Taught course

Health Services Improvement

University of Exeter · University of Exeter Medical School

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The global burden of disease and challenges of safe and accessible health services means that more than ever practitioners and researchers need skills for developing, testing, evaluating and implementing evidence-based health care in highly complex situations. This programme provides practitioners with the skills and knowledge to tackle these challenges.

This variation of the MSc Applied Health Services Research programme is for those professionals who wish to engage actively at the forefront of health services research but who are not primary researchers within their place of work. It is suitable for people who are involved in evidence-based health service redesign and innovation, such as clinical practitioners, managers, leaders and commissioners both within the public or private sector.

Topics such as patient and public involvement, collaborative working, evidence-based practice, complex interventions, health economics, clinical trials and medical statistics will provide a common thread that runs throughout the programme.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit: Funding for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

University of Exeter Medical School
+44 (0)1392 725500