Modes and duration
- Flexible: 2-5 years
- Distance learning: available
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £8,755 (FT)
- £22,350 (FT)
- All applicants:
- 31 July 2015
A medical degree (MBBS) or a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Students who do not meet these requirements but have appropriate professional experience will also be considered. Students who have previously undertaken CPD may apply for accreditation of prior learning.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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Students learn and develop skills and knowledge essential to successful professional practice and in specialist areas of healthcare. The acquisition of advanced and up-to-date knowledge, skills to support evidence-based practice, and the ability to critically evaluate current research in students’ chosen field of study are implicit.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of two core modules (30 credits), six optional modules (90 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma comprised of one core module (15 credits) and seven optional modules (105 credits) flexible 2-5 years is offered.
A Postgraduate Certificate comprised of one core module (15 credits) and three optional modules (45 credits) flexible 1-2 years is offered.
- Healthcare Quality and Evidence Based Practice
- Research Methods in Healthcare
- Options can be chosen from each of these three categories:
- Professional Development (e.g. leadership, clinical education, research skills, health informatics)
- Clinical practice/patient care
- Service Improvement
All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
Some modules are delivered through blended learning, combining formal contact time with academic staff, research fellows and guest speakers and interactive online study using the virtual learning environment. Other modules are taught on campus through lectures, seminars and workshops. Assessment is a mixture of written coursework, formal examination, oral presentation and the dissertation.
Studentships may be available for UK and EU applicants to assist with the payment of fees.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
The programme offers practitioners a focused education and training, which supports the NHS's commitment to incorporate elements of clinical governance, quality assurance, health informatics, change management, and student supervision into continuing professional development curricula for both clinicians and managers.
Why study this degree at UCL?
Led by specialists, this innovative programme will equip students with the professional skills needed for effective working in modern healthcare settings. It allows you to assemble your own curriculum to reflect your individual needs and interests.
The programme offers the opportunity to study at a time and place convenient to your own circumstances making it feasible to combine study and full-time work.
It provides access to a broad range of modules spanning all aspects of clinical practice and healthcare delivery as well as extensive opportunities to interact with a range of senior academics and professional experts drawn from across UCL and beyond.
Student / staff ratios › 285 staff › 176 taught students › 146 research students
Department: Institute of Health Informatics
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
The programme is particularly suitable for clinicians (doctors, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals), and managers engaged in active clinical practice or in the management or support of health service delivery. The flexible nature of the programme makes it ideal for continuing professional development and/or continuing medical education.
- All applicants
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Health and Medical Sciences at graduate level
- why you want to study Health and Medical Sciences at UCL
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree