One of Health Data Research UK’s (HDR UK) strategic goals is to promote excellence and innovation in the training of current and future health data scientists at all career stages, in academia and throughout the public and private sectors.
As a new, national institution, HDR UK believes that excellent health data science requires a balance of skills across the statistical, computational and health sciences, embedded in substantive applications from molecular to whole population scale.
Within the UK, MSc programmes labelled as data science have proliferated in recent years. Many of these are based on collections of pre-existing modules in mathematics, statistics and/or computer science. Some include optional modules in the health sciences.
HDR UK supports the development and growth of master’s-level degree programmes in health data science and is pleased to invite universities and partner institutions to submit an application.
Through this MSc call, HDR UK wishes to stimulate the development of programmes that genuinely integrate statistics, informatics and health science, aimed either at medical students or life sciences graduates keen to develop their quantitative skills, or at core maths/physics/stats/computing graduates wanting to move into the health sphere.
Details of this call are available on the HDR UK website. Please note that this is a single-stage process and that the deadline for submissions is 4pm on Friday 22 March 2019.
About Health Data Research UK
Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) is the national Institute for data science in health. Our UK team of experts develop and apply cutting-edge data science approaches to clinical, biological, genomic and other multi-dimensional health data to address the most pressing health research challenges facing the public. Our mission is to make game-changing improvements in the health of patients and populations through research and innovation.