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Patient Safety

Imperial College London

24 months
21450 GBP/year
13000 GBP/year
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This Patient Safety MSc course from Imperial College London considers the implications of interdisciplinary working in low-resource settings, responding to global crises and delivering innovation in challenging circumstances, such as international pandemics.


What you will learn

Through lectures and workshops, you’ll learn how health systems and policies relate to safety, and embed this knowledge into a research study you’ll complete about your place of work.

You will gain insights into the global context of healthcare, drawing upon a broad range of expert perspectives from academia, healthcare and industry. Throughout this Patient Safety MSc course from Imperial College London, you will explore themes including societal impact, equality and diversity, global health innovation, interprofessional practice, safety and sustainability. 

You’ll also have the opportunity to connect and engage with an international network of healthcare professionals, whose expertise you can draw on to develop your ideas further and implement into your practice.

You will be encouraged to consider your own practice through experiential learning approaches, recognising that even in well-developed health systems, affecting change is demanding.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Improvement in Practice
  • Health Systems and Policy
  • Social Impact of Patient Safety
  • Safer Systems
  • Innovation
  • Decision Making
  • Human Factors in Organisations

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • As a guide, visa nationals (overseas applicants) should aim to apply by no later than 30 June.





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in a healthcare related subject, or a policy/management related subject, or medical degree or equivalent (or a comparable qualification recognised by the College)
  • Three years relevant work experience in a healthcare, policy, or safety environment.
  • Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements above but who have substantial relevant industry experience may be admitted following completion of a ‘Special Qualifying Exam’ (SQE).
  • A wide variety of international qualifications are accepted.
  • All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.
  • Online application.
  • Application fee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21450 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21450 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    13000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 24 months.


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