Research course

Health Technologies MSc by Research

University of Gloucestershire · School of Computing and Engineering
MSc by research

Entry requirements

We actively encourage applications from students from a range of diverse backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate experience and achievement.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

The usage of different technologies in healthcare is growing exponentially. This has led to a transformation in the approaches to health problems and challenges globally. Health technologies have been used to support diagnosing, treatment, and monitoring of different health conditions, as well as to protect the health sector from cyber threats and to improve quality of life for many people.

There is an urgent need for professionals in health technologies to support the development and implementation of different and emerging technologies within the health sector. Areas are needed, spanning, but not limited to, development of new systems, automation of clinical-related tasks, network management, cyber security, artificial intelligence, data analytics and support for medical image processing.

As a cross-subject area, the MSc by Research in Health Technologies accommodates graduates from a range of areas, from healthcare, nursing, biology, and psychology to computing, cyber security, games, and engineering. Due to the research focus of this course, students will have the opportunity to learn different skills to support their work, bridging gaps in any area related to either health or technologies needed for completing your project.

As an MSc by Research, this will be a project-oriented course, meaning that instead of focusing on different modules and assignments, students will have the opportunity to work with emerging issues in the health sector and apply their skills in the area from the beginning of the course.

Students will benefit from our partnership with the local NHS trust and interact with them to tackle current and real problems to support the challenges in the digital area in the NHS.

Join us and learn a multi-disciplinary degree that binds health and technology and support you with enhancing your employability and knowledge in an ever-growing area.

Study style

The School of Computing and Engineering is active in pure and applied research, knowledge transfer and industrial projects. There are a number of dedicated laboratories for researchers. This strong and dynamic background means postgraduate researchers will join a group of about 30 research candidates involved in extending both new knowledge and professional practice.

All postgraduate researchers are required to initially take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers. We also offer a range of further research training events, postgraduate researcher-led seminars, conferences, and summer schools – as well as training offered through other universities and bodies.

This diverse range of events helps you gain the skills and confidence you need to underpin your research journey.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

03330 141414