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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. A relevant Master’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution is desirable.

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 informatics is the study of how information and information technology can transform the organisation and delivery of healthcare. This joint programme with the University of Manchester has been designed to develop a health informatics workforce, in the UK and internationally, able to address today’s challenges and prepare for tomorrow’s. We equip our students for leadership roles delivering change in healthcare.

The programme is delivered through a collaboration between UCL and the University of Manchester, the two largest teams in this field in the UK.

The programme is supported by the NHS graduate management training scheme and a wide range of other employers. You will join a cohort with a diverse mix of educational and technical backgrounds, and this shared experience is one of the strengths of the programme.

The programme is delivered through a mix of face to face teaching and online learning, designed to fit into your working life. Assignments are often relevant to students' working lives and many students complete a dissertation in their place of work.

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


Each taught module is delivered largely online over eight or nine weeks with a short block of intensive face to face teaching. The online element includes video lectures, podcasts, written material as well as exercises and discussions. The face to face teaching includes lectures, seminars and experiential learning. Students will be required to spend 3 days per module on campus. The rest of the learning will be delivered online. For half the modules, the 3 day element of face to face teaching will be at UCL, for the other it will be at the University of Manchester. Students will also be asked to attend a separate induction day based at UCL at the start of the year.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3549 5299