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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    South Kensington Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

These courses are designed to equip you with the tools to instigate and lead innovation in healthcare systems, services and spaces. We’ll provide you with a greater understanding of the UK health system and the systemic challenges it faces to remain sustainable. The knowledge and skill gained can benefit professionals from a wide range of practice backgrounds. You’ll gain an understanding of behavioural economics and how to apply it to design projects, maximising impact. This includes understanding the role of physical products and the environment in shaping people’s behaviour.

Skills you'll learn include the ability to:

  • develop a business case and business model for innovations, considering market and financial analysis
  • apply different theoretical models of innovation, explaining why some innovations succeed and others fail
  • rapidly research, manufacture and prototype a solution to a healthcare challenge.

You will draw on the complementary knowledge and expertise of Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art (RCA). The course will be delivered at Imperial’s campuses in South Kensington and St Mary’s, as well as at the RCA campus. This course runs alongside an MRes degree awarded by the Royal College of Art. Imperial’s courses have been designed for clinicians and healthcare professionals. The RCA’s course, however, is aimed at design professionals.

This course builds on the partnership between Imperial and the RCA. This comes to life in the HELIX Centre – a design studio in St Mary’s Hospital bringing designers and clinicians together to solve healthcare challenges. A key aim of the HELIX Centre is to drive more innovative approaches to healthcare service delivery. The focus is on better design, planning, efficient use of resources and greater attention to patient need. This course is delivered by the Institute of Global Health Innovation.

Safety and quality are increasingly important topics in the national dialogue of health systems, including the NHS. This is compounded by tightening national budgets. Individuals who demonstrate an understanding of patient safety lapses and how to address them are increasingly valued by employers. Given the portfolio of high-calibre teaching staff, you can gain exposure to leaders in industry, academia and policy. You will graduate with advanced research skills in healthcare design. This includes critical design thinking, entrepreneurship and leadership. Many graduates pursue further advanced study at PhD level in healthcare-related design and innovation areas.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 18,350per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Imperial College London

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  • Campus address

    Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7 2AZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 35 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    195 80%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%


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