MSc Clinical Healthcare Technology

Postgraduate, Distance learning
Clinical Healthcare Technology MSc

This programme will develop your knowledge of healthcare technology to improve outcomes.



This programme explores the use of health technologies to improve healthcare experiences and outcomes and the sustainability of health technology adoption to effect service transformation. This is achieved through focussing specifically on the following:

The need to consider implementation issues to successfully effect service transformation.

The importance of a user-centred approach in which user considerations are placed at the centre of technological shifts to avoid healthcare exclusion.

Innovation and entrepreneurship in health technology development and application.

The programme themes of transformation, user-centred approach, and innovation run through modules making up this programme of study.


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Mode of Study:

Distance learning


3 years

Start date:


Course details

In this programme you will: 

  • Address the use of healthcare technologies as a key challenge in society, appreciating policy and practice contexts.

  • Consider barriers and facilitators to healthcare technology utilization to improve healthcare experiences and outcomes. 

  • Comprehend the importance of innovation and leadership in healthcare technology development and implementation to successfully effect change. 

  • Develop appropriate communication approaches to influence engagement. 

 Core knowledge and understanding is acquired through lectures, tutorials, group work and guided independent learning and assessed through coursework.

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    How you’ll be taught

    This is a part-time (3 year) distance learning programme. The programme is delivered fully online and is supported with Moodle the virtual learning platform.The virtual learning environment is facilitated and moderated by academic experts in the field of study thus providing opportunities for you to discuss, critique and synthesise evidence.

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    Formative and summative assessments are used to evaluate your learning against the module learning outcomes. Formative feedback is provided to guide you on how you are progressing and to give constructive guidance to inform development for your final summative assignment. Summative assignments take the form of authentic assessments and include reports, literature reviews, presentations, and technology appraisal.


Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements for Clinical Healthcare Technology?

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in a subject related to nursing, midwifery, or allied health professions with eligibility for, or a live professional professional registration with, the NMC or HCPC equivalent. 

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

Can I get admission into Clinical Healthcare Technology based on my working experience in this sector?

This course has academic entry requirements which are assessed alongside relevant work experience. Full details of any relevant work experience, including references should be submitted with your application and may be considered for entry where the minimum academic entry requirements are below those required.

Usually, unrelated work experience is not considered sufficient for entry without meeting the minimum academic entry requirements. Please contact us with your specific circumstances by submitting an enquiry form above and we will be happy to discuss your options.

Can I make an appointment with an advisor to discuss further about the admission process?

If you want to get more information on the admission process, please get in touch with the postgraduate admissions team by submitting an enquiry form above.

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test.  The English Language requirements for this programme are IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 7.0 with no individual component score of less than 6.5.  For guidance on the acceptability of other English Language tests please contact

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
  • All Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

See who can apply for more information on Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2024/25 2025/26
Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland-Taught modules *£1,105 *£tba
Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland-60credit Dissertation module £650 £tba
Overseas and EU-Taught Modules *£2,820 *£tba
Overseas and EU-60credit Dissertation £1,900 £tba
Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next. For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships
Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*. The total fee you will pay is dependant upon the exit award you wish to achieve.
The University offers a 20% discount on Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to its alumni. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes. The discount can only be applied to year one of a full-time Postgraduate degree, any additional years are exempt from the discount. For part time Postgraduate degrees the discount will apply to years one, two and three only and any additional years will be exempt from the discount.
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.


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All programme activities are rooted in clinical practice and have been developed to enable maximum transferability to your practice setting. As such this programme will further career opportunities by preparing you to lead positive changes in your area of clinical practice. You will be equipped with core knowledge of healthcare technologies which you can apply to your own area of clinical practice to influence engagement, enhance patient outcomes and improve service delivery.