University of the West of Scotland

e-Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English
M.Sc.e-Health will develop your practical skills through a comprehensive understanding of fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of e-Health technologies within industry and academia. Modules focus on planning, analysing, developing, evaluating, deploying, and managing e-Health systems/services for modern day organisations/businesses.


The e-Health programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Our e-Health course focuses on teaching the advance topics of e-Health including:

  • Connected Health
  • Digital Health
  • Tele-Health
  • m-Health

Modules will focus on planning, analysing, developing, evaluating, deploying, and managing e-Health systems/services for modern day organisations/businesses.

All modules are designed to respect the overarching themes of e-Health, delivering research informed teaching in lectures, tutorials, and laboratory sessions; other modules will focus on academic, research and ethical practices within a professional environment.

In the course, unique and challenging modules are introduced, for example: Introduction to e-Health; Mobile networks and smartphone applications; Data mining and visualisation.


Examples of jobs available to you upon graduation include:

  • Health Systems Designers
  • Health Service Designer
  • Data analysts
  • Data mining analysts
  • Knowledge management specialist
  • Performance manager

Salaries range from £30,000 to £75,000.

Programme Structure

Our e-Health course was motivated by the growing importance of e-Health (Connected Health, Digital Health, Tele-Health, m-Health). According to grand view research, the total market size of e-Health will grow to £253 billion by 2022. In addition, the NHS has forecasted the funding gap of £30billion by 2020-2021 that can only be addressed by using smart technologies to reduce the cost.

Modules that you will study will focus on:

  • Planning
  • Analysing
  • Developing
  • Evaluating
  • Deploying
  • Managing e-Health systems/services for modern day organisations/businesses
For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: If you are applying from overseas for postgraduate taught courses, the latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

You require a Bachelor Honours Degree (2.2 or above) in Computing/ Engineering (or Relevant Disciplines) from a UK academic institute or an equivalent 4-year international degree qualification.

You may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Paisley

  • 700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Tuition fee:

  • The cost of tuition for eligible Scottish students are met by SAAS each year but you can usually only get this funding once at each level of study, with an extra year in case of emergencies.


  • Young Student Bursary and Independent Student Bursary. You will find full details on pages 2 and 3 of the SAAS Funding Guide 2017-2018. This is the part of your student package that you don’t have to repay.

Student loan:

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