Taught course

Clinical Education (Online Distance learning)

University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Entry requirements

A primary clinical qualification, such as an MBChB, BVS, BDS, Bachelor of Nursing, or their international equivalents.

We will also consider your application if you have a biomedical science qualification or a non-university professional qualification, such as RGN, with appropriate clinical experience.

You must be currently involved in clinical, medical, allied healthcare or veterinary education, for example teaching undergraduate or postgraduate students.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Our online Clinical Education programme takes advantage of our world-renowned expertise to enhance your abilities to teach and assess students in a clinical environment.

This is an ideal programme for those responsible for tutoring health care professionals and veterinary practitioners, including doctors, nurses, dental practitioners and those involved with veterinary education.

Our aim is to help you reflect upon, and share thoughts about, your practice, while increasing your understanding of how to apply educational theories and evidence from the literature. As a result you will learn the knowledge and skills you need to deliver, develop and research high-quality clinical education in your own discipline.

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit website.

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services.

Qualification and course duration


36 months
distance learning
36 months


distance learning
24 months
24 months


distance learning
12 months
12 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)131 242 6536