Health Data Science

Graduates will develop the key statistical and computing skills needed to design studies, analyse, interpret and translate research findings to evaluate health interventions, services, programmes, and policies.

The modules will be delivered by statisticians, bioinformaticians, clinicians, mathematicians, health economists, epidemiologists and computer scientists including invited speakers from Medtech, Pharma and Data Science. The foundation courses provide a broad range of skills in statistical modelling, machine learning and clinical research. These skills are brought to fruition in an interdisciplinary capstone research project with either an academic or industry focus. If you want to be at the forefront of this revolution of Healthcare in Ireland or globally then this is the MSc for you.


1. Taught by world leaders in statistical data science in the health domain, from the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and the School of Medicine.

2. Data science is a skillset in high demand across a wide range of healthcare industries both overseas and in Ireland (e.g., listed on the Irish Critical Skills Occupations list).

3. This conversion masters designed for high performing graduates, or those with relevant industry experience, can be tailored to those from a range disciplines to upskill in statistical data science.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirement is an upper second class (or equivalent) honours degree from a recognised University in a relevant subject (e.g., statistics, mathematics, health, biomedical sciences, engineering, computer science) or evidence of achievement at postgraduate level. Performance in the last two years of study will be considered. Students with an insufficient quantitative background must pass a preparatory course.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible, but before the end of April (preceding commencement of the programme in September). Places will be offered on a rolling basis. The final application deadline is 31 May 2023


1 Year Full Time
2 Years Part Time

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Career Opportunities
The graduates of this programme will be equipped with a skill set that is in high demand in the Healthcare, Pharma, MedTech, Biomedical, Sport Science and Health Insurance sectors as well as in academia. Data Scientist has been described at the "best job in America" by Glassdoor and "the most promising career" by LinkedIn, further confirmed by Harvey Nash and KPMG who recently reported that Big Data Analytics is the most in-demand skillset. The Irish National Skills Council expect high growth in data science with a compound annual growth rate of 8–9%.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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