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MSc Healthcare Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

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Year of Entry 2022/23

Healthcare Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Part-time Computing

Shape the future of healthcare, from vision to practice, using state-of-the-art technologies in data analytics and artificial intelligence.

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What is the fee? Home: £8,745 for the course
International/EU: £14,895 for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2022

Course summary

  • Manage the procurement, implementation and evaluation of digital healthcare technologies

  • Evaluate the ethics surrounding data and artificial intelligence systems in a healthcare environment

  • Utilise data frameworks in order to develop new predictive healthcare analytics

  • Apply and critically appraise AI and data analytics technologies for their suitability to the healthcare sector

This course helps you develop into a graduate with unique skills as a digital healthcare professional. You will study the business requirements for healthcare data analytics and AI products, and learn to manage them following deployment. You will appreciate the challenge of working with such technology from a regulatory, legal and ethical perspective.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This course combines online and face-to-face learning, and much of the content is delivered by AI practitioners from the NHS and healthcare AI/analytic suppliers. 

You learn through

  • Lectures/seminars
  • Practical Labs (computer and robotics)
  • Classroom quizzes
  • Presentations
  • Minute Papers
  • Study group feedback

Course leaders and tutors

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Neha Sehgal
Senior Lecturer

Applied learning

Live projects

Over the course, we tailor assignments and projects to the needs of actual healthcare organisations or your own areas of interest, to maximise the value of your studies. In one of your modules, you will have an opportunity to learn about the practical application of analytics and artificial intelligence within a project framework. You will also look at where artificial intelligence is being/will be used to support health and social care practitioners, allowing them to provide the best quality of life for their patients. 

Networking opportunities 

The programme is also supported by several NHS Trusts and providers of healthcare technologies who will provide input into your learning and contribute to your development. You’ll be taught by professionals who are active in their field, giving you an industry-focused knowledge of your subject.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • Healthcare solutions architecture
  • Clinical informatics
  • Project management
  • Systems procurement management
  • Systems training/education
  • Information management

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • Various computer systems and simulations 
  • The handling and manipulation of large data sets
  • Machine Learning systems
  • Cognitive robots and other interactive systems

Entry requirements

All students

A minimum of a lower second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A relevant Master’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution is desirable.

We do accept applications from people with a wide range of qualifications, and we do consider professional experience if students do not have a relevant first degree.

GCSE Maths and English Language or Literature at grade C or 4, equivalencies accepted.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Ethics Of Healthcare Information Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Healthcare And Information Systems Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Healthcare Knowledge And Data Management Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Procuring And Implementing Healthcare Projects For Transformational Change Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Learning Systems And Data Analysis For Healthcare Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Skills And Dissertation Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Smart And Interactive Healthcare Technologies Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £8,745 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,895 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.

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This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

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