|Types||Oxford Qualification - Part-time|
|Start date||Oct 2016|
|Fees||Click here for fee information.|
|Application status||Applications being accepted|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)1865 286943.|
The MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care will position students to integrate the best available research evidence with their clinical expertise and patient values to make better informed decisions in their field of health care.
To see if this course is still open for applications for admission in October 2016 please visit the University of Oxford Graduate Admissions website. Courses with a green admission status are open for applications, amber means the course will be closing at 12 noon on the following Friday and red means it has closed to new applications.
Watch the following video for more information about the Programme and the student experience:
This is a joint Programme between the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education's Continuing Professional Development Centre. 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.
Kristina is a current MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care student from Canada and she has said the following:
"It was really important to me to find a course which was flexible. I can take a week off from my clinical work, come to Oxford and spend the week studying, and the rest of the course is online. I feel very supported by the forums and I can stay in touch with my colleagues but at the same time I haven’t had to put my clinical career or the rest of my life on hold to be able to do a Master’s. "
The MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care is a part-time course. There are two compulsory modules, four option modules and a dissertation.
Option Modules (four must be chosen)
A module is run over an eight week cycle where the first week is spent working on introductory activities using a Virtual Learning Environment, the second week is spent in Oxford for the face to face teaching week (this takes place on the dates advertised), there are then four Post-Oxford activities (delivered through the VLE) which are designed to help you write your assignment. You then have a week of personal study and you will be required to submit your assignment electronically the following week (usually on a Tuesday at 14:00 UK Local Time).
Online modules are delivered entirely through a Virtual Learning Environment with the first week allocated to introductory activities. There are ten units to work through which are released week by week (starting on the dates advertised), you then have five weeks of personal study with use of a revision forum and then you will be required to submit your assignment electronically the following week (usually on a Tuesday at 14:00 UK Local Time).
The aim of the MSc programme is to help health professionals base their clinical and health management decisions on valid, reliable and relevant evidence, determined by sound scientific research and evaluation.
By the end of the Master's degree students will be expected to be able to:
Assessment for each module will be based on a written assignment, which shall not be of more than 4,000 words. Students for the MSc will also be required to complete a dissertation on a topic chosen in consultation with a supervisor and the Course Director. The dissertation should not normally exceed 15,000 words.
To complete the MSc students must:
To be eligible for the course you should:
For the full Selection Criteria please refer to the Graduate Admissions and Funding website.
Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms are rated 3-star, and come with free high-speed internet access and TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.
These rates (in pounds sterling) are for students joining in the 2016-17 academic year and will increase annually.
The annual award fee is due for every academic year (or part-year) attended; module or dissertation fees are due in advance as invoiced. Fees must be paid in accordance with the Terms and Conditions for the programme.
Annual Award Fee: £5,735
Module fees: £1,740 (per taught module)
Dissertation fee: £5,220 (equivalent to 3 module fees)
3 annual award fees: £17,205 (see notes 1 and 2)
plus 6 module fees: £10,440 (see notes 1 and 2)
plus dissertation fee: £5,220 (see notes 1 and 2)
Total: £32,865 (see notes 1 and 2)
Details of funding opportunities, including grants, bursaries, loans, scholarships and benefit information are available on our Fees and Funding page.
The following modules can be studied as part of this programme:
Early application for the programme is advised. Applications which have not been fully completed before the application deadline cannot be considered, so please ensure any applications are received by us in good time so that we may advise of missing or incorrectly completed elements. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to telephone interview, and asked to provide evidence of their funding for the programme.
For further information on applying, please refer to the Application Guide. Please read our Terms and Conditions before submitting your application. If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying please contact:
Sue Pearson (Programme Manager)
Tel: +44 (0)1865 286947 - Email: email@example.com