M.Sc. Blended

Evidence-Based Health Care

University of Oxford

24 months
7125 GBP/year
7125 GBP/year
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The MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care at the University of Oxford is designed to help health professionals base clinical and health management decisions on valid, reliable and relevant evidence.


The MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care at the University of Oxford will position you to integrate the best available research evidence with your clinical expertise and patient values to make better informed decisions in your field of health care. It can be taken part-time alongside work commitments, generally over two to four years.

This is a joint programme between the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education. The programme works in collaboration with the renowned Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford.

This programme has teachers and contributors who are internationally recognised leaders in the field of evidence-based practice and teaching. The flexible structure of the course has been devised to fit with the structure of specialist training and to accommodate student choice.

The aims of the course are for you to:

  • find and appraise quantitative and qualitative research evidence critically and efficiently and understand what the results mean in different contexts and for different healthcare decisions
  • integrate and synthesise different sorts of information, from diverse sources, when making both individual patient and health policy decisions in a wide range of situations
  • work comfortably in situations of uncertainty and make sound judgements in the absence of definitive evidence
  • understand how to work with colleagues to make informed decisions based on evidence and operate effectively in a variety of team roles
  • understand, apply and evaluate the process of translating knowledge into action within a healthcare system
  • present and communicate information about research evidence and evidence-based practice clearly in written, electronic and oral forms to a range of audiences
  • be able to produce a robust research protocol, for a variety of different types of research question, in a format that can be submitted as an application for research funding
  • be able to play a lead role in the conduct and presentation of research according to Good Clinical Practice.

Programme Structure

You will take the following two compulsory modules:

  • Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care
  • Study Design and Research Methods

You will then choose an additional four modules from the following options:

  • Clinical Trial Management
  • Mixed Methods in Health Research
  • Knowledge into Action
  • Evidence-based Diagnosis and Screening
  • Statistics for Health Care Research
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Randomised Controlled Trials
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Essential Medical Statistics


Most part-time students commencing this programme are already in full-time employment. The MSc offers health care professionals opportunities to enhance their working lives by:

  • updating and improving their clinical practice
  • facilitating effective and timely decision making in health care
  • developing and applying research critically to improve health for individuals, populations and healthcare systems
  • disseminating and translating knowledge for patient and public benefit
  • opening up new career opportunities.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any subject.
  • Successful completion of a professional training course or professional work experience in the health service or a health-related field may also be considered.
  • For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA normally sought is 3.6 out of 4.0.
  • If your degree is not from the UK or another country specified above, visit our International Qualifications page for guidance on the qualifications and grades that would usually be considered to meet the University’s minimum entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    7125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7125 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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