Taught course

Education for Clinical Contexts

Queen Mary, University of London · Institute of Health Sciences Education

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

A 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject.

Additional information

The programme has been specifically designed for doctors, dentists, senior nurses, allied health professionals and academics, who are involved in undergraduate or postgraduate teaching of clinicians. Applicants will have at least one year of experience in practice as a clinical educator to enrol on the programme. This includes experience teaching in the clinical context.

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

English language requirements

If you got your degree in an English speaking country or if it was taught in English, and you studied within the last five years, you might not need an English language qualification - find out more.

English language entry requirements for programmes within the Institute of Health Sciences Education

You may be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Find better ways to motivate and engage learners in clinical education with this Education for Clinical Contexts MA programme. Discover how to create clinical education programmes that achieve maximum results, improve teaching practice and develop the expertise needed to lead clinical education programmes in your workplace.

  • Study part-time alongside professional commitments
  • Apply what you've learned directly to professional work
  • Conduct research and practical work in our outstanding research facilities
  • Develop industry contacts and enjoy networking opportunities and support from Academic Advisors and the student office

This MA Education for Clinical Contexts has been specifically designed for doctors, dentists, senior nurses, allied health professionals and academics, involved in undergraduate or postgraduate teaching of clinicians.

It aims to attract committed educators working in and around clinical contexts, who seek to both improve teaching and learning. You'll gain a deep understanding of how to evaluate and improve curriculum; and you'll understand more fully the educational potential of the working environment.

You will be given opportunities to develop knowledge and skills as educators, using your own practice and workplace setting as a research context. You will engage with like-minded colleagues and analyse the nature and dynamics of teaching and learning in clinical education, drawing on a wide range of educational theories. This programme requires you to become an active researcher of clinical education in order to develop teaching and learning opportunities for students.


Students who have a Certificate in Learning and Teaching from Queen Mary, or a PGCert in clinical/medical education from another university, may be able to apply for 30 credits of advanced standing. Meaning you will be required to do less modules to gain the MA.

Furthermore, students who have completed the an Academic Development PGCert programme at Queen Mary can apply to enter the course with 60 credits of advanced standing.

  • Five compulsory modules
  • Compulsory 20,000-word dissertation

Information for international students

Find out how to apply for a student visa.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Institute of Health Science Education
+44 (0) 207 882 7147