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Quality and Patient Safety Improvement MSc

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Queen's Medical Centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

This unique degree programme develops your expertise in patient safety, human factors and quality improvement and how this applies to practice.

You will benefit from a strong practical element, as each module offers a mix of classroom-based teaching and access to a comprehensive suite of online learning resources, designed by our award winning e-learning group.

Our programme is designed by an interdisciplinary collaboration, involving leading academics in health science, business and human factors, with key input from collaborative partners including:

  • NHS partners
  • Centre for Health Innovation Leadership and Learning
  • Human Factors Research Group (HFRG)
  • Trent Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre (Information and Insight Service)

Course content is delivered from nationally-recognised experts drawn from patient safety, improvement science and human factors. Our Advisory Board also includes national and international experts whose role is to highlight emerging developments in these fields.

The programme can be undertaken full-time over one year or part-time over a maximum of four years, and studied to the level of PGCert (60 credits), PGDip (120 credits) or MSc (180 credits).

Graduate destinations

Our unique programme delivers tangible benefits for graduates, in terms of professional development, and the workplace. It equips you with the skills to undertake future research projects, pursue publication or apply to undertake a higher research degree.

Students completing the MSc programme will have the opportunity to apply for short term clinical or non-clinical placements with partnering organisations.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,000per year

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

University information

University of Nottingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 35 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    165 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99.0 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%



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