Taught course

Professional Education

University of Chester · Faculty of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a degree or equivalent, which will normally be 2:1 or above. Candidates without a first degree but with exceptional professional experience and evidence of the ability to study at Master’s level will also be considered.

Contemporary professional experience with access to learners is also required.

If English is not their first language, applicants will need to have a minimum score of IELTS 7.0, with no less than 7.0 in each band.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The MEd in Professional Education is a programme of teacher preparation for health and social care professionals.

The overarching aim of our Master’s course is to produce competent, independent educators, who are able to develop and deliver professional education across a variety of settings, within an inter-agency context.

This will appeal to educationalists, trainers and expert practitioners, nationally and internationally, working within the independent, private and public sectors.

This is a well-established course validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Once you have successfully completed an option and two core modules, forming the Postgraduate Certificate (see opposite page), you can apply to become a Fellow of the Academy or a Stage 4 NMC tutor. These recognitions are highly sought after in Higher Education and worth seeking in your role as an educator in practice.

Our education team are experts, not only in teaching and training, but also as pedagogical researchers, publishers and leaders. More importantly we are student-centred; ‘we practice what we teach’.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Health and Social Care Admissions
+44 (0)1244 511000