Taught course

Digital Health (MSc)

University of St Andrews · Graduate School

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Digital Health offers an interdisciplinary approach to digital health principles and practice. Students explore key theoretical concepts in digital health and receive practical training that can be applied in medical technology and clinical data roles.


  • Targeted at students intending to develop a career in digital health and combines exploration of key theoretical concepts in medical technology with training in skills used in healthcare.
  • Provides substantial introduction to the application of analytical thinking and data analysis techniques within a healthcare environment.
  • The interdisciplinary nature of the course means you can explore a range of methodological approaches.
  • Links with National Health Service (NHS) colleagues provides a real-world connection to healthcare practice.

Digital technology is transforming healthcare. It is helping to make healthcare settings more efficient and better able to diagnose, treat, and monitor patients, thereby improving patients’ quality of life. That transformation is creating a need for professionals who understand existing medical technologies and who have the skills and expertise to develop new technologies, analyse medical data, and inform policy on medical data analysis. Students from the Digital Health programme will be able to fill those roles.

The programme covers both the principles and the practice of digital health. You will develop an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of digital health and learn how data is acquired and used in medical settings, how clinical decisions are made, and how technology is changing medical decision making. You will also be trained in practical data analysis skills for medical contexts and learn how to use digital technology to address healthcare challenges.

The degree is distinguished by its interdisciplinary character and involves academic staff from a number of different Schools. The interdisciplinary nature of the degree means that you explore a range of methodological approaches and use ideas from different disciplines to illuminate digital health questions.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 46 2032