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MSc Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence

  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time, Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

Recent algorithmic and technological advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and wearable technology have resulted in its increased adoption in digital health solutions. Big technology companies and start-ups are increasingly employing AI to solve a range of problems for patients and hospitals. These innovative AI solutions will help diagnose disease, recommend treatment plans, recommend assistive technologies, detect vital signs with no specialised equipment, and more.

The UK government has highlighted the importance of AI in the healthcare industry, with the recent (2018) announcement to give £50m in funding to develop AI products to improve diagnosis of diseases including cancer.

The aim of this interdisciplinary course is to build a workforce of AI specialists in the area of digital health. Our graduates will understand the challenges in designing and deploying AI driven digital health products in an industry where regulation, responsibility, and legal implications are particularly important, and understand the requirements for bringing AI solutions to the digital health market to ensure they are safe, effective, and ethical.

Key information

Next start date:

January 2020, September 2020, January 2021, September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

September: 12 months full-time, 24 months with a 12 month placement or 2 years part-time. January: 16 months full-time

Required subjects:

Computing, Technology, Maths, Physics, Engineering, Data Sciences or Data Analytics

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject, or equivalent.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic), with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification.

Download the programme specification (pdf 322kb)

Placement opportunities

The optional placement provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand industry experience and apply the learning that you have achieved through the course.

The placement can be paid employment but voluntary work can be just as useful.

Find out more about placements for postgraduate students

Your application

Entry requirements

Careers

Upon completion of this course, you will possess the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to enter the business computing profession, regardless of whether you currently hold any IT qualifications. As Information Technology forms a core part of the business function for many organisations, you will enjoy a wide range of career opportunities in a variety of industries.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.