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Entry requirements

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

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry


Course content

Health data analytics involves extracting insights from health data, either to shape national policy, manage local organisations or inform the care of an individual. As more and more data becomes available electronically, the demand for skilled and trained individuals to take advantage of it becomes increasingly urgent.

Health data analysts are employed in interesting and challenging roles in healthcare organisations, government agencies and commercial organisations, including IT suppliers, consultancy organisations and pharmaceutical companies. The demand for skilled analysts is growing and graduates with the right skills and training can choose from a range of exciting and rewarding opportunities.

This programme has been designed in conjunction with the NHS to meet an identified shortage in skilled analysts. The aim is to provide a unique educational experience which not only prepares you for a technical role in analysis but equips you to take on senior roles in NHS organisations. The NHS needs not only more analytics staff, but also managers and decision makers who understand the importance of data and the role that analytics should be playing in shaping policy.

Our programme is delivered by a unique team, including mathematicians, computer scientists and statisticians with expertise in the analysis of health data in a variety of forms and for a variety of purposes. The team are highly experienced not just in teaching and research but in the practical application of data analytics to the problems of health and healthcare organisations. We work closely with the NHS and with other commercial organisations to ensure our work is relevant and up-to-date.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification


The programme is taught by 'blended learning', and therefore combines interactive online teaching and face-to-face lectures, seminars and workshops including substantial use of examples of real clinical systems. Assessment is through examination, critical evaluations, technical tasks, coursework and project reports, compulsory programming and database assignments, and the dissertation.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3549 5299