12 months
18100 GBP/year
8100 GBP/year
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With the MSc Digital Health Systems at The University of Strathclyde you'll learn about state-of-the-art devices (eg sensors, wearables, apps), systems (eg electronic health records, remote monitoring) and methods (eg co-design, machine learning and data analytics).

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This MSc  Digital Health Systems at The University of Strathclyde is the perfect conversion pathway for recent graduates looking to move into the health and care sector. It's also ideal for existing health and social care practitioners looking to up-skill in digital innovation.

Ways this course is unique:

  • it's delivered by a broad range of world experts in computing science, information science, clinical psychology, and health services research
  • it's relevant to real world practice by being co-designed with the Scottish Government, their innovation centre (the Digital Health & Care Institute) the National Health Service, and health and care SMEs and third sector organisations
  • unlike many other courses ours takes a multifaceted whole systems approach involving people, technology, practice and policy

You'll learn

  • about the full lifecycle of designing, developing and evaluating health technologies from mhealth - novel personal health and wellness devices (eg mobile apps, wearables) to ehealth - larger scale hospital and community based IT systems (eg electronic health records). 
  • about agile participatory and co-design approaches for delivering health IT solutions
  • about practical and innovative software and data management techniques for managing (databases) and using data (data analytics) produced across a range of systems to support decision making, planning, and delivery of better care
  • how to manage complex legal, ethical and governance issues within healthcare
  • how to apply theories and models of human information behaviour to the holistic analysis and design of health and social care systems
  • how technology enabled health and care solutions can be implemented and evaluated at scale


Digital health is the fastest growing economic sector worldwide. It is creating jobs twice as fast as any other economic sector in Scotland and globally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design of Usable Health and Care Systems
  • Health Literacy
  • Information Systems Architecture
  • Health Information Governance
  • Digital Health Implementation
  • Decision Support & Health Analytics
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications 




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent in any subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18100 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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