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MSc Health Data Science

University of Birmingham

This Masters programme is aimed at graduates with interests in artificial intelligence, health data and advanced computational approaches in the clinical and biomedical space.

It will equip future health data scientists with the knowledge and skills to perform analyses and develop novel tools and methods for this rapidly growing field. It is aimed at students with diverse backgrounds from biomedical/medical domains, including clinical trainees, as well as computer science, mathematics and statistics to conduct their own analyses, and also to create the next generation of cutting-edge health data scientists who will be able to develop new tools and methods matching the latest technological advancements.

Students will learn about the breadth of health data science and its applications, and they will be taught how to design, perform and enhance analyses with the appropriate methods and technologies to address practical medical and clinical questions. Students will also benefit from training in areas such as clinical bioinformatics, health informatics, epidemiology, clinical systems, integrated multimodal data analysis and omics analytics for health data science careers in academia, industry and national health services.

Programme Leads

Dr Andreas Karwath

Dr Karwath is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences and the deputy programme lead for the MSc in Health Data Science. His research interests focus on the integration of clinical data and the extraction of information and patterns from this combined information source using modern AI techniques, such as variational autoencoders (VAEs). He is also interested in cancer risk prediction, application of AI to Diabetes and clinical procedures, predictive toxicology, and the application of learning to rank, predictive toxicology.

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Professor Georgios V. Gkoutos

Professor Gkoutos is an Associate Director of Health Data Research UK and holds the chair of Clinical Bioinformatics, a joint appointment between the University of Birmingham Medical School and the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
£29,340 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time