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Study Health Informatics at UCL

Led by specialists at the UCL Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education - CHIME, the UCL programme is one of the most respected in its field, offering:

  • a unique combination of personal learning, theoretical challenge and practical application;
  • engagement with leading thinkers in the field;
  • the opportunity to study at one of the world's leading universities;
  • participation in a thriving network of academics, clinicians and informatics professionals

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Who studies Health Informatics at UCL?

Health Informatics is a subject of growing importance, with exciting career development prospects for clinicians, managers, administrators and technologists, as the NHS Careers in Health Informatics website demonstrates.

The UCL programme is designed around a range of learning pathways to meet the needs of students from various backgrounds and with various learning objectives. These might include:

  • hospital doctors, nurses and other clinical health care professionals;
  • primary and secondary care ICT professionals;
  • general practitioners;
  • pharmacists;
  • community-based health and social care professionals;
  • healthcare managers;
  • directors of nursing;
  • directors of foundation trusts, care trusts, mental health trusts and ambulance trusts;
  • hospital clinic managers;
  • medical directors;
  • service improvement managers;
  • healthcare librarians;

Some of our former students have written Alumni Profiles describing their experiences and what they gained from studying Health Informatics at UCL.

A Choice of Learning Pathways

The UCL Health Informatics Programme is part-time and modular. Each taught module takes place over an 8-week period and combines supported web-based learning with a block of three consecutive days' attendance. The Programme may be completed in two to five years, leading to the award of an MSc, a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate.

Students for whom committing to a full programme is not possible can take one or two taught modules as Continuing Education students in the first instance, submit assessments to receive university credits, and then apply for admission to the full Postgraduate Programme.

Programme components:
Postgraduate Certificate:
Postgraduate Diploma:
MSc:
 
Individual taught modules for continuing education and development with the option of joining the programme later
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 

Teaching

A Wide Variety of Modules

We understand that our students come from a variety of different professional backgrounds, and that each wants something different out of the academic experience.

Accordingly, all students enrolled on the health informatics programme can pick from the full range of CHIME taught modules to build a personal study pathway that meets their individual learning needs. This allows students to blend gaining formal credit in areas where they have experience and feel confident with broadening their outlook to learn about new areas of the field.

Subject to organisational constraints, students may also choose from modules taught elsewhere in UCL.

For students working towards the MSc degree, the MSc Dissertation runs as a long-term module supplementing academic supervision of the student's project with regular support sessions.

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Resources for Students of Health Informatics at UCL

Students on all pathways through the Postgraduate Programme have access to a phenomenal range of intellectual, practical and support resources.

UCL - London's Global University

UCL - University College London - is the oldest and largest of the institutions that make up the University of London and has one of the highest ratings in the country for both teaching and research. Students benefit from all the facilities of a modern, internationally renowned university including three medical libraries, a careers service, sporting facilities, a theatre, and a lively students' union.

CHIME students have access to the facilities and activities of the UCL Graduate School.

Facilities at CHIME

The programme is based at the Archway Campus of UCL Medical School which supports numerous undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and a diverse range of research groups.

Entry requirements

The programme is academically rigorous and most students have at least an upper second-class honours degree. Applicants with other qualifications may be accepted if they can demonstrate suitable professional experience.

How do I apply?

The programme starts in September. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and early application is encouraged. Applications are made through UCL Admissions. For more information visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate-study/

Fees and studentships

Studentships may be available for UK and EU applicants to assist with the payment of fees. Please contact us for further information

The fees for 2014/15 are listed below:

Award UK/EU Overseas
MSc in Health Informatics £8,500 £21,700
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics £5,700 £14,700
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Informatics £2,900 £7,200

Source: Fee Schedule for Postgraduate Taught Programmes 2014-15

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For further information, please contact:

The Programme Administrator
UCL CHIME
3rd Floor, Wolfson House
Stephenson Way
London NW1 2HE

Email: Courses-CHIME@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 3549 5299

Fax: + 44 (0)20 7679 5064

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"CHIME’s Health Informatics programme was quite flexible and ideal for people with full-time jobs. The modular nature of the programme enabled me to stop and start the course because of my work commitments."

Dr Bernard Fernando, MSc Health Informatics 2003, General Practioner

“To find out so much about a discipline that is still in its infancy and developing very rapidly, and to have the opportunity to get involved with it, and shape its development is thrilling.“

Dr Chris Martin - MSc Health Informatics, General Practitioner