Taught course

Evidence-Based Health Care

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Entry requirements

We require an Upper Second honours degree or overseas equivalent, preferably in a relevant subject. Significant relevant experience may be considered where the academic qualification falls below an Upper Second degree or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Our distance learning MSc Evidence-Based Health Care course is relevant for healthcare professionals and health scientists from all fields of healthcare, and will enable you to interpret and communicate research evidence as applied to a variety of settings.

You will specifically focus on the design and conduct of systematic reviews and the development and application of evidence-based guidelines into practice.

This course will help clinicians to provide optimal patient care and provides a sound basis for health science researchers to progress to doctoral study. The content has been designed by international leaders in the field of evidence-based healthcare.

In addition, the course allows you to study flexibly in your own time and is integrated with our Master of Public Health and Master of Dental Public Health courses.

An optional two-day face-to-face residential course is offered to first year students at the start of their studies. Attendance is not mandatory, but the event provides a helpful introduction to the course, tutors and to fellow students. All the induction materials from this event are made available online.

Information for international students

Successful applicants will be proficient in English language. Applicants who are from countries which are not majority English speaking must provide evidence of their English language proficiency. This should be in the form of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) at or greater than the following minimum requirements:

  • IELTS: Overall 6.5, with 6.5 in writing and reading
  • TOEFL: iBT: 100 (25 in each component)
  • PTE: Overall 66-73

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
30-60 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 5220