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Health Informatics MRes

Course Description

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 since 2001. This course in Health Informatics is designed for those with experience in health informatics who want to make a contribution to the field by helping develop the knowledge base.

Key Features

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.
This programme in Health Informatics 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.

Modules on the MRes Health Informatics typically include:

Critical Appraisal and Evaluation

Any one existing health informatics module relating to the chosen topic:

Undertaking health informatics research

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.

Visit the Health Informatics MRes page on the Swansea University website for more details!

Student Profiles

100 Swansea University Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Swansea University is offering 100 Master’s Scholarships, each worth £3000 towards tuition fees for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses in September 2017.Eligible courses include:All LLM programmes (including LLM by Research)All MA programmes (including MA by Research)All MRes programmesAll MSc programmes (including MSc by Research)Please note that MPhil, GDL/CPE and LPC programmes are not eligible for the Swansea University Master’s Scholarship scheme.

Value of Scholarship(s)



You must have, or expect to achieve, a minimum 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent).You must hold an offer to study on an eligible master’s course at Swansea University from September 2017. Programmes commencing in January, April and July 2017 are not eligible.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details on how to apply.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

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)

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