University of Leeds
Health Informatics with Data Science PgCert
University of Leeds

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Healthcare demand currently exceeds supply worldwide and there’s a need for radical and innovative IT solutions. That’s why health providers and leading multinationals are investing massively in technology, and demand for qualified health informatics and data sciences is high.

To prepare you for these unique challenges ahead, at Leeds you’ll:

• explore a new and innovative approach to Health informatics, statistics and computer science that focuses on patient benefit and sophisticated, high quality healthcare. • address human and technical challenges in healthcare. • develop your knowledge of fundamental statistical, social, and governance concepts • study a multidisciplinary approach to Health Informatics with a social science perspective as well as health economics and behavioural sciences.

Through years of teaching and research, we’ve developed a strong national and international reputation in Health Informatics. Our staff are actively engaged in delivering education and skills, and are involved in a variety of ongoing research projects to improve and redesign NHS services to better serve patients. Developing research capacity in health informatics and data science is a priority area for the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and staff contribute expertise to the NIHR Academy’s Research Methods Incubator. With us, you will be actively involved in listening to, and informing, the informatics and data science agenda for health.

You will benefit from our location too. The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest UK hospital trust and Leeds. Leeds is also the headquarters for many Department of Health organisations, including NHS Digital and NHS England, who have historically provided guest speakers to the course. Leeds is also home to a thriving digital economy, including leading healthcare technology providers TPP (SystmOne) and EMIS.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 7 with no less than 6.5 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing
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First degree in a relevant subject e.g. Social Sciences, STEMM, Nursing (or equivalent) 2:1 OR previous work experience (minimum 2 years) of handling and/or analysing data. This is an academically rigorous course. Applicants with other qualifications may be accepted if they can demonstrate suitable professional experience. Contact the admissions office if you are unsure of your eligibility. This course is also available as an intercalated programme to students who have completed three years of a UK medical degree (or international equivalent) and are normally ranked in the top 50% of their year of study. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the Admissions Team. Students whose 1st language is not English, should have an IELTS 7 overall, with no less than 6.5 in each component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Leeds is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is a government funded research university based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The main campus is situated approximately one mile north of Leeds city centre, and is also close to the popular student neighbourhoods of Hyde Park, Woodhouse, and Headingley.

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