Taught course

Health Informatics

Institution
University of Leeds · Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons). This is an academically rigorous programme. Applicants with other qualifications may be accepted if they can demonstrate suitable professional experience. Contact the admissions office if you are unsure of your eligibility. This course is also available as an intercalated programme to students who have completed three years of a UK medical degree (or international equivalent) and are normally ranked in the top 50% of their year of study.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Healthcare demand is exceeding supply worldwide and there is a need for radical solutions. Innovative IT approaches are transforming healthcare. Health providers and leading multinationals are investing massively in technology and demand for qualified health informatics professionals is high.

This programme offers a detailed overview of health informatics, including telehealth, mHealth, data analytics, knowledge management and decision support. It takes a strong information systems perspective, building transferable skills in areas like soft systems, process modelling, strategy and system development, and focusing these on health.

The Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics has a strong national and international reputation and is actively engaged in delivering education, skills, research and development to the NHS and a network of national and international software suppliers. As a student on the Masters programme, you’ll be actively involved with us in listening to, and informing, the informatics agenda for health.

The professional development events run by the Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics (YCHI) mean we have an established network of employers keen to recruit masters students and support their masters projects.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, an IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components or equivalent is required.

Fees and funding

The University offers a wide range of scholarships to international students, including partial fee awards and full scholarships covering fees and maintenance, see http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk for full details. Details of the financial support that may be available can be found on http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130536/funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
lihs-admissions@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 0806