Taught course

Medical Education

Newcastle University · School of Medical Sciences Education Development
MMedEdPGDipPGCertPGCert (e-learning)

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification, in a healthcare profession or relevant discipline. If you are applying for the PGDip you must have completed the PGCert in Medical or Clinical Education. If you are applying for the part time MMedEd you must have completed the PGDip in Medical or Clinical Education. If you are applying for part time study you must be working in a role that involves medical education for the duration of the course. If you are an intercalating medical student applying for the MMedEd you must have completed your third or fourth undergraduate year and passed all assignments on first attempt We will consider relevant prior-accredited learning (RPL) for exemption from certain modules up to 20 credits (for the Teaching and Learning in the Classroom module) and for students studying to PGCert or PGDip level, 60 credits for students studying the MMedEd If you have a PGCert from another institution and want to apply for RPL please contact the School of Medical Education.

Months of entry


Course content

Our course allows medical educators to enhance their educational practice, skills and knowledge. You will gain expertise in effective medical education in the context of your practice. You will also develop a scholarly approach through evaluating established practice and educational initiatives.

The course is flexible and practice-based. It will suit health professionals and those involved or interested in medical education. Through advancing your skills and knowledge you will enhance your contribution to educational practice. You will also extend your ability to contribute to medical education as a discipline.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in all sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
12-24 months


part time
12 months

PGCert (e-learning)

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Sarah Fletcher, Programme Coordinator, School of Medical Education
+44 (0) 191 208 4522