Taught course

Health Data Science

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences

Entry requirements

An honours degree (Minimum 2:1) in a maths, computing, physical science or engineering or biomedical science from a recognised institution. An approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum postgraduate diploma or equivalent) or equivalent of previous advanced study, research and/or relevant professional experience, which the University accepts as qualifying the candidate for entry. In the case of non-UK applicants the institution certifying advanced study must be recognised and approved by the University. Candidates may be accepted for entry to the Diploma track with class of degree of 2:2 or under subject to interview, and be moved to the Masters track on achieving suitable results in the taught part of the course.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme has been designed to fulfil the aspirations and needs of all sectors involved in developing a world-class health informatics workforce that is integral to multi-professional teams with the technical, methodological and communication skills to be able deliver high-quality, innovative healthcare delivery, in a range of settings.

MSc in Health Data Science promotes the need for translational thinking in order to provide the knowledge, skills and understanding that will be applied across new challenges within healthcare delivery.

The nature of the field will be of benefit to those with a variety of backgrounds, but the structure of the programme ensures that students will share this knowledge with each other and learn to work in a multi-disciplinary teams rather than in specialist silos, which is often the case. This programme emphasises the importance of being able to work effectively within a team.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Reece Plunkett
+44 161 306 5438