Taught course

Education for the Health Professions

Swansea University · Health

Entry requirements

  • An appropriate degree or its equivalent from an approved institution (preferably 2:2 or above) and evidence of recent academic study
  • A professional qualification and a minimum of two year’s relevant work experience and responsibilities considered by the University to be acceptable for the purposes of postgraduate admission
  • Registered nurses and midwives seeking to achieve either Practice Teacher (Stage 3 of the NMC (2008) Standards for Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice (SLAiP)) or Teacher status (Stage 4 of the NMC (2008) SLAiP) must be able to demonstrate that they have developed their own knowledge, skills and competence beyond registration i.e. registered and worked for at least two years, and gained additional qualifications that will support students (NMC 2008)

Months of entry


Course content

This course has been designed specifically to meet the needs to the healthcare professional engaged in education in the clinical and/or academic setting.

The Education for the Health Professions Programme will enable the student to develop an in-depth understanding of educational principles and values so as to develop their expertise in teaching, assessing and supervision in clinical and academic settings.

It aims to:

  • develop an in-depth understanding of educational issues, principles and values so as to develop expertise in teaching, assessing and supervision
  • develop the core skills of critical analysis, evaluation, synthesis, creative and reflective thinking
  • conduct research into their own educational practice
  • promote inter-professional collaboration and understanding across a range of health; professions in relation to the practice of education
  • develop their ability to design and adapt their teaching and assessing to maximise the learning potential inherent in the range of settings in which they teach and develop their ability to research their practice as educators

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358