Taught course

Health Informatics (Distance Learning)

Institution
University of Sheffield · Information School
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are flexible. You’ll need a combination of an honours degree in a science, technology, medical or health subject, experience in using computer systems, and work experience in the health sector.

If you don’t have a degree but you have a lot of relevant work experience, you could apply to take the certificate or the diploma. If you make good progress, you could go on to the full MSc.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is accredited by CILIP

This CILIP-accredited course is aimed at health care professionals who want to improve services in their sector by getting more out of information and communication technologies. It’s taught online so you can fit it around your work.

Alongside the more specialised knowledge, you’ll acquire valuable transferable skills such as presentation and report writing. We can also help you develop leadership and management capabilities.

First year students take part in an online induction before the course starts. The rest of the course uses specialised software to deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials online, in real time. In the final year, you’ll complete a research dissertation, supervised by an academic.

You'll be taught through:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Practical laboratory classes
  • Group work
  • Online discussion
  • Case studies
  • Lectures by visiting speakers

You’ll be assessed using a wide variety of methods including:

  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Small projects
  • In-class tests
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Group work
  • Research-based dissertation

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
36 PT months

PGDip

distance learning
24 PT months

PGCert

distance learning
12 PT months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
informationschool-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 2646