UCL Institute of Health Informatics


Data Science for Research in Health and Biomedicine MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Techniques for linking and analysing large complex datasets are transforming medical research and creating exciting new commercial opportunities. This programme offers a unique blend of training in biomedical research, statistics and computer science to equip graduates for roles in this rapidly emerging field.

Whether you come from a technical or other numerate discipline such as mathematics or computer science, or are clinically trained in medicine or an allied field, this programme is one of the first in the UK to offer you routes into a new kind of research career.

What will students learn?

Students will gain skills spanning computer science, clinical research, and statistical analysis. Students will benefit from teaching expertise drawn from UCL, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and other collaborators in the Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research. The programme is designed to be practical, cross-disciplinary and closely linked to cutting edge research and practice at UCL and our partner organisations.


Graduates of this programme will be equipped for roles in the pharmaceutical industry, the NHS and technology start-ups, as well as academia.

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