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Course summary

Technology and data science is revolutionising the way health and social care is delivered around the world. This course will fuse your understanding of computer science and healthcare, teaching you the technological skills needed to drive global change. Why study MSc Digital Health at BU?

  • Bridging the knowledge gap between healthcare and computing, you’ll graduate with the skills needed to address today’s and tomorrow’s design challenges in developing digital health solutions
  • Gain a critical understanding of advanced theoretical knowledge, methods and concepts of relevant digital health technologies required for supporting healthcare and social care services and products
  • Develop specialised technical knowledge and practical skills to take a professional approach to the planning, design and management of digital health products to address real-world healthcare and social care problems
  • If your first degree is computing or healthcare-related, this course will give you the knowledge and skills to become a visionary digital health technologist
  • You’ll understand the healthcare and social care perspective and create a strategic view of digital health product development, as well as manage and lead the development of such products and services.

Modules

Core units - Research Methods for Health & Social Care; Foundations of Health Information Systems; Integrated Digital Healthcare Project; Human-Centred Design; Individual Masters Project. Option units (choose two) - Data Management; Blockchain & Digital Futures; Accessibility & Assistive Technology; Persuasive Technology & Behaviour Change; Smart Systems.


Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject: Computer Science/IT, Engineering, Design, Health and Social Care, Medical Science, Psychology, Business, Law, Forensic Science or MSc in any subject, or similar. IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10000 Year 1
Scotland £10000 Year 1
Wales £10000 Year 1
Channel Islands £10000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £10000 Year 1
EU £17500 Year 1
International £17500 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details. Part-time study: Fees are charged on a pro-rata basis of the full-time fee.
Digital Health at Bournemouth University - UCAS