• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The MSc Health Informatics at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) illustrates principles across the health and social care sector, taking theory into practice. It is ideal for demonstrating competence in informatics to support the care domain and contributing towards meeting continuing professional development goals.

The learning outcomes for this postgraduate course are related to Health Informatics National Occupational Standards and the Key Skills Framework. The MSc in Health Informatics consists of core modules in health informatics, research methods, study skills, with optional modules and a dissertation. The distance learning course is delivered using eLearning.

The MSc in Health Informatics programme consists of core modules in health informatics, research methods, postgraduate study skills, together with optional modules and a dissertation.

To obtain the award of MSc in Health Informatics, a student must successfully complete six taught modules (four core and two optional) plus a triple dissertation module.

Opportunities

Graduate careers include:

  • Knowledge management staff
  • Information management staff
  • Health informatics managers
  • Directors of services
  • Clinical informatics staff
  • Information and communication technology staff
  • Health records staff.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Postgraduate and Professional Study Skills
  • Information and IT Concepts for Health and Social Care
  • Quantitative Methodology for Health and Social Research
  • Informatics for Health and Social Care
  • Information and Communication Technology for Health and Social Care
  • Quality Assurance for Health and Social Care
  • Comparative Study of National Health and Social Care Systems
  • Knowledge-based Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    91

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

    Schedule IELTS

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

The course team welcome applicants without the formal qualifications, and each application will be assessed individually through interview and evidence provided by the candidate.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12950 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3270 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3270 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.