City, University of London

City, University of London

Health Informatics

This course is for health professionals who wish to enhance their careers with an informatics qualification, and computer scientists, engineers and others with relevant technical or professional qualifications who wish to move into a successful career involving the application of informatics in the health service. You will have a keen interest in developing high-quality and sustainable healthcare through the application of informatics solutions and a desire to be part of the newest and fastest growing specialty in health care. Health Informatics at City University London is the only such MSc in the UK to be accredited by the British Computer Science Society. The Health Informatics MSc at City University London aims to develop future leaders in the field who will transform healthcare with informatics-led approaches. High-quality teaching is a healthy balance of theory and practice, with a strong focus on real-world applications including EHR systems, clinical data analytics, mobile technology and telemedicine. University teaching is supported by guest lectures from medicine and industry and you will also benefit from City University's central location close to many hospitals. Further, you will be part of a highly multi-professional and strongly international cohort bringing together multiple points of view on national and international computerized healthcare initiatives. Health Informatics at City University London is the only such MSc in the UK to be accredited by the British Computer Science Society.

Course modules

Taught Core Modules: Clinical Records; Data Analysis with Healthcare; Information for Decisions in Healthcare; Knowledge Management in Healthcare; Telemedicine; Research, Methods and Professional Issues. Taught Elective Modules: Choose two options from the following - Databases; Information Architecture; Project Management; Programming with Java; Practices and Theories in Interaction Design.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed through a combination of coursework and examination. Students successfully completing eight modules and the dissertation will be awarded 180 credits and a masters level qualification. Alternatively, students who do not complete the dissertation but have successfully completed eight modules will be awarded 120 credits and a postgraduate diploma. Successful completion of four modules (60 credits) will lead to the award of a postgraduate certificate.

Sponsorship information

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 28 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 28 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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