12 months
39280 GBP/year
39280 GBP/year
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The Applied Digital Health programme at the University of Oxford is a one-year, full-time course, designed to teach the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills needed to drive innovation in the fast-growing area of digital health.


About the course

The Applied Digital Health programme at the University of Oxford is led by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences (NDPCHS), capitalising on the existing breadth of internationally leading digital health research in the department. In addition, the course draws on the expertise of faculty from across the University to create an interdisciplinary learning experience, spanning medicine, social science, engineering, artificial intelligence and data science.

Aimed at early- or mid-career professionals, entrants to the Applied Digital Health MSc will come from a wide range of backgrounds, including clinical medicine, public health, medical sociology, psychology, statistics, computer science and engineering. While no pre-existing knowledge is assumed, applicants must have an interest in both the social and technical aspects of digital health.

Upon successful completion of the course graduates will be able to:

  • discuss the drivers, enablers, barriers and challenges to digital health innovation, using real-world examples
  • summarise the state-of-the-art in digital health tools – including digital therapeutics, digital diagnostics, artificial intelligence, learning health systems and those that facilitate automated care pathways or improved patient (self)management – and both explain and critically evaluate the theories and techniques that underlie them
  • identify and formulate a response to the ethical, policy, regulatory and practice challenges facing digital health
  • explain in detail the need for user-focused development, meaningful evaluation and successful implementation of digital health tools, and propose appropriate methods, actions and processes to meet these requirements
  • describe and apply key qualitative and quantitative research methods used study of digital health care and the evaluation of digital tools, as well as identify the strengths and weaknesses of those research methods.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Health
  • Clinical Informatics for Trials and Health Surveillance
  • Harnessing Big Data to Improve Care
  • Remote Monitoring and Digital Diagnostics
  • Supporting Health Behaviour Change using Digital Tools
  • Digital Transformation of Primary Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications:

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in a subject broadly relevant to the interdisciplinary breadth of digital health medicine or health sciences.

Examples of relevant degrees include biomedical sciences, computer science, engineering, human sciences, mathematics, medical sociology, medicine, neuroscience, psychology, public policy and statistics.

For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.

No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT scores are sought.

Tuition Fee

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    39280 GBP/year
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    39280 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 39280 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

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