Taught course

Patient Safety

Imperial College London · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in a healthcare related subject, or a policy/management related subject, or an MBBS medical degree. Applicants with professional healthcare experience may also be considered.

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Months of entry


Course content

Our degrees in Patient Safety are designed for healthcare professionals, both medical and managerial, to provide a basis for the fundamentals of patient safety practices. This course is designed to help students become leaders in patient safety and quality.

You will gain a deep understanding of the factors influencing safety and quality, practical knowledge and training in academically-rigorous approaches to design and the ability to evaluate solutions. An emphasis is placed on translation and leadership, bringing together theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of how to make sustainable changes.

The programmes offer access to a world-class faculty, including expert teaching staff from renowned international organisations such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in the US and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the UK. Additionally, this MSc is delivered by the Institute of Global Health Innovation.

Through exposure to internationally-renowned teaching staff and blended-learning methods, students are equipped with the tools to tackle challenges and evaluate solutions arising from healthcare's ever-changing landscape.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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