Teesside University

Teesside University

Service Improvement

The MSc Service Improvement develops your expertise in the application and evaluation of improvement science within complex and diverse organisational settings. It enables you to demonstrate self-direction and promote a culture of change and innovation throughout your organisation. You will be able to contribute to the field of knowledge in improvement science and develop new skills in the application of research to your practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally have an Honours degree in a health or social care-related subject or in leadership or management; applicants with other qualifications and experience may be considered if they can provide evidence of their ability to study at Master�s level; such applicants are invited to discuss individual needs with the programme team and programme leader; applicants also need to be in a position in their organisation which enables them to introduce and support research-based service improvement.

Course modules

Year 1 core modules include: Evidence-based improvement; service improvement (a personal development account); tools, techniques and metrics for improvement. Year 2 core modules include: Designing research projects; evidence-based practice. Year 3 core modules include: Dissertation. Optional modules include: Advancing leadership in health and social care (distance learning); negotiated learning; principles of commissioning.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Essays; critical appraisals; research papers; research project.

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 Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176