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What will I learn?

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Science (MSc) in Biomedical Informatics is offered by the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUSMed), Department of Biomedical Informatics.

Biomedical Informatics has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, with the advent of new technologies and tools being adopted to make healthcare more effective and efficient.

The increased availability of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and the popularisation of machine learning methods in has catalysed a technological revolution in healthcare using Big Data and advanced analytics. Concurrently, technological advancements in Natural Language Processing (NLP), deep neural networks and speech recognition applied to healthcare have spurred innumerable innovations in new services such as telehealth and virtual care services.

The MSc (Biomedical Informatics) programme is situated in an area that is rapidly transforming the face of healthcare. It offers two specialisations: Analytics or Hospital Management.

NUSMed together with National University Healthcare System are well-positioned to play a role in this transformation due to its natural advantages of being an academic medical centre attracting top research-inclined clinicians, collaborations with NUS academia that are the best in Asia, access to vast computing resources and world-class facilities for clinical trials.

Why this Programme?

Make the most of the advantages of an academic medical centre, where service, education and research converge—such as access to real-time desensitised healthcare data from actual healthcare institution settings.

Be on the frontlines of technological development and get access to some of the latest tools in biomedical informatics, as Singapore expands its footprint in digital medicine.

Get intensive hands-on experience from internships with prestigious companies, working on potential clinical applications with the goal of improving patient care.

Which department am I in?

School of Continuing and Lifelong Education

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
SG$54,448.00 (30,74,421) per year
SG $50,885.98 (excluding GST) / SG $54,448 (including GST) for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 August 2023

Venue

School of Continuing and Lifelong Education

University Town, Education Resource Centre,

8 College Avenue West, #02‐16,

138608, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent, in a relevant discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00. English Language Requirements: TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test; an IELTS score of 6.0.

For international students

Students need to have a Bachelor’s Degree (with Honours) in Quantitative Sciences (e.g. Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Physics), Engineering, Computer Science, Business or Health Sciences-related discipline, including M.B.,B.S degree

English Language

Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not completely in English:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 85 (Internet-based), or
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum Academic score 6.0

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About National University of Singapore (NUS)

Along with the highest education standards, students at NUS benefit from an excellent overall experience with excellent research facilities.

  • Ranked 11th in the world (QS World rankings 2022)
  • Excellent graduation rate of over 97 percent
  • Leading research teams using cutting-edge facilities
  • Outstanding selection of courses across 17 faculties

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