Taught course

Health-Professions Education/ Health-Professions Education (with Research)

University of Glasgow · College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

To be accepted to this programme, you must have:

  • A medical, dental, or nursing degree from an institution recognised by the University Court; or a recognised degree from another appropriate health profession; ideally be employed in a relevant professional context.
  • Applications will also be considered from individuals with other relevant degree qualifications (such as a BSc in a biomedical science), who are, or aspire to be, employed in the education of health professionals.

When submitting your application, please include a supporting statement.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Studying in the University of Glasgow’s online Health Professions Education programme will help you achieve your goals, even as you support learners in achieving theirs. Ideal for busy professionals, our health education programme offers maximum flexibility combined with excellence in instruction. Depending on the route they choose, MSc students will complete a dissertation through systematic review or empirical research.

Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to experience the outstanding education we are known for without the need for relocation.

  • Our online health professions education programme is designed for professionals working in healthcare roles who are seeking to qualify for a teaching, management or research-based career in health professions education.
  • Run by the prestigious School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, this programme offers the opportunity to study at the heart of a growing network for contemporary educational thinking. 1st IN THE UK FOR MEDICINE
  • Glasgow is ranked 1st in the UK for nursing and 3rd in the UK for medicine by the Complete University Guide 2023.
  • We are ranked 51st in the world for Life Sciences & Medicine by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.
  • With a focus on active, collaborative online learning, we challenge and support you to apply evidence-based methods in your teaching to fellow health professionals.
  • This Health Professions Education online distance learning programme is especially designed for working professionals wishing to develop specialist skills and to apply these in their professional teaching practice.
  • Our online Health Professions Education programme offers you the flexibility to take one of two routes. We offer a research pathway oriented around the design, conduct and governance of education research. Our secondary route is based on the application of educational theory and evidence to specific contexts.
  • Using practical, collaborative peer learning, we will help you to develop the necessary confidence and specialist skills.
  • Over 95% of the research submitted by the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework in 2021.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    30 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc(Res)
    part time
    30 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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