Research course

Health Informatics

UCL - University College London · Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education

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Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

Health informatics is about using information technologies to improve health, from big data to designing software used by clinicians, or apps used by patients. The vision of the UCL Institute of Health Informatics is to conduct high quality research that leverages health informatics approaches at local, national and international levels. Students are supported to learn new skills and broaden their professional networks.

We offer a range of research areas related to health data, information and technology. Research activities are diverse and reflect the challenges within heath informatics. Our programmes of research are underpinned by excellent secure data infrastructure; adding value to key linked data resources to make data research-ready; development of multidisciplinary methodological expertise; engagement with patients, the public and health services; strong local, national and international academic partnerships and excellent multidisciplinary training programmes.

Research areas

  • Discovery science
  • Precision medicine
  • Learning Health Systems
  • Citizen Driven Health
  • Electronic health records and clinical knowledge management
  • Clinical decision support
  • e-health and m-health
  • Public health informatics
  • Informatics for the epidemiology of coronary disease

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60 months
      full time
      36 months

      Course contact details

      Ms Espy Rodrigues
      +44 (0)20 3549 5300