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Healthcare Innovation: Engineering, Systems and Improvement

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Course Fees for 2024 Entry

Students will be expected to cover the application fees for each year of the programme. Each qualification incurs its own annual fee - please see each qualification for details. Students will need to cover any costs of travel, sustenance and accommodation during the residential weeks in Cambridge; accommodation being typically around £400-£600 per residential working week. Suitable refreshments will be provided during the residential weeks between sessions (e.g. lunches). Students will require the use of a laptop for the duration of the course.

Funding opportunities

Students working in an industry setting may be able to obtain funding via their own organisations. Alternatively, you may wish to explore sources of government funding and financial support, including professional and career development loans.

Support for students and their learning

The Engineering Department conforms to the University’s Codes of Practice for Taught Master's Students and for Research Students. The following tools will be provided to support the students:

  • all students will be assigned a Course Advisor;
  • MSt students will be assigned a research project supervisor;
  • the Course Director will provide a direct point of contact;
  • an induction programme will help students start out on the course effectively;
  • handbooks, including syllabus, teaching and supervision schedules, will be provided so that the students can arrange their study accordingly;
  • online teaching support will be offered outside teaching hours;
  • electronic course materials, including lecture recordings and notes, will be provided for revision purposes.

Academic support away from the Cambridge environment

Online meetings and resources tools, including the Engineering Department website and the Moodle virtual learning environment, will be used to support continued learning while students are away from Cambridge.

Welfare, mental health and disability support

Academic and professional staff will provide pastoral welfare support and signposting of students to appropriate experts.

The University welcomes applications from potential students with disabilities; indeed, more than 14% of the overall student population has disclosed a disability (January 2018). The University has a legal obligation to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities, and we will do everything reasonably possible to ensure that all students are able to participate fully in the course without disadvantage. Depending on an individual student's circumstances, this may include flexible extensions to deadlines, prior access to lecture notes, provision of a safe space, ensuring the accessibility of venues, and many other possible adjustments.

In ensuring that reasonable adjustments are made fairly and equitably, we will be using the University's own experience of granting adjustments to a wide range of students, as well as being informed by any statements that the student has passed on from doctors or previous institutions where relevant.

Potential students with disabilities are encouraged to get in touch with the Engineering Graduate Studies Office ( as soon as possible to discuss any requirements. All applications will be based on academic merit, and disclosures of disability will not be passed on to academics during the admissions process without the permission of the applicant.

Graduate employability and career destinations

The structure of the course will allow significant opportunities for students to adjust and refine their career goals. The course awards provide a direct route to career enhancement. During the course, networking opportunities will be offered, allowing students to connect with a wider range of career opportunities through their student colleagues, Course Advisor and mentors on the course including clinicians, clinical engineers and industry colleagues.