This course allows students to become digital health experts with the skills to work in multidisciplinary teams in industry or the health and care services. Students learn to evaluate new products and assess the ethical principles that guide the development of health technologies. Those from an engineering or computer sciences background will learn about the health landscape. Those from health science or life science will be introduced to coding, data analysis and e-health.
The foundations of your career
Our Masters programmes promote innovation and excellence and provide a strong foundation for ambitious and talented people planning careers in health data science.
We partner with leading universities to offer places on courses to prepare graduates with health, life and quantitative science degrees to become effective members of multi-disciplinary teams.
Places are highly sought after with successful applicants having up to 100 per cent of their course fees paid and also receiving stipend for accommodation and living expenses.
Our programmes are enabling students to hugely enhance their skills and knowledge and enhancing their future prospects.
HDR UK Masters courses for 2021
The MPhil in Population Health Sciences is a new postgraduate course at the University of Cambridge open to students from diverse backgrounds, including quantitative, biological or medical. The modular course is flexible and allows for specialisation in a number of different themes: health data science, infectious diseases, epidemiology, global health, public health, and primary care research. The Health Data Science theme offers a broad education in methods from the mathematical, computational and statistical sciences that can be applied to answer scientific questions in biology and medicine. Topics covered include advanced biostatistics, machine learning, causal inference, geostatistics, bioinformatics, infectious disease dynamics and quantitative genetics. Students will also have the opportunity to introduce themselves to fields of application by choosing from numerous optional modules in the wider course, with topics from non-communicable disease epidemiology to microbial genomics.
This MSc is a gateway to exciting careers in health data. Students come from many backgrounds – not necessarily medicine or biology. They learn and apply their quantitative skills (for example computing, maths, or statistics) in a health and medical setting. There is the chance to carry out real world research – project opportunities include placements in the NHS or with pharmaceutical companies. Overall the programme offers a genuinely interdisciplinary experience and an opportunity to gain cutting edge skills in health-related data.
A Masters degree offering comprehensive training in the management, modelling and interpretation of health and healthcare data. It equips students with the skills to gain empirical insights from large and varied data sources, to understand the causes of disease and predict and evaluate health outcomes and health service needs. It enables you to develop the technical and applied skills for addressing real‐world challenges. There are extended periods of hands‐on experience in workplace‐based projects.
Biomedical research is generating huge volumes of complex genomic data that can drive improvements in medical diagnostics and therapies. As a result there’s a growing need for people who combine a biological knowledge base with computational, statistical and analytical skills. This MSc trains students (primarily from a biological/natural sciences/medical background) in the analysis of genomic big data, from the basics of statistical and computational analytics, through bioinformatics, analysis of high-throughput sequence, proteomic and metabolomic data to genetic epidemiology and clinical trials.
This programme aims to train a new generation of world-leading health data scientists with the skills employers need. Graduates will learn to manage and analyse large, diverse healthcare datasets. They will develop strong quantitative, computational and practical data management skills and key professional skills. The programme also explores the varied roles of health data scientist, sources of health data and issues surrounding ethics, security and information governance.
Diogo Ann Onuselogu – the potential of computational biology
As a child growing up in Hong Kong Diogo knew that she wanted a future in science – the question was which branch? This was answered after an undergraduate introduction to bioinformatics and...
Simon Wellesley-Miller – NHS Information Manager
As a part-time student, taking his MSc while working as an information manager, Simon Wellesley-Miller is able to put what he learns into practice in the NHS straight away. He has been with Devon...
Lewis Batkin – the cutting edge
Studying for an MSc in precision medicine has put Lewis Batkin at the forefront of data science developments and given him the opportunity to learn from world-class experts. He developed an...
Tamir Sirkis – medical student
Taking an MSc in Health Data Science has given medical student Tamir Sirkis a fresh perspective on his own future. At school he had a talent for coding, maths and statistics and found he missed...
Callum Hunt – equipped for the future
According to Callum Hunt one of the great strengths of his MSc course at the University of Leeds is that it equips students for jobs or further study. He said: “There’s a lot of coding,...
Sagar Jhamb – preparing for the jobs market
One of the attractions of the University of Exeter’s MSc in Health Data Science for Sagar is that it involves a research project that allows students to apply what they have learned in a...
Kai Lawson-McDowall – a melding of minds
The chance to work with other students from a wide range of backgrounds and the positive approach of university staff have been among the highlights of Kai’s MSc experience. He decided to follow...
Yudhis Lumadyo – advancing personalised care
Yudhis has a clear capacity for using technology to help patients and to advance research. After doing well in a hackathon run by Imperial College Business School he is now establishing a start-up...
Abi Bunkum – a future in cancer research
Abi Bunkum’s MSc course in Health Data Science is a vital stepping stone in her progress towards a career in cancer research. Abi Bunkum It’s an ambition she has held ever since she took a...
Lee Coulson – taking his skills to a new level
As an NHS senior data analyst for the Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Lee Coulson is accustomed to working on issues affecting everything from social and primary to acute and mental...
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