Study Healthcare Facilities MSc at UCL

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Healthcare Facilities MSc

The Healthcare Facilities MSc is the only programme currently available in the UK and internationally that leads to a degree specialised in healthcare built environments, either as a healthcare architect or healthcare planner. This is a very multifaceted area of the built environment and there are very few professionals that have academic qualifications at this level able to address the complexity involved.

The aim of the MSc is to generate an integrated perspective of all those components that constitute systemic, sustainable, and successful healthcare buildings. These components include: a strong emphasis on the value of real estate and place-making; an understanding of all elements necessary to enable significant environments for healthcare, including anything from hospital to homes for elderly and vulnerable people; a holistic perspective on Healthcare Facilities as a social provision.

You will gain expertise on how the architectural, engineering, technological, economic, social and policy dimensions come together in successful healthcare facility planning, design, delivery and management. The MSc will prepare you for an important and rewarding career in the sectors related to healthcare environments, such as healthcare architecture, planning, construction, or in the capital/estates and facilities departments of healthcare services.

Healthcare Facilities MSc modules are taught in intensive, week-long blocks (each module requires one very intensive week attendance on campus), so can be aligned easily with employment demands.

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Who this course is for

The collaborative nature of the course provides students with practical skills that are highly sought after by employers from the real estate, engineering, architecture, healthcare architecture, medical planning, healthcare facilities management and construction.

The foundation of your career

The faculty has an existing track record of our graduates being employed in the specialism of their MSc programmes. The Healthcare Facilities MSc is expected to develop decision-making skills, research skills and analytical techniques appropriate for the field. The programme has very close links with the UK National Health Service and significant Healthcare Trusts across the country, major healthcare architecture and planning companies, architectural and construction firms and providers that operate in the health and care sectors in the UK and internationally. This is reflected in the delivery of the programme as experts from industry are involved.


This programme is designed to enhance your current and future career opportunities in the globally important and growing area of healthcare built environment provision. As with all of the professionally based, practical disciplines, the Bartlett’s MSc programmes have a proven track record in providing competitive advantage in the marketplace for their participants. The international healthcare market continues to expand with a clear focus on patient experience as well as unprecedented demand due to change in demographics and technological advancements. Therefore it is expected that participants would have opportunities for career development at all levels within the healthcare and built environment sectors.

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