UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

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.

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).

Course Additional Entry

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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Distance Learning
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £24,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,570  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Mixed Mode
MSc (Postgraduate)
2 - 5 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate)