Taught course

Evidence-Based Healthcare

UCL - University College London · Division of Surgery and Interventional Science

Entry requirements

A medical degree (MBBS) or second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a healthcare related subject such as nursing, physiotherapy or clinical biochemistry, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 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. IELTS minimum of 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each sub-category.. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Evidence Based Healthcare MSc is designed to facilitate optimal patient care. Students create and compile the best available evidence for individual aspects of patient care, and on completion of the programme will independently be able to carry out systematic reviews to determine best practice.

This programme is delivered online and contains plenty of practical examples. The written material is supplemented by videos and live online discussions where students will be able to participate interactively. Assessments are mostly practical exercises covering different aspects of evidence-based healthcare. At the end of this programme students will be able to write systematic reviews, formulate guidelines, and have a very good knowledge of clinical research. Students benefit from a world-class research environment at UCL which is one of the top ten universities in the world.

1 year; up to 5 years;

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
12 months


The programme is delivered through a combination of online lectures, seminars, class discussions, workshops, tutorials, and practical work. Assessment is through written examination, essays and the research project.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214