MSc Health Data Science

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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The Health Data Science MSc at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has six studentships for the coming academic year thanks to the support of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK)

Three awards will cover:

- Tuition fees at the Home (UK) full-time fee rate for 1 year, and
- A tax-free stipend of GBP 16,000.00 (including London Weighting) paid out to the awardees directly in 12 monthly instalments

Three awards will cover:

- 50% of tuition fees at the Home (UK) full-time fee rate for 1 year

To be eligible for a studentship, applicants must:

- Have been assessed for Home (UK) fee status, according to the regulations set out on the UKCISA website.
- Hold an offer of admission for 2021-22 entry for the MSc Health Data Science at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Why this course?

Do you want to better understand the causes of disease and identify new ways to prevent, treat and cure disease?

The increasing amounts of electronically captured and stored health related data provide enormous opportunities to achieve these goals. Making optimal use of these data requires people with wide-ranging expertise in areas including statistics, programming, informatics and epidemiology.

Health Data Science at LSHTM

LSHTM is a world leader in the use of health data for research, with expertise in the creation, linkage and analysis of a wide range of data sources, encompassing data on environmental and social factors as well as ‘omic data, both human and pathogen. In addition, LSHTM has global reach and a large international network of partnerships enabling data science collaborations worldwide.

Our electronic health records (EHR) work encompasses pharmacoepidemiology, phenotyping, vaccine effectiveness/safety, health policy assessment, and infectious disease surveillance. We have expertise in using national audits for quality improvement, and developing NHS performance indicators. Our work is underpinned by an internationally recognised group of biostatistical methodologists.

Application deadlines

All applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure availability of a place and a timely decision on their application. This is particularly important for applicants with sponsorship deadlines.

We strongly advise that you apply early as popular programmes will close earlier than the stated deadline if they become full.

The final closing dates for all taught Master’s applications for entry in the 2021/22 academic year is:

  • Sunday 27 June 2021 at 23:59 UK time for all students requiring a Student visa
  • Sunday 8 August 2021 at 23:59 UK time for all UK, Irish and non-Student visa students

Application fee

A standard application fee of £50 applies to all taught Master’s degree programmes and is payable upon application submission.

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