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    1. 2020
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MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Technology

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This MSc prepares you with the technical and entrepreneurial skills for a successful career in the Healthcare Technology industries.

Key information

Start date

October 2020

Academic year dates

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,250

Non-EU

Full-time: £19,000

Campus

Northampton Square

Who is it for?

Students will develop technical and entrepreneurial skills. An undergraduate degree in a technical area like Engineering or Physics would be advantageous, but those with keen interests or experience in electronics and similar areas are also welcome to apply.

Objectives

This MSc programme is designed to provide hands-on technical skills to design, develop and programme a variety of devices, solutions and products with an emphasis on healthcare. The devices and software products that are targeted in this MSc will be signal-based devices so there will be emphasis on collecting signals from the human body with electrophysiology and sensors, processing and analysing these signals using electronic circuits and software, and developing software solutions, like apps, to collect, control and transmit the signals. In addition, important skills on Entrepreneurship, Regulatory aspects, Ethics and statistics will be covered so that the students can combine technical and business skills towards commercially viable products.

Accreditation

Once the course is running accreditation from IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) or IPEM (Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine) will be applied for.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

To register for the MSc a minimum admission requirement is a second class honours degree, or equivalent in an Engineering, Scientific or Mathematical discipline will normally be required. Suitable industrial experience will also be considered, such as a few years in related industry or start-ups.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all four test components is preferable)

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

English language programmes

Don't meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Thank you for having decided to apply to study a postgraduate course at the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Please note that the deadline for applications for the 2020/21 academic year is 31st August 2020, however we may close earlier if all places are filled.

Apply now

  • Applications for the 2020/21 academic year are yet to open.

You will be expected to submit the following:

  • For all applicants, please upload your degree certificate and transcript of marks from your first degree (if you do not have your final results at the time of making your application, please upload a provisional certificate/interim transcript of marks). A transcript is required in order to have your application processed.
  • If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please upload a Proof of English Proficiency if you have already obtained it. A list of accepted qualifications can be found here.
  • Please upload a detailed personal statement outlining why you wish to study this specific course, at City, University of London, as well as explaining how your past studies have prepared you for this course and how it will help you to progress in your career. If you require a Tier 4 student visa to undertake a Master's programme in the UK, then please note that the quality of your personal statement will also be taken into account by the visa issuing authorities when deciding to grant you a student visa or not.
  • If you are applying for a part-time course, or have relevant work experience relating to the degree you are applying for, please upload a copy of your current CV/resume.

Please note: Academic references are not required when you submit your application. However, the admissions tutor may request them at a later date to help make a decision on your application.

Contact information for the Postgraduate Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0248
Email: smcsepg@city.ac.uk

Postgraduate Courses Office, A302
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

Entrepreneurship
Understanding including regulatory, ethical and statistical aspects of business.
Hands-on technical skills
To design, develop and programme a variety of devices, solutions and products for the healthcare industry.
Design projects
Guided by academic experts to develop an idea into a commercial project.
During your course

More about fees

Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).

If a student leaves City after commencing but before completing their course, City reserves the right to charge the student the tuition/course fee for the full academic year (or full course for capacity limited post-graduate courses - up to a maximum of 2 years fees) in question. The student may be charged the full fee for that year or course as applicable unless the student is able to present justification that exceptional and unforeseeable reasons for their withdrawal exist.

How to pay

City has introduced an instalment payment scheme which is available to certain categories of students, including taught postgraduate students. For students following the normal academic year, the annual fee may be paid in two equal instalments: the first on registering, the second on 31st January. If you wish to pay your fees by instalment you must pay the first instalment at or before registration, by cheque or credit/debit card. You must also supply your bank details or credit card details for payment of your second instalment which will be deducted automatically from your bank or credit card account on 31st January.

Academic facilities

The school has extensive experimental and computational facilities that you can use during your studies, particularly during the work leading to your dissertation. This includes an electronics laboratory (Finkelstein Lab), a Biomedical Laboratory with state of the art equipment and numerous computer labs.

The school also has a parallel computing cluster with licences to the most commonly used computational software in addition to in-house developed programmes.

Accommodation

We offer a variety of accommodation options and support services for postgraduate students.

Read more about our postgraduate halls.

Our Accommodation Service can also help you find private accommodation.

Find out more about private accommodation.

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We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.

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Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

View academic timetables

Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Course content and assessment

Teaching and learning

The programme comprises lectures, laboratories, assessed assignments and a final project.

Seminar series and talks are conducted by visiting speakers.

Modules

You will develop skills to develop novel healthcare solutions ranging from sensors, to electronics to software. On this MSc, there are eight taught modules equating to 120 credits, plus a dissertation of 60 credits. The taught part of the MSc is structured into modules of 15 credits each.

If we have insufficient number of students for a certain module, this may not be offered. If a  module will not run, we will advise you at the beginning of every academic term or as soon as possible, and help you choose an alternative module.

The dissertation provides a stimulating and challenging opportunity to apply knowledge and develop a deep understanding in a specialised topic of your choice. Dissertations can be research- or industry-inspired, allowing you to prepare for your future career choices.

The course follows a weekly teaching structure delivered at City. Completion of modules and examinations will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma. The completion of modules, examinations and dissertation will lead to the award of an MSc degree.

Module list

  • Healthcare Technologies: Principles and Design
  • Prototyping and Fabrication of Healthcare Technologies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Electrophysiology and Sensors
  • Healthcare Software Development
  • Medical Ethics, Health Economics, Regulatory Aspects
  • Data Analytics

All modules are 15 credit modules except for Entrepreneurship, which is 30 credits and runs over two terms.

The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.

After you graduate

Career prospects

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Technology graduates can expect to achieve employment in a range of business related to healthcare, from the traditional healthcare industry like Siemens, Philips or General Electric, to new players on the market like Google or Apple. Recent developments in the NHS also provide significant opportunities for a graduate, specifically in the NHS Digital. A substantial part of the plan of the NHS digital is the development of Apps for the NHS, both from an in-house team and from external developers:

Graduates can work for one of the many start-ups in the UK. The entrepreneurial skills provided in the Entrepreneurship modules will create attractive graduates for employers looking for technical and business skills. In addition, graduates will have the skills to create their own startup after the products that will be developed in the projects.

Additionally, the skills acquired in the MSc will be attractive for the start-up market seeking to launch new healthcare products into the market.

Graduates starting a new business can benefit from City's London City Incubator and City's links to Tech City, providing support for start-up businesses.


Thank you for having decided to apply to study a postgraduate course at the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Please note that the deadline for applications for the 2020/21 academic year is 31st August 2020, however we may close earlier if all places are filled.

Apply now

  • Applications for the 2020/21 academic year are yet to open.

You will be expected to submit the following:

  • For all applicants, please upload your degree certificate and transcript of marks from your first degree (if you do not have your final results at the time of making your application, please upload a provisional certificate/interim transcript of marks). A transcript is required in order to have your application processed.
  • If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please upload a Proof of English Proficiency if you have already obtained it. A list of accepted qualifications can be found here.
  • Please upload a detailed personal statement outlining why you wish to study this specific course, at City, University of London, as well as explaining how your past studies have prepared you for this course and how it will help you to progress in your career. If you require a Tier 4 student visa to undertake a Master's programme in the UK, then please note that the quality of your personal statement will also be taken into account by the visa issuing authorities when deciding to grant you a student visa or not.
  • If you are applying for a part-time course, or have relevant work experience relating to the degree you are applying for, please upload a copy of your current CV/resume.

Please note: Academic references are not required when you submit your application. However, the admissions tutor may request them at a later date to help make a decision on your application.

Contact information for the Postgraduate Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0248
Email: smcsepg@city.ac.uk

Postgraduate Courses Office, A302
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

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