Teesside University

Teesside University

Evidence-Based Practice

This course will give you the opportunity to study the central aspects of Evidence-based Practice and to focus these on your specific area of health or social care practice. The emphasis is on the integration of theory and practice within a multi-professional working and learning environment and intends to develop a lifelong ability to understand how evidence is generated, retrieved, critically appraised and employed in practice. Such a focus will ensure that you are equipped with the necessary foundations to develop further an evidence-based approach to practice throughout your career. The course enables you to: develop the skills and attitudes necessary to perform detailed Evidence-based Practice and research in your area of interest; develop your understanding of the necessary research methodologies to locate and appraise research relevant to your health or social care practice; develop a lifelong learning attitude and an inquisitive approach to practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a relevant Honours degree (2.2) in a health or social care-related subject. For applicants whose 1st degree is not health or social care related, applicants should have recent experience of working within a health or social care environment. International students will be required to have IELTS level 6.5 or above.

Course modules

Year 1 core modules include: Delivering quality in healthcare; designing research projects; evidence-based practice; practical statistics. Year 2 core modules: Dissertation; quality improvement in evidence-based healthcare.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods is used throughout the course. These include formative assessment, review of current practice, research critique, research proposal, statistical analysis, examination, change dossier, essay and a research report.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
MSc Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176