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Full time | Talbot Campus | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type


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.

Career opportunities

Potential career opportunities include health systems and service designers, data analyst, application and systems developer, information governance manager, user experience consultant/practitioner, clinical information manager or planning and performance manager.

Please see our website for the application deadlines. You should apply as early as possible to be considered for your course of choice. If you require a student visa, apply for the visa as soon as you have an unconditional offer and receive your CAS. There may be delays in visa processing in your country and you need to be in Bournemouth ready to study for the start of term.


Health information systems serve multiple users for various purposes and they provide the underpinnings for health-related decision-making. This unit aims to help you learn the fundamentals of health information systems by introducing the key concepts, principles, processes and related issues, and carrying out relevant activities in the analysis and design of health information systems. Besides, the unit will cover health data generation, compilation, analysis, synthesis, communication and analytics. You will develop an understanding of the legal and ethical issues surrounding the implementation of health information systems and the use of electronic health data.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject, or equivalent. 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.

University information

Based by the sea in south-west England, just two hours from London by train, Bournemouth University offers over 90 taught Master’s courses as well as many research programmes. 16% of its students are in postgraduate study, meaning you’ll be joining a thriving postgraduate community. The university has four academic faculties, divided into numerous individual subject areas: Health & Social Sciences Departments: Medical Science & Public...more

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