Apply for a funded place on the 2024 intake

NHS England (NHSE) intends to fully fund places on the autumn 2024 intake of the Clinical Data Science Postgraduate Certificate programme.


Applications for funded places on the autumn 2024 intake of the PG Cert closed on Tuesday 14 May 2024.


A procurement exercise is currently in progress to procure a long-term HEI provider of the Clinical Data Science PG Cert programme from Autumn 2024 onwards. NHSE will be able to confirm who the HEI provider will be once this process is concluded.

Applications are welcome from applicants interested in studying the programme full-time over one year or part-time over two years.


  • NHSE-funded places on the 2024 intake are open to staff working in, or delivering services to, the NHS in England.
  • Applicants will need to have an honours degree (minimum 2:1) or relevant work experience.
  • ‘Non-standard’ applications from applicants who have significant relevant professional experience, and/or where the academic qualification falls below a 2:1 degree, will be considered on an individual basis, and may be admitted at the discretion of NHS England.

The application process for funded places

  • The application process for funded places for the 2024 intake will be a single application to NHSE, which will be managed by the National School of Healthcare Science.
  • There will be no need to apply additionally to the university provider.
  • Applications for funded places on the autumn 2024 intake closed on May 14.
  • Departments who have expressed an interest – via the HEE/NHSE METIP process – in one of their members of staff having a place on the programme, will need their interested, nominated colleague to submit an application form to ensure that they meet minimum eligibility and threshold requirements.
  • In order to score applications, each of the four supporting statements that applicants are to provide will be scored anonymously and independently by at least two members of our team of assessors. You may wish to prepare your supporting statements in advance and then paste your copy into the form. To help you to prepare you can download a file containing the four questions that will be scored.

Last updated on 2nd July 2024