12 months
25740 GBP/year
9810 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Health Data Science programme from University of Birmingham will provide students with a diversity of skills with hands-on expertise in harmonizing, integrating and analysing multimodal healthcare data.


This Health Data Science programme from University of Birmingham is ideally suited to the needs of future health data scientists, enabling them to perform analyses and develop novel tools and methods for this rapidly growing field. It is aimed at students with diverse backgrounds from biomedical/medical domains, including clinical trainees, as well as Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics to conduct their own analyses, and also to create the next generation of cutting-edge health data scientists who will be able to develop new tools and methods matching the latest technological advancements.

Students will learn about the breadth of the fields of health data science, from medicine and biology, over ethics and health care systems and clinical practice, to mathematical modelling and computer science. They will be able to design, perform and enhance analyses with the appropriate methods and technologies to address practical medical and clinical questions.

The MSc in Health Data Science leverages University teaching staff diversity – including biomedical, clinical, social, engineering, computer science, informatics, computational, mathematical and applied health sciences – alongside that of our external partners. This will deliver training across the breadth of health data science and research from clinical bioinformatics, health informatics, epidemiology, clinical systems, patient-focused systems, bioinformatics and omics analytics. 

Why study this course?

Students on the Health Data Science programme will:-

  • be embedded within a unique,  diverse, collaborative, interdisciplinary ecosystem integrating academic, NHS and industry and exposed to a rich training ground for the next generation of health data scientists.
  • acquire principles/skills governing health data science, their foundations, and experience/training in their effective application within real-world healthcare settings
  • gain an in depth understanding of  healthcare systems, their underlying ethics and governance structures as well as of the role current/potential future applications of health data science in delivery of patient-centred care alongside patient-provider interactions and wider aspects of healthcare delivery
  • understand how health data science skills can revolutionise utilisation of the relatively-untapped resource of healthcare data and patient-specific genome information for research, clinical care and innovation in the 21st century

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computing Practices in Health Data Science 
  • Essentials of Mathematics and Statistics 
  • Data Analytics & Statistical Machine Learning
  • Genomics & Next Generation Sequencing 
  • Epidemiology and Health Informatics 
  • Integrative Multimodal Data Analytics
  • Interdisciplinary Health Data Research Project

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

2:1 or equivalent undergraduate degree in Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science or other relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25740 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9810 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • UK: £4,905 part-time
  • International: £12,870 part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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