MSc Health Data Science / Overview
Year of entry: 2018
- Degree awarded
- MSc 3yPT/1yFT Dip 2yPT/1yFT Cert 12-18m PT/6m FT
- Entry requirements
We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) in a mathematics, statistics, computer science, physical science or biomedical science (including epidemiology, biological sciences or medicine/nursing) from a recognised institution or an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum postgraduate diploma or equivalent).
We may also accept the equivalent of previous advanced study, research and/or relevant professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying the candidate for entry.
In the case of non-UK applicants, the institution certifying advanced study must be recognised and approved by the University.
Candidates may be accepted for entry to the postgraduate diploma track with a Lower Second degree or under subject to interview, and be moved to the master's track on achieving suitable results in the taught part of the course.
- How to apply
Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully. See the Application and selection section for details of the supporting documents that we require. We recommend that you apply as early as possible.
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- Learn how to work within a team to collect and interpret health data and use it to help solve healthcare delivery challenges.
- Experience key technical skills and software for working with and manipulating health data.
- Access sophisticated research and teaching facilities at the Medical Research Council's Health eResearch Centre (HeRC).
- Open up a wealth of career opportunities in the NHS, industry and academia - an estimated 52,000 data scientists are needed in the UK alone.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £18,000
UK/EU students (per annum): Year 1 £3,167; Year 2 £3,167; Year 3 £1,900
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,800
International students (per annum): £7,200
UK/EU students (per annum): Year 1 1900; year 2 1900
UK/EU students (per annum): £7,600
International students (per annum): £14,400
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,800
The course fees include all the tuition, technical support and examinations required for the course.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of AP(E)L Accreditation Prior (Experiential) Learning. The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a PGCert, 45 credits to a PGDip and 60 credits to a master's.
If your AP(E)L application is successful, the University charges £30 for every 15 credits of AP(E)L. The overall tuition fee is adjusted and then the administrative charge is applied.
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an Alumni Bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught Master's programmes in 2018. The bursary is available to students or alumni who:
- graduated in 2017 or are graduating in 2018
- hold a first class honours degree
- have home or overseas fee status
- are applying for full or part time study
- are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support
The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the Alumni Bursary criteria so there is no application process.