Research course

Health Informatics

Swansea University · Swansea University Medical School

Entry requirements

Admission to this course is normally on the basis of UK Honours Degree Grade 2:1 or above or an equivalent qualification for overseas applicants. Graduates of any of the following cognate disciplines who have health informatics experience should consider applying for this course:

  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Health Information/Data Management
  • Medical/Clinical Records/Coding
  • ICT and Computer in Health/Social care/Sports Science
  • Health Economics
  • Nursing and Social Work/Care
  • Business Administration and Management in Health Care

Non-graduates are also welcome to apply. All applications are considered on individual merit, taking into account any relevant work experience.

Applicants who are not first-language English speakers must provide IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each part) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

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 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.

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:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358