Taught course

Quality and Patient Safety Improvement

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

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Entry requirements

A 2.2 or above degree in any allied health or social care related subject. We also welcome applicants who do not hold a degree, but who have an equivalent qualification and/or evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique programme, offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, will develop your expertise in patient safety, human factors and quality improvement and how this applies to practice, addressing:

  • Human Factors applied to healthcare practice
  • Systems improvement
  • Improving individual and team performance
  • Measuring improvement
  • Engaging patients in improvement
  • Improvement science methodologies
  • How to lead and implement change

Students 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 an award winning e-learning group.

Information for international students

International students whose first language is not English are required to have satisfied IELTS requirement of 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-48 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 5559