Health Data Science MSc/PGDip/PGCert

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 months
  • Programme start: September 2022
  • Entry requirements: Quantitative sciences graduates with an upper 2:1 degree with substantial statistical and/or computer science. Also health-related professionals or those with non-standard qualifications, on individual merits. See 'Entry Requirements' for details.
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About us

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

The University of Liverpool has been at the forefront of Health & Life Sciences research for 130 years and continues to build on the impressive research knowledge, experience, resources and partnerships that have been amassed. The Faculty has over 2,300 staff, 6,000 undergraduates and 1,000 postgraduate students who, together with many alumni and partners, are helping to build the University’s reputation every day.

As a Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in a civic university, we owe it to our local community to address their unmet health needs. We're taking the innovative, world-leading research we do globally and delivering a meaningful impact on health outcomes locally. 

The total cost of research projects awarded in 2018/19 within the Faculty was £60million, and 81% of our research is ranked world-leading and internationally excellent.

The Faculty has four Institutes:

  • Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences
  • Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences
  • Institute of Population Health
  • Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology.

Institute of Population Health

The Institute of Population Health drives population health scholarship through scientific programmes and civic partnerships, infused with education, learning and research, for understanding how biology, behaviours, environments, policies and technologies interact to determine physical and mental health, wellbeing and life chances.


Department of Health Data Science

The Department of Health Data Science receives funding from UKRI, NIHR, EC, CRUK, Wellcome Trust as well as a number of charities.

The Department focusses on the development and application of statistical methods and techniques to further our understanding of disease mechanisms and risk factors, develop and validate diagnostic and prognostic tools, and investigate novel interventions. The increasingly large amount of healthcare data currently collected opens the door to exciting challenges and opportunities, where the application of complex statistical approaches can be used to optimise the information available, with the primary goal of improving health care delivery processes and interventions in our community and beyond.


Department address

Department of Health Data Science
University of Liverpool
Block F Waterhouse Building
1-5 Brownlow Street
L69 3GL

Telephone: +44 (0)151 794 9752

Email: nyreecol@liverpool.ac.uk