Taught course

Quality and Patient Safety Improvement

University of Nottingham · School of Nursing and Academic Division of Midwifery

Entry requirements

2.2 in related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique degree programme develops your expertise in patient safety, human factors and quality improvement and how this applies to practice.

You will benefit from a strong practical element, as each module offers a mix of classroom-based teaching and access to a comprehensive suite of online learning resources, designed by our award-winning e-learning group.

Our programme is designed by interdisciplinary collaboration, involving leading academics in health science, business and human factors, with key input from collaborative partners including:

Course content is delivered from nationally-recognised experts drawn from patient safety, improvement science and human factors. Our Advisory Board also includes national and international experts whose role is to highlight emerging developments in these fields.

This course aims to deliver safety in the delivery of healthcare, via:

  • Broadening and deepening knowledge and skills in quality and patient safety improvement, including human factors and organisational systems
  • The application of tools and techniques to explore practice-based problems
  • Translating scientific and academic principles to practice
  • Implementing sustainable solutions for improvement in the quality of patient care

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    upto 48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44(0) 115 951 5151