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Health Informatics PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Informatics

Course type


Course Summary

Healthcare demand is exceeding supply worldwide and there is a need for radical solutions. Innovative IT approaches are transforming healthcare. Health providers and leading multinationals are investing massively in technology and demand for qualified health informatics professionals is high. This programme offers a detailed overview of health informatics, including telehealth, mHealth, data analytics, knowledge management and decision support. It takes a strong information systems perspective, building transferable skills in areas like soft systems, process modelling, strategy and system development, and focusing these on health.

Health Informatics in Leeds has a strong national and international reputation. We are actively engaged in delivering education, skills, research and development to the NHS and a network of national and international software suppliers. As a student on the Postgraduate Diploma programme, you’ll be actively involved with us in listening to, and informing, the informatics agenda for health. Our alumni have successfully secured health informatics roles in healthcare organisations and industry. Students sponsored by their employers to study with us have reported achieving promotion after completing the course.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date



This module is an introduction to health informatics for students from a variety of backgrounds eg IT, health. Basic IT skills are needed but the module is about how IT is applied to health care and does not involve any programming. It considers the role of information and technology with health care, primarily within England but the delivery of the module allows for debate and discussion of issues that apply to other countries. The module addresses the important political and sociological factors that impact upon the success or otherwise of systems in health. A key component of the module is the application of theory to practice by a visit to a local health care organisation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have a bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons). This is an academically rigorous programme. Applicants with other qualifications may be accepted if they can demonstrate suitable professional experience. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.