Taught course

Clinical Education (Intercalated)

Keele University · School of Medicine

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Entry requirements

The programme is designed for undergraduate medical students preparing for, or currently engaged in, clinical teaching. Please contact the School for detailed information and to check whether your own experience and professional development is appropriate for entry.

Application Procedure for Keele Students

To undertake an intercalated degree, students must be given permission by the School of Medicine as well as being offered a place on their chosen course. Permission is granted following a short interview with an intercalation panel. Decisions will be based on the student’s academic record overall and on their motivation for undertaking the intercalated degree. The presence of a resit examination on the student’s academic record will not necessarily prevent them being granted permission to intercalate and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis, following the interview process.

  • Please note that should permission to intercalate be granted by the interview panel, students will still need to apply independently to the course of their choice.
  • Students who are given permission to intercalate should have passed all their assessments by the time they commence their intercalated degree.
  • Intercalating students will be given access to their cohort's Blackboard, in order for them to stay in touch with their year's activities.

Application Procedure for non Keele Students

Initially students should seek permission from their own medical school to apply to Keele. Please contact the course director directly for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

With a requirement for greater professionalism and accountability as clinical teachers, this course has been designed and developed to meet this need by providing a robust theoretical and practical basis for good teaching practice. Medical students who wish to study for an intercalated master’s degree in Clinical Education recognise that when they qualify as clinicians they will be involved in teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students, which this course will prepare and qualify you for.

Available either as a one year full time taught course or a one year distance learning course, providing flexible study, to suit the different needs of students.

A Postgraduate qualification in Clinical Education is becoming a national standard for health professionals involved in teaching and is expected of new clinical teachers in the Keele University School of Medicine.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Clive Gibson