Taught course

Innovation and Improvement Science (PGCert/PGDip/MSc)

Institution
Lancaster University · Centre for Training and Development
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

Applicants working in a health care context. Usually three years’ work experience (clinical or nonclinical), which allows for the scope to undertake innovation and improvement projects. All applications require employer/stakeholder support. For the PgDip/MA a PgCert in Innovation and Improvement Science is required. You may also make a claim (APL) to gain credits for exemption from some modules.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course allows you to explore how to make better use of research and innovation to improve ways in which healthcare is organised and delivered for patient benefit.

It is a work-based course, requiring you to identify and implement service improvement projects in your own work context.

The course is designed to focus on key concepts:

  • Improvement science concepts
  • Evidence-based approaches
  • Quality improvement and measurement

The MSc also includes:

  • Work-based enquiry methods for investigating innovations and improvement projects
  • Work-based healthcare innovation and improvement projects, varying in size and scope depending on the target award

Students may also make a claim (APL) to gain credits for exemption from some modules.

Information for international students

At least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply).

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    6-12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
CETAD Postgraduate Coordinator
Email
cetad@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 593318