University of Liverpool

Offering specialist training for current and aspiring health data scientists, this MSc combines research-focused teaching, training and development in an emerging discipline.Whether you’re an experienced professional, recent graduate or intercalating medical student, you’ll benefit from our collaborative team-based approach. We’ll tackle important health research questions and work with new forms of health data, you’ll discover how health data science can enhance our understanding of disease and health careYou’ll receive a comprehensive overview of statistical concepts and explore the role of databases in modern information systems. A combination of theory and practice will prepare you for analysing, manipulating and interpreting the vast amounts of data generated in health care settings.We’ll also reveal the exciting potential of digital technology for enhancing health care interventions. This includes focusing on actionable analytics, thinking about how to transform data from information into actions that drive real-world improvements in health care settings. Further specialisation in advanced biostatistics, artificial intelligence and data mining is possible.The culmination of the MSc is a significant research project that enables you to make an original contribution to knowledge in health data science.This programme is supported by Health Data Research UK – the national institute for health data science.

Entry Requirements

You will normally need a 2:1 honours degree or above, or equivalent. This degree should include substantial quantitative methods content in statistics and/or computer science.We also encourage applications from those working in health-related professions or those with non-standard qualifications. Each application will be assessed on its own merits.As part of your application, you will be required to provide a personal statement outlining your learning ambitions, past achievements in academic or professional activities relevant to the programme and data science experience to date.Please note, some of the optional modules on the course require programming skills of a standard equivalent to a first degree in computer science.For full details, including international entry requirements, please visit the course page on the University of Liverpool website. If you have any queries about the specifics of eligibility for intercalating medical students, please contact the Postgraduate Recruitment Team above.

Closing Date

Application deadlines based on your current status are available via the course page on the University of Liverpool website.