Are you a health professional, patient or service user, NHS manager, or researcher interested in improving health services and health outcomes for patients? If so, you are invited to an open evening for King’s College London’s new MSc in Implementation and Improvement Science.
You will be able to find out more about the course, meet with staff and students, and hear how studying this MSc could benefit your career, enabling you to draw on and apply the latest implementation and improvement theories, strategies and practical techniques.
Meet the experts who teach on the MSc
At the evening, you will be able to meet with the MSc course leader, Dr James Harris, King’s Improvement Science fellow and lecturer in midwifery at King’s College London, as well as a number of the international experts in implementation and improvement science who teach on the MSc, including:
• Professor Graham Thornicroft, professor of community psychiatry at King’s College London, and director of CLAHRC South London;
• Professor Nick Sevdalis, professor of implementation science and patient safety at King’s College London, and director of the Centre for Implementation Science; and
• Dr Lucy Goulding, a postdoctoral service improvement specialist, who works at King’s Improvement Science, a quality improvement enterprise in south-east London.
What is implementation science?
Research results demonstrating best treatment and care are readily available – so why doesn’t the evidence get put into practice? Why aren’t all health services offering patients and service users treatment and care informed by up-to-date guidelines and the latest knowledge?
Implementation and improvement science addresses these questions, investigating factors that hinder or help change for the better, including the attitudes of health professionals, patient knowledge, funding for services, organisational culture and leadership style.
The MSc teaches you:
• how to plan and deliver an effective improvement or implementation project
• how to evaluate the effectiveness of different implementation strategies
• research and project management skills.
You can tailor your studies to your career aspirations, choosing optional modules from across King’s College London and the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.
Standalone module and bursaires
The MSc is available as both a part-time and full-time course. You can also study one of the core modules - Principles of implementation and improvement science - as a standalone course, involving 10 days in college spread over one or two terms.
There are a limited number of bursaries available that reduce the MSc course fees for Home students by £2,000. Find out more about fees and funding.
What our students say
Read an interview with one of the MSc students: Richard Greenall, a VTE clinical prevention nurse at the Princess Royal University Hospital.
Find out more
The MSc was created jointly by researchers at King’s College London and St George’s, University of London who are part of the CLAHRC South London, a research organisation working to improve health services and funded by the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research), the research arm of the NHS.
Date and Time
Room G73, Franklin Wilkins Building
King's College London, Waterloo Campus