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Entry requirements

Clinical Education MEd

A bachelor (hons) degree in a health-related subject with at least a 2:2. Entry on the appropriate professional register

It is a course requirement that you be working in a clinical or educational setting with the opportunity to engage in some form of teaching, training, or mentoring.

Accreditation of prior learning to allow entry at a later stage in the course will be considered on a case by case basis, dependent on the qualifications held and evidence provided.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MEd in Clinical Education is a three year part time course which develops your skills and understanding of the core concepts of Clinical Education. Here, you will:

  • debate and discuss the central themes and issues in clinical education
  • explore the differences between clinical and educational research
  • undertake introductory research training in educational research
  • design and conduct small-scale empirical research on a topic relevant to the clinical education workplace.

Our course is part time and rooted in workplace learning, encouraging you to make critical and creative connections between your own – and your students’ – practice and theoretical perspectives on teaching, learning and assessment.

The MEd offers a deep and critical knowledge of the policy and practice of clinical education and of the research which it inspires. You will learn with and from an interdisciplinary and interprofessional team of tutors and peers in a collaborative and participative learning environment. Your learning throughout the course will draw on, and make connections to your real world experience as a clinical educator.

This course is also available as a PGCert.


The PGCert course received Higher Education Academy accreditation at Level 2 of the UK Professional Standards Framework for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in 2010. Recognition as a Fellow is available to all students who successfully complete the course, although a one-off fee is payable by students who do not hold a teaching contract with a subscribing higher education institution. The course was successfully revalidated in 2018.

Information for international students

Due to the nature of blended teaching in the first year of the programme (PG Cert level), the first year is not available to study by applicants who are outside the UK. Direct entry to year 2 of the programme (PG Dip level) is available to international applicants who already have a PG Cert in Clinical, Medical or Healthcare Professional Education.

Direct entry to year 3 of the programme (MEd level) is only possible if applicants hold a PG Diploma in Clinical, Medical or Healthcare Professional Education studied at the University of Leeds. Language requirement is IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component.

Fees and funding

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MEd
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Medicine Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 0806