Taught course

Dental Education

University of Bedfordshire · Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a 2:2 Honours degree in dentistry, dental nursing and allied dental professions and be working in the profession.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative, flexible course combines study days with supported online learning and has a unique focus on the development of dental educators and their teams. Relevant to dental care professionals working in the National Health Service (NHS), higher education, professional bodies and private sector contexts, this course gives you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of dental educational practices and broaden your expertise in areas of particular interest.

Key features

  • Develop a supervised independent project that focuses on dental education research, innovation or improvement
  • The PgCert Dental Education is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), leading to fellowship of the HEA
  • Academics are established medical and dental educators with experience spanning undergraduate and postgraduate dental, medical and healthcare education

Career opportunities

The course develops the skills and practices of those who wish to enhance their capacity to fulfil educational roles in dental and other healthcare education contexts. By participating in this course, you will be ideally placed to respond to current and future developments in educational policies and practices.

Areas of study may include:

  • Dental education in practice
  • Understanding learning in the workplace
  • Work-based learning

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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0300 3300 073