University of Exeter

Our MSc Health Data Science will help you develop innovative skills needed to unlock knowledge from complex health data, to address some of the biggest health challenges that we face across the globe today. This course combines the expertise of our world-renowned health scientists with experts in mathematics and computer science to develop a better understanding of diseases and to find ways to prevent, treat and cure them.
• A platform to many exciting career opportunities in health data in the UK and abroad. The first cohort of students has moved into new careers in the National Health Service, industry and research, including positions in data science & AI, with the Office of National Statistics, and PhDs in the USA, University College London and Cancer Research UK.
• 1 of only 6 new MSc courses in the UK funded by Health Data Research UK (HDRUK). Five students will receive full fees and stipend (EU/UK fees) – deadline 30th April each year.
• A chance to learn and apply your quantitative skills (e.g. computing, maths, statistics) in a health and medical setting, even if you have had no experience in health, medicine or biology. Current students include those from Maths, Engineering, Computer Science backgrounds as well as those from Medicine and Bioscience and some are Professionals in the NHS. But they all share and start the course with data skills – the programme is about improving those existing skills and applying them in a health care and biomedical setting
• A chance to perform research in the real world – we have exciting research project opportunities, including those with placements in the NHS, and health-related industries such as large pharmaceutical companies. Current students have placements in local NHS trusts in the South West, two health data companies, and two pharmaceutical companies.
• A genuinely interdisciplinary experience – the programme is delivered by experts from mathematics, computing, biomedical science, the NHS and industry
• An opportunity to learn about and gain cutting edge skills in the field of health-related data; a rapidly growing area in which the UK excels with access to the largest biobanks, genomic and health services resources.

Entry Requirements

Intercalated programmes are only available to selected students following a medical degree at the University of Exeter Medical School or another medical, veterinary or dental degree-granting institution and who are taking an intercalating year during their programme of study (see University Regulations Governing Honours Degrees, Regulation 1.2, Section 5).
Admission to the programme is by agreement between the University of Exeter Medical School or other institution, the Head of the relevant academic department and the University of Exeter.
• All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis but normally students should be achieving at least a 2:1 and be ranked in the top 50% of their academic cohort.
• The final decision on admissions rests with the course convenor.
• Students may be interviewed in the course of the application process.
• All offers made will be conditional on the student passing the academic year in which they apply.

Closing Dates

5pm, 1st March