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Overview

Healthcare demand is exceeding supply worldwide and there is a need for radical solutions. Innovative IT approaches are transforming healthcare. Health providers and leading multinationals are investing massively in technology and demand for qualified health informatics professionals is high.

This programme offers a detailed overview of health informatics, including telehealth, mHealth, data analytics, knowledge management and decision support. It takes a strong information systems perspective, building transferable skills in areas like systems thinking, process modelling, strategy and system development, and focusing these on health.

Health Informatics in Leeds has a strong national and international reputation. We are actively engaged in delivering education, skills, research and development to the NHS and a network of national and international software suppliers. As a student on the Masters programme, you’ll be actively involved with us in listening to, and informing, the informatics agenda for health.

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You’ll benefit from our location too. The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest UK hospital trust and Leeds is the headquarters for many Department of Health organisations, such as NHS Digital and NHS England. We also have close relationships with leading health software suppliers based in Leeds, in particular The Phoenix Partnership, providers of SystmOne and ResearchOne.

You can also study this subject at Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate levels.

Course content

You will study modules totalling 180 credits. These are made up of four core (compulsory) taught modules and a research project, plus four optional modules from a range offered in Health Informatics or Health Sciences. This gives you the opportunity to tailor your study to areas of interest.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Health Informatics MSc in the course catalogue

Modules

Compulsory modules

  • Informatics in Health Care
  • Systems Thinking in Health Care
  • Process Modelling, Benefits and Change
  • Mobile Health
  • MSc Health Informatics Project

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • The Legal, Ethical and Professional Considerations in Healthcare Data Research
  • Statistics for Health Sciences
  • Health Data Analytics and Visualisation
  • Designing Future e-Health Systems
  • Machine Learning for Health Data
  • Spatial Analytics and Visualisation for Health

Learning and teaching

Teaching is through lectures, practical classes, tutorials, seminars and supervised research projects. We make extensive use of IT and a wide range of materials is available to enable you to study at your own pace and in your own time, to enhance and extend the material taught formally.

You’ll be able to use University facilities for independent study, such as computing facilities and the Health Sciences library, with its extensive collection of online journals.

Assessment

The modules are assessed by a variety of methods including essays, reports, portfolios, posters and presentations. Your results for every module contribute to your final degree classification.

Applying, fees and funding

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. For information and entry requirements, read Pre-sessional programmes.

How to apply

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 If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Selection principles

Entry to this programme is very competitive. We will give preference to candidates with work or study experience in areas related to health informatics.

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Career opportunities

Our alumni have successfully secured health informatics roles in healthcare organisations and industry. Students sponsored by their employers to study with us have reported achieving promotion after completing the course.


Visit the Health Informatics MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

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