MSc Health Technology


Program Description

subject to final UWE Bristol approval

The use of digital technology in healthcare is growing at a rapid rate. These technologies are transforming our approach to healthcare challenges on a global scale. From diagnosing and monitoring diseases such as dementia to diabetes to using smart technology to treat health conditions linked to current environmental threats, such as water and air pollution.

A cross-subject degree

MSc Health Technology caters to students from a broad range of disciplines, from healthcare and biomedical science to robotics and engineering. We are one of the first universities in the region to offer a degree of this kind.

This is a multi-disciplinary degree that bridges the gap between health and technology by blending both worlds. The course addresses an industry skills shortage for AI, cybersecurity and robotics in healthcare, providing the opportunity to enhance your employability, as well as your knowledge.

The degree offers flexibility to choose from a diverse range of research projects, tailored to your interests.

Flexible entry routes

The course is aimed at those with a health or science background, looking to develop a career in digital healthcare.

If you are a current undergraduate student studying a science or health-related discipline, you will build on your existing degree in a new, future-focused direction.

Entrepreneurs or STEM and healthcare professionals can also benefit, advancing their career prospects through CPD and enterprise opportunities.

Real-world experience

Develop real-world, practical experience in the latest facilities, including our new engineering building and virtual simulation labs. By applying your knowledge, you will put theory into action and bring your passions to life.

Collaborating with our Health Tech Hub ensures your course content is up-to-date and adaptable to emerging technology trends. You will also benefit from strong industry links on our doorstep, within Bristol's thriving technology centre.

hospital, healthcare, medical


You will study:

  • Innovation for Healthcare
  • AI/Robotics, Applications in Healthcare
  • Disease, Diagnosis and Monitoring
  • Research Methods

Plus, two optional modules from:

  • Advanced AI and Cyber Security
  • Assisted Robotics
  • Smart Sensing
  • Enterprise and Health

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date, and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you. 

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as science, engineering, computer science or healthcare.

International applicants

For country-specific entry requirements, please find your country on the Country Information pages.

English Language Requirement

International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The University accepts a large number of UK and international qualifications in place of IELTS. To find details of acceptable tests and the required grades please visit English Language requirements.

If you meet the academic requirements but require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Students who successfully complete the pre-sessional course can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking an IELTS or equivalent.

Careers / Further study

The course has been designed to meet a skills gap in today's healthcare market. Employers require graduates that are digitally agile and have strong interpersonal and leadership skills, which are firmly embedded in this MSc course.

By the end of the course, you will have gained an understanding of how digital technology is used to prevent, diagnose and treat chronic diseases. You will also develop a strong understanding of the applications of artificial intelligence in healthcare.

Get prepared for a fast-paced career in health technology. From biotechnology to cybersecurity and big data analysis, this course is at the forefront of cutting-edge innovations in digital medicine.

Build your professional network of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across healthcare, engineering and technology. Maximising connections with local and national industry links will strengthen your employability after your master's degree.

If you're an entrepreneur or technology professional, you'll gain a commercial understanding of digital healthcare through our enterprise modules.

Graduate employment offers a broad range of opportunities in the healthcare sector, teaching and academia, with many going on to take PhDs in the sciences.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Last updated Mar 2020

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