MSc Healthcare Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Scholarship
In June 2019 the UK government announced that it would support the development of degree conversion courses in artificial intelligence (AI) and data science technologies to help address the shortage of AI and data specialists in the UK. The primary goal of the new MSc Healthcare Analytics and Artificial Intelligence conversion course is to respond to the shortage of data science and AI practitioners in the healthcare sector. The other important aim for this programme is to increase the number of people from groups currently under represented in the AI and data science fields, and to encourage graduates from diverse backgrounds to consider a future in these occupations. This lack of diversity was highlighted in the government's AI Sector Deal, which acknowledges that increasing diversity in the AI workforce is vital to ensure that everyone with the potential to participate has the opportunity to do so. For example, women represent 49% of the workforce, but hold less than 19% of all available technology jobs.
Working with the Office of Students (OfS), Sheffield Hallam have made 20 scholarships available to increase diversity in the AI and data science sector and to support students from under represented groups to access, participate and succeed in higher education. Scholarships will be prioritised for female, black and disabled students, particularly those with healthcare or bioscience degrees/experience. Students who successfully apply for a scholarship will receive £10,000 to help with the cost of course fees, and associated costs such as childcare and transport. Scholarships will be paid out in regular intervals across the duration of course.
The scholarship can be awarded in addition to a Master's Loan, if you are eligible for one.
All students who are eligible for this scholarship in 2020/21 have now been contacted. Please contact the course leader if you have any questions about this course or the scholarship.
If you have been contacted about claiming this scholarship please click on the link below to complete a claim form and provide your bank details.
Please note you will only be able to access and submit a claim form if you have been contacted and asked to do so by the Student Funding Team.