Entry requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in Medicine, Dentistry or related health profession. Applicants must be able to access opportunities to teach/support learning.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This part-time, Master’s level programme is designed for healthcare professionals involved in medical education and training. There are growing expectations that those with educational roles and responsibilities should engage in professional development activity to enable them to model and uphold the highest standards.

This programme provides a sound foundation for allied health professionals who support undergraduate medical students and/or postgraduate trainees’ learning in Higher and Professional Education settings, including the clinical workplace.
The programme has been designed in collaboration with clinicians and other healthcare professionals. As a result, the structure of the programme allows students flexibility over module choice, minimising the potential for service disruption and allowing students to develop areas of expertise relevant to their role responsibilities.
This programme aims to produce graduates who:
  • create welcoming, safe and purposeful learning environments
  • design and deliver engaging and effective teaching, learning and assessment activities
  • have purposeful, developmental conversations with learners that support their personal and professional career development
  • have a sound grasp of key educational theories and concepts, drawing on these to develop and critique their own and others’ educational practice
  • adopt a critically reflective and reflexive approach to medical education and training
Core Module
  • Medical Education: Principles and Practice
Optional Modules
  • Approaches to Clinical Teaching and Effective Supervision; or
  • Learning in Clinical Teams: Simulation and Work-based Learni

Information for international students

If English is not your native or first language, you must evidence your ability to write Masters-Level academic assignments, regardless of your country of residence. This can be done by providing an IELTS certificate (Overall 7.0, with minimum 7 in reading and writing). Even if you are working clinically in the UK, you must ensure that your personal statement demonstrates your ability to produce a cogent, accurately-written explanation of your reasons for applying. This means cutting out all general comments regarding clinical qualifications and work, and focussing on your teaching and learning experience, involvement and responsibilities, or your goals in this respect.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

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