Healthcare Facilities MSc

London, Hackney Wick (Here East)

The aim of the MSc is to generate an integrated perspective of all those components that constitute systemic, sustainable, and successful healthcare facilities. These components include: a strong emphasis on the value of real estate and place-making; an understanding of all elements necessary to enable significant environments for healthcare; a holistic perspective on Healthcare Facilities as a social provision.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£16,500
£8,250
Programme fees on a modular (flexible) basis.
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£29,400
£14,700
Programme fees on a modular (flexible) basis.
Duration
1 calendar year
2 calendar years
5 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Applications open

Entry requirements

The normal minimum qualifications are a 2:1 Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. As the programme is designed to enhance the knowledge base of practitioners in healthcare it is desirable for candidates to have some knowledge, demonstrable competence, and a skill set related to healthcare practice, policy, A second acceptable qualification is a second-class Bachelor's degree or lower, with substantial knowledge, demonstrable competence, and a skill set related to management, policy, investment, or design practice in healthcare investment, design, or management, in addition to their academic qualification.

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

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

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. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

You will gain expertise on how the architectural, engineering, technological, economic, social and policy dimensions come together in successful healthcare facility planning, design, delivery and management. The MSc will prepare you for an important and rewarding career in the sectors related to healthcare environments, such as healthcare architecture, planning, construction, or in the capital/estates and facilities departments of healthcare services.

MSc Healthcare Facilities modules are taught in intensive, week-long blocks (each module requires one very intensive week attendance on campus), so can be aligned easily with employment demands.

Who this course is for

The programme is targeted at and should appeal to you if you have some relevant experience of healthcare provision involving the built environment, or are familiar with the built environment and seek to better understand the issues in healthcare buildings. You may have prior familiarity and knowledge in a variety of backgrounds associated with either healthcare or the built environment and from any part of the world. This would include experienced built environment professionals such as designers, engineers and project managers, as well as healthcare policy-makers, finance and funding professionals, clinicians and facility and operational managers.

What this course will give you

Our Healthcare Facilities MSc is the only multidisciplinary programme of its type available in the UK and abroad. Health is the largest sector of the global economy, replacing agriculture for the first time in history. The role of healthcare premises is more significant than ever. This programme offers a rare opportunity to be involved in a huge sector and have expertise in one of its most critical components: the built environment.

This programme will provide you with the opportunity to visit healthcare buildings, learn from experts, and interact alongside other experienced students to gain insights into the architecture, planning, designing, delivery and managing of healthcare facilities. You will have the opportunity to build a unique network as you learn amongst your international peers and tutors in UCL, London's Global University. This programme combines generally applicable modules on buildings and real estate with modules specifically focused on the area of healthcare buildings provision. The result is a unique programme that is multidisciplinary in its professional relevance, covering many stages of decision making and stakeholder relevance for healthcare facilities.

The foundation of your career

The faculty has an existing track record of our graduates being employed in the specialism of their MSc programmes. The Healthcare Facilities MSc is expected to develop decision-making skills, research skills and analytical techniques appropriate for the field. The programme has very close links with the UK National Health Service and significant Healthcare Trusts across the country, major healthcare architecture and planning companies, architectural and construction firms and providers that operate in the health and care sectors in the UK and internationally. This is reflected in the delivery of the programme as experts from industry are involved.

Employability

This programme is designed to enhance your current and future career opportunities in the globally important and growing area of healthcare built environment provision. As with all of the professionally based, practical disciplines, the Bartlett's MSc programmes have a proven track record in providing competitive advantage in the marketplace for their participants. The international healthcare market continues to expand with a clear focus on patient experience as well as unprecedented demand due to change in demographics and technological advancements. Therefore it is expected that participants would have opportunities for career development at all levels within the healthcare and built environment sectors.

Teaching and learning

The programme is seminar based with an emphasis on case and problem based learning, supported through readings and class exercises in the taught modules. The assignments are mostly individual essays and potentially combined with group work and individual presentations. The dissertation is an independent piece of research supported by tutorials.

For a Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip), students undertake four 15-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation or eight 15-credit modules. For a Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert), students undertake four 15-credit modules.Three modules are particular to healthcare and one is more broadly real estate.

Modules

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits: 120 taught credits and 60 dissertation credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Healthcare Facilities. Upon successful completion of 120 credits, you will be awarded a PG Dip in Healthcare Facilities. Upon successful completion of 60 credits, you will be awarded a PG Cert in Healthcare Facilities.

Accessibility

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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £16,500 £8,250
Tuition fees (2022/23) £29,400 £14,700

Programme fees on a modular (flexible) basis.

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

If you are concerned by potential additional costs for books, equipment, etc. on this programme, please get in touch with the Programme Administrator, Ms Zoe Lau, by e-mailing zoe.lau@ucl.ac.uk or telephoning  +44 20 7679 9835.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

UCL offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting both prospective and current students with their studies.

Any additional funding available from the Bartlett Real Estate Institute and the Built Environment Faculty Office are advertised on the respective websites.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Next steps

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Healthcare Facilities at graduate level
  • why you want to study Healthcare Facilities at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic and/or professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Could you please describe why you want to study the MSc in Healthcare Facilities? How has your experience so far and values made you interested in healthcare environments? What do you consider to be your key strengths? How do you hope your studies will help your future individual and career development? 

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.

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This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021