M.Sc. On Campus

Health Data Science for Applied Precision Medicine

University of Dundee

12 months
24100 GBP/year
9600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Learn how genetically-informed precision medicine applies big data, genomics and biomarker information to inform the healthcare of individuals and populations through this Health Data Science for Applied Precision Medicine programme from University of Dundee. 


Precision medicine is an area of growing importance globally. It integrates genome and biomarker data with big data from healthcare to target safe, effective treatments to individual patients. Understanding why individuals differ in susceptibility to disease and response to treatment has clear benefits, as the global Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted.

You’ll access anonymised real healthcare data linked to genome and clinical imaging data, and use expertise from renowned biomedical scientists to gain applied skills and knowledge in the field.

This unique bioresource, linked to medical records at the University of Dundee, has played a major role in globally significant research and continues to impact our understanding of Covid-19.

Throughout the Health Data Science for Applied Precision Medicine programme from University of Dundee, you’ll learn by doing. This will involve:

  • examining principles and current practice of precision medicine and its clinical benefits
  • gaining data management and governance skills for research use of medical data using R statistical software
  • exploring epidemiology and population genetics and how genes influence drug response and side effects (pharmacogenetics)


Precision medicine is a multidisciplinary subject and therefore this course is designed to be flexible for a wide range of backgrounds. This includes healthcare professionals wishing to gain a broad base for practical experience in precision medicine as well as bioinformaticians and computer scientists interested in applying their skills in this area.

Whatever your background, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the field. You will enhance your capabilities in disseminating research work as well as develop transferable skills in critical thinking, and applying knowledge to problems and systems that are relevant to your current or future place of work. You will understand the process for successful application of precision medicine in a healthcare system.

Roles in the field include lab-based biomedicine and computational scientists, geneticists, bioinformaticians, data analysts, and clinicians. There are also opportunities for commercial development roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence methods in healthcare
  • Epidemiology 
  • Precision Medicine: Principles and Practices
  • Fundamentals of Applied Health Data Science for Precision Medicine Research
  • Research Methods 
  • Advanced Applied Health Data Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need at least an upper second class degree in a relevant scientific discipline (for example biological or medical sciences), or an appropriate health professional qualification such as medicine and allied health professions.
  • All prospective students will need to undergo a technical interview to ensure they have the necessary background knowledge to undertake the course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24100 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9600 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Ukraine, Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland - £ 9,600

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 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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