Taught course

Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Health Professionals

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Entry requirements

Applicants must have a UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a health and social care or education discipline. Applicants with a diploma who have gained significant clinical and professional experience are also welcome to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

Months of entry


Course content

On our part-time course, you’ll develop the skills to lead the design, development and evaluation of simulation and technology enhanced learning (STEL).

It’s designed for anyone interested in education and STEL from all disciplines. You might work in the health or social care, the emergency services, in the oil and gas industries, or the military, for example. Whichever sector you work in, you’ll share your experiences with fellow students to help broaden your knowledge of how organisations use STEL.

You’ll usually learn through group tutorials and interactive workshops, with activities ranging from role plays, discussions and presentations to immersive games. Our specialist facilities on-campus include simulated ward environments with sophisticated human patient simulators, a community flat, virtual reality (VR) equipment and an advanced audio/visual streaming and recording system.

The practical workshops will help you to gain a deeper understanding of both scenario design and theoretical principles, and how they can apply to your practice.

Through the taught units, you’ll critically evaluate STEL methods, from mobile applications, gamification and immersive scenarios to the use of VR. You’ll consider ways to use STEL in practice within a wide range of settings.

You’ll use your newly acquired knowledge and skills to develop a work-based project unique to your interests, and experiences. This assignment will help you to develop your professional skills, as well as encourage innovation and development within your workplace.

Experts whose work focuses on simulation-based education lead this course.

The three units on this course all provide 20 credits at Level 7 (masters degree level). You can build up credits and exit with a postgraduate certificate (60 credits) or complete single units as part of your continuing professional development (CPD).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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