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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 advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), ubiquitous sensing and wearable technologies have led to their increased adoption in digital healthcare. The major information and communication technology, electronics and start-up companies are increasingly adopting AI to provide a range of smart solutions for patients’ hospital and home cares.

The innovative AI-based solutions enable more performing diseases diagnoses, personalised treatment plans, together with advanced assistive technologies, for sustainable patients health monitoring and tailored response to their care.

The aim of this 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 of paramount importance. They will also capture the requirements for adopting AI solutions to digital healthcare, with assurances of their ethical, safe and effective deployments.

This course will support you to develop a strong professional capability for adopting modern healthcare needs, together with the technical skills you will require for adopting digital healthcare and AI. You will acquire a strong technical understanding of digital healthcare technologies combined with AI; which are essential in advancing 21st-century digital healthcare in the years to come.  

The option units will enable you to tailor your progressive learning towards the areas that interest you, including from neuronal analysis, smart systems, computer vision to Blockchain.

As a graduate of this course, you will be prepared to undertake employment positions such as AI Scientist, AI Product Director, Clinical AI Fellow and many more.

See Course details for information including how this course will be delivered safely if you’re starting in January 2021 in response Covid-19.

Key information

Next start date:

January 2021, September 2021, January 2022, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time or 2 years with a 30-week placement (September start), 18 months full-time or 30 months with a 30-week placement (January start), 2 years part-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

An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to gain valuable experience through full-time paid industrial placements, for a minimum of 30 weeks.

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.

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