Masters, Diplomas and Certificates
The IHI and its research departments offer the following taught programmes for graduate students:
- Health Data Analytics
This is a new programme which concentrates on approaches to analysing data to support healthcare organisations.
Students are required to arrive with a core understanding of maths, statistics or computing. The course then covers the mathematical and statistical techniques used in analysing health data, and includes a substantial element of health economics, as well as cutting-edge computational techniques such as machine learning.
The programme is delivered via blended learning (which combines online learning and short - 3 day - sessions on campus) and was designed to suit those looking to study alongside full-time work. MSc students will complete a dissertation project, we expect most of these to be completed in collaboration with NHS partner organisations
Graduates will be well prepared to take on roles as data analysts in NHS trusts or consultancy organisations.
- Health Data Science
This programme is designed for students who are seeking a grounding in both the theory and the practice of data-intensive medical research.
Students learn the fundamentals of both epidemiology and database design, alongside developing an understanding of the sophisticated statistical and computational techniques – including machine learning – that are used in analysing large collections of health data for biomedical research.
Teaching is delivered on campus, mainly through lectures and practicals, and the programme can be undertaken full time or part time. All MSc students complete a three month project, many as interns at leading companies in the field including Cerner, Roche, and IQVIA. These internships are paid appointments and can lead on to a full time job with the company. There are also opportunities to work with organisations like NHS Digital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Public Health England.
Many graduates go on to careers in research, either studying for a PhD or working in industry for companies using health data. Past graduates of this programme have been recruited by companies such as Evidera, IQVIA, LinkDoc and Hitachi.
- Health Informatics
This programme focuses on how information and information technology are use in the organisation and delivery of healthcare.
Students learn about the different kinds of information system used in healthcare, how they are commissioned, designed, implemented and introduced into use, and how the data that they are used to capture can be used to drive improvements in care.
The programme is delivered via blended learning (which combines online learning and short - 3 day - sessions on campus). Though designed to suit students in full time work, it is also offered to students who register as full-time and complete all elements of the programme in a single academic year. From 2018, students joining the programme part-time will study for a joint degree with the University of Manchester.
UK graduates go on to a variety of roles, mainly in the management of information and information technology in the healthcare sector, either working for the NHS or for companies selling IT or related services to the NHS. International students often take up similar roles overseas.
- Health and Medical Sciences
This programme is closed to new entrants.