Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Quality and Safety in Healthcare

The course enables students to enhance their understanding of quality and safety related to their discipline, working practice and healthcare in general; develop skills in the use of computing and statistics applied to healthcare.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in medicine (2.1 or above) or Honours degree in a healthcare-related subject, with have 3 years' of experience working in healthcare; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O-level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to quality and safety; epidemiology and information; understanding safety and quality; the aftermath of an incident; improving safety, implementing change; system and organisational aspect of quality and safety; research project: including a taught component on research methods and dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on research project: dissertation; viva voce.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 14,550 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7594 8088