UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Evidence-Based Healthcare

The course is designed to facilitate optimal patient care. Students create and compile best available evidence for individual aspects of patient care, and on completion of the programme will independently be able to carry out systematic reviews to determine best practice.

Entry requirements

A medical degree (MBBS) or 2nd Class UK Honours degree in a healthcare related subject such as nursing, physiotherapy or clinical biochemistry, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: introduction to research methods for evidence based healthcare; evaluating the quality of evidence; performing systematic reviews of interventions (part 1); performing systematic reviews of interventions (part 2). Options include: performing systematic reviews of diagnostic accuracy studies; application of evidence in clinical practice; musculoskeletal epidemiology and research methodology (part 1); evidence based pre-clinical research; epidemiology (not delivered as distance learning).

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of online lectures, seminars, class discussions, workshops, tutorials, and practical work. Assessment is through written examination, essays and the research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning (full-time) - 1 years
MSc Mixed mode - 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 24,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Mixed mode - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
MSc Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7794 0500