UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Health Informatics

Today's society faces the challenge of providing high-quality, patient-centred, sustainable and affordable healthcare, in an environment of increased demand and scarce resources. The course aims to form future leaders who will address this challenge, transforming healthcare delivery through the use of information and communication technologies.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Students who do not meet these requirements but have appropriate professional experience will also be considered. Students who have previously undertaken CPD may apply for accreditation of prior learning.

Course modules

Core modules: principles of health informatics; options: research methods in healthcare; information systems in healthcare; shared care and electronic health records; patient safety and clinical risk; clinical knowledge and decision making; ehealth: patients and the internet; information law and governance in clinical practice; healthcare quality and evidence based practice; using information in healthcare management.

Assessment methods

The programme is taught by 'blended learning', and therefore includes interactive online teaching and face-to-face lectures, seminars and workshops including substantial use of examples of real clinical systems. Assessment is through examination, critical evaluations, technical tasks, coursework and project reports, compulsory programming and database assignments, and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Mixed mode - 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 23,020 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Variable - 2 years
MSc Mixed mode - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
MSc Mixed mode - 2 years
PgCert Variable - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 6 months
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Variable - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

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