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Course content

Course overview

  • Develop your knowledge of and skills in identifying, interpreting and applying evidence in a health context by taking units from our MSc Evidence Based Healthcare degree as standalone CPD courses.
  • Fit further study into your schedule if you do not have the time to undertake a full master's course.
  • Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK for medicine (QS World University Rankings 2018).


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • Modular (part-time distance learning)
  • UK students (per annum): £1,100 per 15 credit module 
  • International students (per annum): £1,100 per 15 credit module

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Entry requirements

English language

Successful applicants will be proficient in English language. Applicants who are from countries which are not majority English speaking must provide evidence of their English language proficiency. This should be in the form of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) at or greater than the following minimum requirements:

  • IELTS test 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in the written component and no less than 5.5 in all components); 
  • TOEFL test: 90 (internet-based) (Minimum: Listening 18; Writing 20; Reading 18 and Speaking 20);
  • Pearson Test 59-65 (with no less than 51 in each component).

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

You can apply for one or more of these CPD units by completing our online application form . See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

Advice to applicants

A good application should contain all the required documents listed below. The required documents to be submitted with your application are:

  • two academic references on letter headed paper, signed and dated within six months of your application. Professional references can be provided in instances where you have been out of university for more than three years;
  • copies of official degree certificates (with official translations if not in English);
  • copies of official undergraduate/postgraduate transcripts;
  • a personal statement of approximately 300-500 words about why you wish to take this course and how it will affect your personal and professional development. This statement should try and refer to your current role;
  • a CV;
  • proof of English language proficiency (if required).

How your application is considered

Each application will be assessed individually and those with missing documents will be discarded at this stage.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service .

Visit the Evidence Based Healthcare CPD page on the University of Manchester website for more details!




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