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Healthcare Innovation: Engineering, Systems and Improvement

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You will have had to successfully complete PgCert and PgDip Units 1-6 to be able to enroll to MSt level.

Residential Teaching

MSt students will be required to attend in Cambridge for two, two-day activities: presentation of their research project plans at the start of the year and presentation of their research findings towards the end of the year.

Research Dissertation

The final MSt year will require submission of a research dissertation of between 10,000 and 12,000 words in length including footnotes but excluding appendices and bibliography. The research project must address a topic in the space of scientific, medical, social or business innovation under the general theme of healthcare. The dissertation should be written with a focus towards the innovative aspects of the project underpinned with a strong understanding of the technologies or policies. The dissertation should include primary data. This may be quantitative or qualitative in nature.

Further information on MSt degrees

The University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) provides further information on Cambridge Master of Studies degrees here:

Applicants may find this to be a useful guide.

For the MSt year only, you will need to be a member of one of the Colleges at Cambridge. Further information on College membership is provided by the ICE here:

Course dates

September 2026 - August 2027

Course duration

11 months part-time

Course fee

Home: £6,325

Overseas: £11,605

Course Director

Dr James Ward



Qualifications / Credits

Master of Studies

Course code