• University of Edinburgh

MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care

Elevate your career in health and social care with crucial data science skills. This online master’s will ensure you gain the expertise to advance in your career and thrive in the data-driven health sector.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    3-6 Years Part-time
  • Language

    English
  • Total Tuition Fee

    £19,100

MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3-6 Years Part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    £19,100

    Develop data science skills with The University of Edinburgh

    Data is transforming the delivery of health and social care. Because of this, health and social care professionals with data science skills are becoming increasingly sought after.

    This online master’s degree from The University of Edinburgh will arm you with the in-demand data skills to improve health and social care systems.

    Whether you currently work in health and social care or a computational role, or you’re interested in starting your career in data science, you’ll develop expertise to excel in your chosen field.

    Advance your career in data science

    Throughout the master’s, you’ll gain the skills to be able to use the power of data in your current role. These skills can open opportunities to new career paths and promotion within the health and social care sector.

    Choose from a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, or MSc. Or, study single or multiple courses with PPD.

    What skills will you learn?

    • Data science
    • Decision analytics
    • Data analytics
    • Big data
    • Data research

    To be eligible for this master’s, you should have:

    • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a health-related degree or in a relevant subject appropriate to the programme of study such as life sciences, social sciences, mathematics, statistics, engineering, computer science, or other related discipline. • We may also consider your application if you have a minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience; please contact the programme team to check before you apply. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance.

    English language requirements

    • Regardless of your nationality or country of residence, you must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

    English language tests

    We accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified: • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component. • TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements. • C1 Advanced (CAE) / C2 Proficiency (CPE): total 176 with at least 169 in each component. • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components. • PTE Academic: total 62 with at least 59 in each component. • Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the programme you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity ISE or PTE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

    After completing the MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care master’s you will be able to:

    • demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and methods, governance, and implications of data science in health and social care • create, identify, and evaluate data-driven solutions to solve complex problems in healthcare and social services contexts • demonstrate the skills and capacity to analyse facts and situations and apply creative and inventive thinking to develop appropriate solutions • articulate and effectively explain information and to adapt communication styles for different people, situations, and audiences • work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment to deliver data-driven solutions

    MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3-6 Years Part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    £19,100

    If you’d like to know more, please answer a few questions and The University of Edinburgh will get in touch with you with more information.

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