Digital Health MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Digital Health MSc/PGDip/PGCert

School of Medicine


Post- graduate




Preston, Burnley & Westlakes

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

  • Duration:

    Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

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  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, None

  • Campus:

    Preston, Burnley & Westlakes

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Why study this programme?

With the global market for digital health expected to reach almost £408 billion by 2025, there is huge impetus to create a digital health-ready workforce that is equipped to work in the digitally literate healthcare organisations of the 21st Century.  It will be increasingly important that doctors and other healthcare professionals are able to exploit digital opportunities in healthcare to improve patient outcomes; to deliver safe care more efficiently and effectively and to bridge the gaps between different teams within health and social care. 

The huge advances in healthcare that will flow from the revolution in biosciences and information technologies require a quantum change in how we approach the training of our future workforce. A broad understanding of the requirements of the current system and why this fundamental shift is required form the basis of our programme.

Entry Requirements

  • Will normally have a British honours degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education.
  • Non-standard applicants are welcomed.  Recognition of Prior and Work-Based Learning in accordance with University regulations may be available.
  • Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent)

Programme at a Glance

  • MB4089 Tele Health
  • MB4080 Artificial Intelligence
  • MB4081 Augmented Reality
  • MB4086 Robotics
  • MB4088 Smart Pharma
  • MB4083 Implantable Technologies
  • MB4084 Patient Monitoring
  • MB4087 Self-care with the aid of technologies (Apps and Wearables)

  • MB4085 Population Health; the application of digital health at a ‘macro’ level (‘big data’)
  • MB4082 Governance in Digital Health Solutions
  • MB4066 Research Methods for Medical and Clinical Practice, Education and Management OR
  • MB4060 Evidence-Based Practice
  • MB4022 Dissertation


  • MB4003 Professional Project

Further Information

The MSc Digital Health is a modular programme wholly delivered digitally, allowing for a fully distance-based package of learning. Online tutors are available through either webinars or one to one online learning environments.

You will access downloadable podcasts with updated content on all of the key elements of the programme from national leaders in the NHS and digital fields. We will provide online assessment with rapid feedback and challenge.

Course Highlights

  • A modular programme wholly delivered digitally, allowing for a fully distance-based package of learning
  • Downloadable ‘podcasts’ with updated content on all of the key elements of the programme, with national leaders in the NHS and digital fields
  • Active participation in developing digital programmes either in industry or a clinical setting
  • Developing an understanding of the pragmatic use of digital technologies in the NHS, such as AI/Robotics and wearables
  • A critical approach to the ethics of digitalisation and how this fit with reducing health inequalities.
  • A relevant qualification to enhance your portfolio for working in health or the health technology industries
  • Access to a cutting-edge programme as part of the widening participation programme and improving health in challenged communities and supporting self-care and monitoring in chronic disease.
  • An emphasis on critical analysis and research into digital healthcare.

How to Apply

Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.

If you want to continue and apply now, you can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.


Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400


Fees 2020/21

Full-time: £7,920 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £880 per 20-credit module (UK/EU)

International Students

Full-time: £14,000
Part-time: £1,555 per 20 credit module

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

If you're thinking of studying a master's or doctoral degree you could be eligible for a loan from the Government to help you study.

For additional help with financing your studies, UCLan offers a range of Postgraduate scholarships, studentships, bursaries and the Alumni loyalty discount.

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