Taught course

Digital Health

University of Salford · School of Health and Society

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree with second class honours, or equivalent awarded by a UK higher education institution, or a comparable qualification from a recognised overseas education institution.

Months of entry


Course content

Digital Health is one of the fastest growing economic sectors worldwide. It combines the use of information and communication technologies to improve health and wellbeing.

The course will provide you with a systematic knowledge and practical application of digital technology to support health real life information provision and individual engagement in health, wellbeing and social care.

We will draw on Salford’s expertise in digital health, Internet studies, and digital research methods to provide the theoretical, practical and methodological skills needed to analyse and address key issues of digital health.

For example, examine in depth and gain understanding of current and emerging approaches, concepts and issues in the digital health, including online networks to provide informational and psychological support to empower patients, big data, the future of privacy, the ethics of data collection in everyday life, the impact of mobile and digital technology on health and wellbeing.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake a digital project, either via a work placement or dissertation and you will learn how to share digital health research with broader communities and publics.

You will gain highly valuable skills in digital research, digital communication, digital engagement, digital evaluation and project management.

You will:

  • Be taught by an experienced team of academics and practitioners with a strong trajectory in research and teaching in digital health.
  • Benefit from our excellent links with digital industries and public sector organisations.
  • Have a competitive advantage to perform very effectively in roles across the digital health sector.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    You can also exit this programme with a PgCert/PgDip with the requisite number of credits.

Course contact details

University of Salford
+44(0)161 295 4545