Taught course

Medical Education

University of Cambridge · School of Clinical Medicine

Entry requirements

Applicants should: - Hold a qualification in one of the healthcare professions or another relevant qualification - Be a post-foundation-year doctor in primary, secondary or tertiary care or a professional allied to medicine who is involved in teaching students at undergraduate or postgraduate levels or who has a role in training and appraising healthcare professionals - Have had at least one year of experience as a teacher prior to starting the programme - Be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language

Months of entry


Course content

This Postgraduate Certificate course has been designed by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education and the School of Clinical Medicine’s Clinical Deanery. It is a one-year, part-time Master’s-level programme resulting in 60 credits at FHEQ Level 7 and a University of Cambridge award.

The programme is aimed at doctors and other professionals allied to medicine who have a teaching role and/or a role in training and appraising healthcare professionals. It is designed to meet recommendations of the GMC and the Academy of Medical Educators.

The Postgraduate Certificate comprises three modules providing a total of approximately 90 contact hours with additional between-module reflection, study and assignment work. The three modules are: Core Skills in Medical Education, Applying Teaching Skills, and The Role of Assessment.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must be able to satisfy the current English Language Competence requirements.

Qualification and course duration


part time
11 months

Course contact details

Sue Brignell
+44 (0)1223 760862