University of West London
Health Informatics MSc (PG)
University of West London

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The initiative to digitise health and genomics information has created a strong demand for medical informatics professionals. This course will provide you with the broad grounding you need for a range of careers as a health informatics or bioinformatics practitioner in the public and private sectors, within the UK or overseas.

We have designed this degree for graduates with analytical and inquisitive minds who want to work in professional roles that encompass computing and biology, medicine or healthcare. Your studies will help you to develop the Information Communications Technology (ICT) skills and knowledge required to support and improve health and healthcare delivery.

This course has been structured with the modern healthcare sector in mind. Through your studies, you will develop a professional outlook on the effective use of data, information, knowledge and technology in healthcare.

You will learn about the information systems used to manage healthcare, knowledge and data management and leadership and management competence. Your dissertation that will allow you to focus on an area of particular interest and apply your what you have learnt on the course.

Our experienced tutors will provide you with the high-quality teaching and the personal support you need to make the most of your university education.

As a student on this health informatics course you will also benefit from the partnerships that UWL’s School of Computing and Engineering has developed with companies such as Amazon. You will gain vital transferable skills that can be effectively used in healthcare and other industries. These include:

  • integration with big data

  • cloud computing

  • cyber security

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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UK (Hons) degree or equivalent, minimum 2:2 classification, in a computing or healthcare subject area


Average student cost of living in the 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 West London

The University of West London (UWL) is a government funded university in England. West London is made up of eight distinct schools: Claude Littner Business School, London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism, the School of Computing and Engineering, the College of Nursing, London College of Music, the School of Law and Criminology, the School of Human and Social Sciences, and the London School of Film.

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Where is this programme taught

Main site - West London
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