University of Liverpool

The MSc in Health Data Science programme provides specialist training in the area of Health Data Science, aiming to educate current and future health data scientists, at all career stages, including those in the public and private sectors. Training is grounded in the team science approach to addressing important health research questions, including theory alongside practical application, and introducing you to new forms of health data. Team science communication skills development will be an essential component of each module of the programme.Developed by internationally excellent research groups in biostatistics, public health, and computer science, combined with a number of world-leading centres in strategic areas of health, the programme offers a rigorous curriculum with research-focused teaching, training, and development in health data science.The programme will expose you to core health research, statistics and computer science modules, with the opportunity to obtain specialised knowledge along a statistics track, computer science track, or a combination.By completing the first semester you qualify for the PG certificate. By completing the second, you qualify for the PG Diploma. Then, by completing your dissertation, you qualify for the MSc.The programme is in a blended format using both online and campus based delivery. It is available on both a full-time and part-time basis.

Entry Requirements

The programme is open to graduates from degree courses with a substantial quantitative methods content (specifically statistics and/or computer science elements). We also encourage applications from health-related professions or those with non-standard qualifications, who will be considered on their individual merits.Some of the optional modules included in the programme require programming skills of a standard commensurate with an individual who has completed a first degree in computer science.The normal minimum entry requirement for this programme is a UK upper second-class degree or equivalent overseas degree, together with an acceptable English language qualification (IELTS 7 or equivalent, with no band less than 6.5).Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see for English Language requirements specific to your country.If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes. Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes; you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at

Closing Date

Students are advised to apply early.