Taught course

Health Data Science

Institution
Swansea University · Swansea University Medical School
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Admission to this course is normally on the basis of UK Honours Degree Grade 2:2 or above or an equivalent qualification for overseas applicants. Non-graduates are also welcome to apply. All applications are considered on individual merit, taking into account of any relevant work experience. Should you have qualifications below the required minimum or lack a suitable first degree, please feel encouraged to submit an application if you have at least two years of experience in Health and or Data Science related fields. Applicants who are not first-language English speakers must provide the following qualifications: IELTS Academic: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each part) or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Swansea University is the first institution in the UK to offer this taught masters programme designed to develop the essential skills and knowledge required of the Health Data Scientist. This is an integrated programme of studies tailored to the essential skill set required for Data Scientists operating within healthcare organisations covering key topics in computation, data modelling, visualisation, machine learning and key methodologies in the analysis of linked health data. Hands on experiential learning from the professionals behind the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank, a UK-exemplar project for the large scale mining of healthcare data within a secure environment.

Course modules:

Health Data Science & Scientific Computing in Healthcare
Health Data Manipulation
Analysis of Linked Health Data
Machine Learning Applications in Health Data
Health Data Visualisation
Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data
Health Data Analysis Dissertation

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Athanasios Anastasiou
Email
a.anastasiou@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1792 606292