Digital Health Strathclyde

Master’s funding in Digital Health and Care

Looking to pursue a Master's degree in digital health and care? DHI is excited to offer Master's Scholarships to support the development of future talent in this sector.

Thanks to the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), we currently have 15.5 full-time equivalent master's scholarships in digital health and care, available for students starting their course in the 2024-25 academic year, valued at £7,775.00 per place.

  • Scholarships with a September start date are advertised in April and have a June application deadline
  • If all scholarships do not get allocated in June, we will extend to a secondary deadline in August
  • Scholarships with a January start date will be advertised in July and have an end-of-August application deadline

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity. Keep an eye on our website, monthly e-newsletter, and social media channels for all upcoming scholarship details and deadlines.

How to apply

To be considered, course organisers must first check whether the student fits the eligibility criteria. For taught MSc programs, the course organiser should contact the DHI on the student's behalf. MRes students should submit a research proposal (maximum 1,500 words) via their course organiser as their application.

Students (eligibility criteria)

Determine if you are eligible to apply by answering the following questions with a "yes":

  1. A British citizen, an EU citizen with Settled Status, or hold indefinite leave to remain status?
  2. A Resident in  the UK for at least the last three years (proof may be required)?
  3. Ordinary resident in Scotland when starting the course?
  4. Are you starting a new course?
  5. Do you plan on pursuing a Taught MSc or an MRes degree in digital health and care?

Find out more about the criteria on the SAAS website. If you meet these requirements, you can apply by selecting your preferred digital health and care Master’s course at a Scottish University and following the application process.

If there is an option to apply for a scholarship, please ensure that you do so.

Also, make sure that your MSc or MRes dissertation work aligns with one of DHI's strategic themes, as this is a requirement for DHI funding.

If you have any questions or would like to apply, please contact us at

Course leaders

  • Please check the eligibility of your student for the DHI scholarship. If a student is found to be ineligible for the scholarship, they will lose their funding, and the course will not receive future funding.
  • Courses can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Part-time funding is allocated at a 0.5 FTE basis, with the first half in the first year of study and the second half in the second year of study
  • To apply for funding, course leaders/coordinators must apply to the DHI on behalf of their students before the advertised deadline. The DHI will prioritise applications from dedicated taught digital health and care master's courses. Please provide the student's start date, selected dissertation topic, and FT/PT status
  • Other taught master's courses, such as MSc in Nursing, are eligible if they contain sufficient digital health and care content. The course leader must demonstrate this during the application phase
  • For MRes applications, a research plan of a maximum of 1500 words is required. The DHI will review all applications and notify the student's university of their decision by the stated deadline
  • Once approved, your host University and the University of Strathclyde will sign a scholarship and data-sharing agreement. Your host University/ course will invoice the DHI/University of Strathclyde for the funding
  • If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places, we will allocate places proportionally between the applying institutions, we will then select the most successful candidates for the scholarships

DHI Strategic themes (2024-25)

The scholarships are designed to support the development of future talent in the digital health and care sector. To be eligible, students must align their Master’s to one of the DHI Strategic Themes.

The centre is especially interested in proposals that incorporate aspects of AI, machine learning, predictive analytics, data, Internet of (Medical) Things, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and/or Immersive Reality.

The available DHI Strategic Themes include:

  1. The contribution of digital health and care to Scotland’s Net Zero targets
  2. How digital solutions can best support mental health and well-being
  3. Supported living in the community (e.g. SMART housing, smart communities)
  4. Measuring the impact of digital health & care projects
  5. Citizen empowerment and long-term condition management
  6. Healthy Ageing
  7. Digital solutions as an enabler in shifting care from institutional settings into the home and/ or community settings (e.g. Hospital @ Home)
  8. Digital solutions in supporting Population/Public Health early intervention and/or Emergency Planning/Prevention,
  9. Digital skills and workforce development in health and social care

Previously supported courses

Dedicated Digital Health and Care Master's in Scotland:

Courses we have previously supported include: 

  • MSc in Digital Health Systems, University of Strathclyde
  • MSc in Digital Health Interventions, University of Glasgow
  • MSc in Digital Health, University of West of Scotland
  • MRes in Digital Health, University of West of Scotland
  • MSc in Primary Care, University of Glasgow
  • MRes in Design, Health and Care, The Glasgow School of Art
  • MRes in Midwifery and Nursing, Robert Gordon University
  • MRes in Nursing, Edinburgh Napier University
  • MSc in Exercise, Wellness and Coaching, Robert Gordon University
  • MSc in Health Economics for Health Professionals, University of Aberdeen

Important information

  • Please note that scholarships are awarded on a fee-waiver basis only and cannot be used to cover other costs, such as living expenses
  • If the Master’s course fee is higher than the scholarship award, the university would need to agree to waive the excess of the student's fee
  • In cases where the Master’s fee is less than the available award, the excess sum should be used for supporting the student in their studies, such as buying necessary equipment or funding a conference trip to disseminate their research

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