What will I learn?

Course overview

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 an interdisciplinary collaboration, involving leading academics in health science, business and human factors, with key input from collaborative partners including:

  • NHS partners
  • Centre for Health Innovation Leadership and Learning
  • Human Factors Research Group (HFRG)
  • Trent Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre (Information and Insight Service)

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.

The programme can be undertaken full-time over one year or part-time over a maximum of four years, and studied to the level of PGCert (60 credits), PGDip (120 credits) or MSc (180 credits).

Graduate destinations

Our unique programme delivers tangible benefits for graduates, in terms of professional development, and the workplace. It equips you with the skills to undertake future research projects, pursue publication or apply to undertake a higher research degree.

Students completing the MSc programme will have the opportunity to apply for short term clinical or non-clinical placements with partnering organisations.

Which department am I in?

Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,000.00 (US$ 27,349) per year
PGDip: £13,333. PGCert: £6,667.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University Park Campus

University of Nottingham,

NOTTINGHAM,

NG7 2RJ, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,000.00 (US$ 27,349) per year
PGDip: £13,333. PGCert: £6,667.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Queen's Medical Centre

Nottingham Education Centre,

NOTTINGHAM,

NG7 2HA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Each application is assessed on its own merits, however students will usually be expected to hold a master's degree. Previous exposure to research or thesis writing is highly desirable. Students need to have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

2:2 (or above) in any allied health or social care related subject. IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element). TOEFL (IBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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