Taught course

Health Informatics

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum upper second class) or overseas equivalent in:

  • computer science
  • health services research
  • biological sciences
  • statistics
  • pharmacy
  • nursing
  • medicine.

Students who do not meet these requirements but have appropriate professional experience will also be considered.

Applications from candidates who don't meet usual admissions criteria are also reviewed by the Dean of Students at UCL.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme focuses on how information and information technology are used in the organisation and delivery of healthcare.

Our MSc in Health Informatics (jointly awarded by UCL and The University of Manchester) offers an innovative and exciting training in a uniquely challenging and important field.

Our blended learning MSc will equip you with the skills to work in this exciting field by providing:

  • A unique combination of personal learning, theoretical challenge and practical application;
  • Blended approach which combines face-to-face contact and distance learning, harnessing the advantages of both across two campus;
  • Flexible study allowing you to complete the programme full-time in one year, or flexibly over up to five years;
  • Engagement with leading thinkers in the field across the UK and internationally;
  • Participation in a thriving network of academics, clinicians and informatics professionals.

Our programme is suitable for health professionals currently in work or graduate students.

UCL and The University of Manchester are uniquely placed to provide the health informatics training required for a modern health service.

You will have access to the largest UK health informatics faculty in UK, including researchers who develop and apply solutions in a range of healthcare settings.

Both institutions sit in two of the largest regional health economies in the UK, hosting the greatest concentration of NHS global digital exemplar programmes. Six professors and 13 senior academics contribute to the programme, alongside NHS and industry professionals.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 203 549 5300