Teesside University

Teesside University

Advancing Quality Improvement in Health and Social Care

The programme is designed to develop and equip critical advocates and ambassadors for quality, safety and governance in health and social care and enables you to apply comprehensive knowledge, understanding, expertise and advanced skills to lead the evidence based enhancement of quality, safety and governance in health and social care settings. The programme is suitable for individuals from the public, independent and voluntary sectors, from any professional background, including clinical and support services. You study issues related to the transition to mastery and explore the context of safety, quality and governance in terms of policy, theory and experience, at a personal/local, national and international level. You also study different types and sources of evidence and use these to identify a quality, safety or governance issue of relevance to your role based on an in-depth study of the principles, practices and tools of safety and governance in health and social care.

Entry requirements

Working in a health or social care setting or associated agencies. Applicants will normally have an Honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent work-based experience. Applicants with other qualifications may be considered if they can provide evidence of the ability to study at Master�s level.

Course modules

Modules include: The principles and practice of safety and governance in health and social care; using evidence to advance quality, safety and governance in health and social care.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment modes are used throughout the programme. These include written assessments such as an essay on the nature and use of evidence and a business case for change. Other modes of assessment include the development and formatively assessed presentation of an environmental analysis and an oral presentation/defence.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 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