Taught course

Health Services Improvement

Institution
University of Exeter · University of Exeter Medical School
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Relevant clinical or professional experience may be taken into consideration as evidence of equivalency.

Months of entry

September

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 healthcare in highly complex situations.

This programme has been designed to give you the skills and knowledge to enact meaningful change and gain a comprehensive grounding in health services research methods as a platform for developing a career as a health researcher.
This variation of the MSc Applied Health Services Research programme is for those seeking to undertake a piece of health services research and/or implement change in their clinical pathway.

It is suitable for those from a wide variety of backgrounds including:

• Science, social science, humanities and mathematics graduates
• BMBS Medicine students who wish to obtain an intercalated degree at Master’s level
• Medical researchers
• Academic clinical fellows
• Doctors, pharmacists, nurses and allied healthcare professionals wishing to develop their research skills.

You will be taught by the leading international experts and authors in complex interventions research methods. 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

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£2,735 (part-time)
International students
£6,700 (part-time)

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

As part of the NHS Research Innovation and Improvement Capability Project there may be a limited number of funded places available on this programme for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who work in the following areas:

  • Patients and clients with dementia
  • Meeting the needs of the frail elderly
  • Delivering care closer to home

To find out more visit the Health Education South West website for more information.

There are various funding opportunities available including the Medical School's Global excellence scholarships. For more information visit our Masters funding page.

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in Autumn 2019.

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
University of Exeter Medical School
Email
medicine@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1392 725500