Programmes in Evidence-Based Health Care
Training and nurturing the next generation of global leaders in evidence, across a diverse range of qualifications, to inform better health care.
DPhil • MSc • PGDip • PGCert • Short Courses
"Our world-class programme of part-time graduate courses and professional short courses is designed to meet the interests and professional requirements of clinicians, scientists and researchers, working in a wide range of disciplines."
Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of CEBM
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Introductory course videos
View our introductory course videos for more information about some of the programmes on offer.
Learn alongside internationally recognised experts in evidence-based practice and education
Flexible, blended modes of study, designed to accommodate full-time employment
Use real-life problems from clinical practice to contextualise your learning and tailor your research
Intensive residential weeks in Oxford with interactive, problem-based learning
What are my study options?
Our DPhil programmes offer an opportunity to pursue your research interests and develop your expertise in research methods, following completion of a Master’s in a related topic.
> DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care
Explore the fundamental principles of evidence-based health care and research methods:
> New! MSc in EBHC Teaching and Education
> MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care
> MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews
PGCert and PGDip
From critically evaluating and applying health research techniques and solutions, to learning a wide range of teaching tools and teaching styles, we have a programme to suit all health care professions:
>PGCert in Qualitative Health Research Methods
Any of our programme modules can be taken as ‘stand-alone’ short courses, as ‘not for credit’ professional training, academic credit, or to simply get a ‘taster’ of the award programme we offer.
New for 2023
> Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Health Care Leadership
EBHC Study Routes Overview
It can be tricky for students to make sense of which modules are available on which programmes and vice versa! Therefore we've developed pages to help make the options available to you as clear as possible.
Follow this link to see a list of all the programmes and modules available as part of our Postgraduate Programme.
From here, you can click on each of the programmes to find out which modules are available as part of that particular programme, and click on each of the modules to find out which programmes it's affiliated with.
Tutor expertise: research and supervision
Not only do our tutors deliver gold-standard teaching across the postgraduate programme in Evidence-Based Health Care, but they also have significant expertise in conducting and disseminating research across a broad range of health-related themes, expertly positioning them to deliver unrivalled student supervision.
Our students often have interests in specific health-related research themes and methodologies and we are keen to ensure they'll be given the right platform to pursue those interests, and in expert hands. That's why alongside teaching, many of our tutors are supervising student projects within the EBHC Masters and DPhil programmes, to offer additional support in areas of research where their interests and expertise lie.
Meet our EBHC programme tutors at the bottom of the page, and click below for a list of core research themes covered on the EBHC programme and the tutors affiliated to each research theme.
Our students make a difference
As well as providing critical research to help shape better health care decisions, our students collate their findings into blogs to help inform and influence other students.
Investigating the Epidemiology of Opioids in England
In this blog, fourth year medical student, Antonia-Oliva Roberts, discusses her extended essay, investigating opioid consumption in England, as part of the Final Honour's Scheme.
Evidence-based research needs to become our day-to-day tool to address health challenges and answer complex problems
In this blog, MSc EBHC student, Filippo Giliberti, discusses how the programme enables students to ask bold questions and answer complex health problems.
Who are our students?
Our students come from a wide range of health care backgrounds. Here’s just a few examples:
- doctors and nurses,
- specialist registrars and trainees,
- clinical researchers,
- health information specialists and knowledge managers,
- healthcare managers and policy makers,
- medical journalists,
- professionals in the pharmaceutical and health-related industries.
Don't just take our word for it, see what our students have to say
“The Oxford EBHC programme has provided me with the tools to springboard my early career as a clinician investigator.”
Robert Baird, Canada, Student, MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care
“Oxford University and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine provide the ‘gold standard’ of teaching and learning.”
Dr Kushal Banerjee, India, Student, MSc in EBHC
“I found so much of the MSc experience to be incredibly inspirational, motivating, enjoyable and rewarding.”
Anne Carroll, Ireland, Student, MSc in EBHC
“An excellent mix of speeches, interactive lessons, practical sessions…I can highly recommend to anyone working in healthcare.”
Lorenz Meuli, Switzerland, Student, MSc in EBHC Medical Statistics
Hear from more of our postgraduate students
Meet our tutors
Our tutors are EBM experts working as either practicing clinicians, or researchers informing public discourse and policy-making on a range of important health issues.