Taught course

Improvement Science

University of West London · College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Entry requirements

You will: Be based in a healthcare setting Hold a degree in a relevant subject* Be recognised by the organisation you work for, as competent and capable to care for patients in your appropriate discipline. Have an idea for how to improve your healthcare service/setting *If you are unsure if you meet the entry requirements please contact the course leader for further information.

Months of entry

July, March

Course content

This course is delivered by the CLAHRC for Northwest London, specialists in improvement science, in partnership with UWL and is designed for experienced qualified healthcare staff, working in the UK or internationally.

The CLAHRC delivered course focuses on:

  • Understanding care from the perspective of patients and carers through engaging patients and members of the community with the design and development of care
  • Bringing research more rapidly into everyday practice, utilising rapid-cycle research, improvement methodologies and rigorous evaluation of clinical and cost effectiveness
  • Adopting an industrial standard of quality in the NHS through utilising information to drive evidence based implementation and support evidence based practice
  • Increasing staff capacity to implement change and improvements across professional and organisational boundarie

As such the course will enable you to meet the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) and Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) agendas, within your organisation.

It is also possible to access the modules which comprise the MSc on a standalone basis (with the exception of the Evidence-based Implementation of Improvement Methods and Improvement Project modules). For more information regarding this and the course please contact:
Course Leader – Dr Rowan Myron
Tel: 020 8231 2071
Email: rowan.myron@uwl.ac.uk

Fees and funding

Fees per academic year involved: NHS NWL £2,000. Other NHS £3,750. Anyone else in the UK £7,500. International student £10,800

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months

Course contact details

Course information
0800 036 8888