Taught course


Edge Hill University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

Entry requirements

In addition to having a medical degree, you will also need to be registered with the General Medical Council to work in the UK or alternatively have successfully applied for an International Training Fellowship. You should have attained a higher postgraduate qualification (for example, MSc or equivalent) and have current experience in the appropriate medical specialty. An interview will form part of the selection process. Employment may be arranged in conjunction with the programme of study or alternatively you may already be in full-time employment in the UK. For further information regarding eligibility for International Training Fellowships, please email mchcourse@wwl.nhs.uk.

Months of entry


Course content

The MMed enables experienced, qualified doctors to develop an evidence- based approach to health care practice and to obtain a postgraduate qualification whilst enhancing clinical expertise in a specific discipline of medicine. The programme has been designed in collaboration with senior clinicians and academics and is at the cutting edge of both contemporary medical practice and research. It will allow you to extend your knowledge and skills to advanced levels within your dedicated area of work. You can choose from a range of specialist pathways or pursue a generic MMed Medicine pathway which offers the potential to develop expertise in an alternative relevant subspeciality.
  • MMed Acute Medicine
  • MMed Cardiology
  • MMed Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • MMed Critical Care
  • MMed Critical Care and Anaesthesia
  • MMed Elderly Medicine
  • MMed Endocrinology
  • MMed Gastroenterology
  • MMed Interventional Cardiology
  • MMed Medicine
  • MMed Nephrology
  • MMed Pain Management
  • MMed Psychiatry (Adult and Later Life)
  • MMed Regional Anaesthesia
  • MMed Respiratory Medicine
  • MMed Rheumatology
Whichever pathway you choose, the programme will be delivered in partnership with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

Fees and funding

If you are joining the MMed in academic years 2019/20 or 2020/21 and are already registered with the General Medical Council, you can expect your tuition fees to be £16,000 for the entire programme, subject to meeting the programme's UK residency criteria and completing the course within three years.Alternatively, if you are appointed as an International Training Fellow (and sponsored via this programme to register with the General Medical Council), you can expect the tuition fee to be £35,000 for the entire course, subject to completing the programme within three years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMed
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


Assessment methods include a research proposal, written assignments, completion of online activities and discussions, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), clinical log books, seminar presentations and a dissertation. In addition to this, there is an attendance requirement of no less than 70% in order to pass each module.

Course contact details

+44(0)1695 575171