place of work.
- The research is supported within an organisation with a strong research reputation. Each student will have one to one supervision at all stages of the research process.
- The Health Informatics programme is based within the award winning Centres for Excellence for Administrative Data and eHealth Research at Swansea University
, as awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC).
- Through partnerships with National Health Service (NHS) bodies in Wales, we are able to offer a range of research opportunities.
Who should study MRes Health Informatics?
The Health Informatics 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.
Health Informatics 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.
Only 3 individual weeks of attendance required in the first 9 months, one week for each of the modules.
Modules on the MRes Health Informatics typically include:
Critical Appraisal and Evaluation
Undertaking health informatics research
Any one existing health informatics module relating to the chosen topic
Admission to this course in Health Informatics is normally on the basis of UK Honours Degree Grade 2:1 or above or an equivalent qualification for overseas applicants. Non-graduates are also welcome to apply for the MRes Health Informatics. All applications are considered on individual merit, taking into account any relevant work experience. Applicants who are not first-language English speakers must possess IELTS Academic 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each part). Please visit our website for further information on entry requirements for the Health Informatics programme.