Taught course

Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment

Keele University · School of Medicine

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Entry requirements

English Language Proficiency Requirement

If English is not your first language, you must either:

  • Hold a degree from a school where English was the language of instruction


  • Take the IELTS™ (overall score of 7.0 or higher required, with a score no lower than 6.0 in each sub-test)

Education requirement

  • A qualification/degree related to the health professions or education at a Bachelors or equivalent level.

Practical Requirement

  • Practical experience in either teaching or the management of education.

Months of entry


Course content

The FAIMER-Keele Masters degree in Health Professions Education is intended for teachers, administrators and regulators in health professions education. The course is designed to provide in-depth training in all aspects of health professions education through the convenience of distance learning. The skills and knowledge acquired can help participants advance health sciences education at their own institution, or within their own country, to the highest international standards.

This Certificate/Diploma/Masters course has been developed jointly with FAIMER® (the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research) and CenMEDIC (the Centre for Medical Education in Context).

Keele University is responsible for maintaining standards, issuing degree awards and providing library access for students, as well as being the last recourse in the event of dispute or complaint.

The course is delivered by CenMEDIC, led by Professor Janet Grant, which is the academic unit responsible for all issues in relation to running the course and to issues of student support, student assessment and feedback. The materials for the course are located on the CenMEDIC website and the discussion forum, an integral part of the course, is also located there.

The 2021 application will open in early 2021, and course work will begin in September 2021.

For more info, please visit the FAIMER® website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    Up to 12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    Up to 24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MHPE
    Up to 36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    The program offers a flexible learning format, which allows busy working professionals to learn new skills and advance their careers while continuing to practice in their current positions.

Course contact details

Medicine Admissions
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