Taught course

Health Informatics

University of West London · School of Computing and Engineering

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent in computing or healthcare science.

We will also consider equivalent professional qualifications or a relevant HND provided you can demonstrate relevant work experience. In this case you will have to complete an interview with your application and some optional modules may not be available without a first degree in computing. All applications are considered individually.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

The initiative to digitise health and genomics information has created a strong demand for medical informatics professionals. This course will provide you with the broad grounding you need for a range of careers as a health informatics or bioinformatics practitioner in the public and private sectors, within the UK or overseas.

We have designed this degree for graduates with analytical and inquisitive minds who want to work in professional roles that encompass computing and biology, medicine or healthcare. Your studies will help you to develop the Information Communications Technology (ICT) skills and knowledge required to support and improve health and healthcare delivery.

This course has been structured with the modern healthcare sector in mind.
Through your studies, you will develop a professional outlook on the effective use of data, information, knowledge and technology in healthcare.

You will learn about the information systems used to manage healthcare, knowledge and data management and leadership and management competence. Your dissertation that will allow you to focus on an area of particular interest and apply your what you have learnt on the course.

Our experienced tutors will provide you with the high-quality teaching and the personal support you need to make the most of your university education.

As a student on this health informatics course you will also benefit from the partnerships that UWL’s School of Computing and Engineering has developed with companies such as Amazon. You will gain vital transferable skills that can be effectively used in healthcare and other industries. These include:

  • integration with big data
  • cloud computing
  • cyber security

Extended Masters option

If you have an undergraduate degree, but do not quite meet the entry criteria for this course, you may qualify for our Extended Masters. You will take two extra modules to prepare you for the course and you must study full time. We also provide English-language support if you need it. Once you complete these two modules, you can progress directly onto the regular Masters course.


  • Information Systems in Healthcare
  • HCI for Information Systems
  • Data Management in Healthcare
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation.

Optional modules

Two modules from:

  • Knowledge Management
  • Service Design and Improvement in Healthcare
  • Public Health Perspectives
  • Measuring Public Health and Wellbeing.

Optional modules subject to availability.

Supporting modules

  • Learning and Professional Development (for International students only)
  • Programming Support.

Information for international students

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit Your country - International to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

Fees and funding

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

Find out more about fees and funding for this course

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Information
0800 036 8888