Health Informatics MSc

City University London
Course summary
1-2 years
9,000 GBP
Full time/part time
Next available date: September 2020 - London

Course description

Health Informatics MSc

Health Informatics MSc - a City University degree programme

The course provides extensive training in developing skills and knowledge in using ICT in the organisation along with the delivery of effective and efficient healthcare service. Students after completing this course will be able to undertake major projects in ICT healthcare settings.

MSc in Health Informatics is the longest-established postgraduate course in this field in Europe. The course provides indispensable knowledge for the organisation and delivery of an informatics-led health service.

The course is apt for professionals working in health and clinical care who are willing to diverge careers in engineering or science backgrounds.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree, the equivalent from an international institution or an equivalent professional qualification.

Prior degrees should be in a medical or numerate subject, but other degree subjects or professional qualifications can be accepted if a candidate has subsequently had relevant health service or industrial experience.

Other Suitable Qualifications

INTO Postgraduate preparation Programmes

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all four test components)

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

INTO English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Postgraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

MSc in Health.Graduates are prepared for employment in health services (both state and private sectors) in the UK and overseas and in related healthcare industries and organisations.

Students can participate in our professional placement programme, which is supported by the

Professional Liaison Unit. This allows students to undertake their final project within an industrial or research placement over an extended period of time.

You will have the knowledge and skills to enable you to play a significant part in an informatics-led health service designed to deliver effective care.

On graduation you will become a member of a world-wide alumni association, enabling you to be in touch with health informatics professionals at the leading edge of ICT implementation and application in healthcare.

Training Course Content

Typical applicants are clinical and allied health professionals who wish to enhance their careers and computer scientists, engineers and others with relevant technical or professional qualifications who wish to move into a successful career involving the application of ICT in the health service and associated industries. You will be part of a multiprofessional and international cohort and will benefit from a course of lectures given by leading experts and the University's location close to many hospitals and medical centres.

There are six core modules on this course and students also undertake an independent research project.

6 Core Module(s):

Clinical Records

  • Demonstrate a systemic knowledge and understanding of the major practical issues associated with the capture and exchange of clinical data in medicine
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the available techniques and technologies in relation to electronic patients' records
  • Critically appreciate and evaluate the role standard, coding and terminologies in electronic patients' record
  • Utilise a broad range of standards and techniques covered in the module and apply them to the specific clinical patients' record systems.

Data Analysis with Healthcare

  • Interpret the results of a statistical hypothesis test
  • Summarise and tabulate healthcare data and display it graphically self-evaluate their understanding of each topic in relation to that of rest of class
  • Undertake analysis of any data and solve basic problems independently use a standard statistical package with increased understanding of the output use appropriate statistical and related methods in the analysis of healthcare data



  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Part-time EU: £4,500 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,500
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,250 per year

If a student leaves the University after commencing but before completing their course, the University reserves the right to charge the student the tuition / course fee for the full academic year (or full course for capacity limited post-graduate courses - up to a maximum of 2 years fees) in question. The student may be charged the full fee for that year or course as applicable unless the student is able to present justification to the University that exceptional and unforeseeable reasons for their withdrawal exist.

How to pay

The University has introduced an instalment payment scheme which is available to certain categories of students, including taught postgraduate students. For students following the normal academic year, the annual fee may be paid in two equal instalments: the first on registering, the second on 31 January. If you wish to pay your fees by instalment you must pay the first instalment at or before registration, by cheque or credit/debit card. You must also supply your bank details or credit card details for payment of your second instalment which will be deducted automatically from your bank or credit card account on 31st January.

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