Taught course

Health Services Research

City, University of London · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in a medical/health or social sciences discipline is required (minimum 2:1 honours degree). Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial experience in health services will also be considered on an individual basis. Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students: If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc in Health Services Research offers advanced research training to enable graduates to conduct and evaluate research to understand and improve service delivery, quality of care and patient outcomes.
Health Services Research explores the multifactorial causes of healthcare outcomes to develop and evaluate complex interventions to improve these outcomes. Health Services Research addresses questions such as: Why are there still quality gaps in care? How can we speed up the translation
of evidence into healthcare practice? How can we apply evidence to improve patients' self-management of long-term conditions? The MSc in Health Services Research equips students with the research knowledge, skills and experience to consume and generate primary and secondary research which addresses these questions.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL (internet-based): 100

Fees and funding

Full-time EU: £7,500 (2015/16), Part-time EU: £3,750 per year (2015/16), Full-time Non EU: £15,000 (2015/16), Part-time Non EU: £7,500 per year (2015/16)
Scholarships: The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January: City University postgraduate scholarships, City University London Graduate Loyalty Discount, School of Health Sciences International Excellence Scholarships (for international students only)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions (CPD & postgraduate)
+44 (0)20 7040 5790
+44 (0)20 7040 5808