Digital Health

3 years
May 2024
Online learning

Be part of a digital health-ready workforce, as the global market expands to reach a predicted £408 billion by 2025. Our online taught PGCert, PGDip and MSc Digital Health courses, will equip you to work in the digital healthcare organisations of the 21st century.

Why study with us

  • You’ll understand the pragmatic use of digital health technologies in the NHS, such as artificial intelligence, robotics and wearables.
  • Tailor your study to your career aspirations, professional or organisational needs and interests. Because this programme is online, you can fit your studies around your work and other commitments.
  • Each award threshold enables you to engage in a programme that suits you. Choose the relevant qualification to enhance your work in health or health technology industries.

What you'll do

  • You’ll be joining the course at a time of fast-paced change in the NHS and digital healthcare developments. You’ll learn from a course team with a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion.
  • You’ll develop a range of clinical and non-clinical skills, and have the opportunity to reflect on how these can be used in your practice.
  • The MSc Digital Health programme is not just about skills development. It includes academic development, so you can ensure that your clinical practice is research-informed.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

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Dr Michael Farrell
Senior Lecturer in Integrated Clinical Practice
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Michael is Course Lead for the Clinical Practice, Management, and Education programme, the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Studies programme, and the MSc in Digital Health programme.

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Nigel Garratt
Deputy Head of School (Business Development and Partnership)
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Nigel is a member of the School’s Executive Team and is involved in a wide array of functions within the school providing professional, collaborative leadership and management, whilst striving for and ensuring the achievement of excellent standards, evaluating performance and eng…


  • The centre is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons, a professional membership organisation and registered charity which exists to advance patient care. The Royal College of Surgeons of England, registered charity number 212808.

Future careers in digital health

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to thrive as healthcare embraces new technologies. There’s an increasing need for digital healthcare solutions to meet the changing needs and expectations of patients, and to evolve with developments in information management and technology. That means there's an influx of digital health jobs.

Fees and funding

Distance Part-time£1,100 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£1,100 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£1,100 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£1,100 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

Frequently asked questions


This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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