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Entry requirements

A bachelor (hons) degree in a health-related subject.Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits at Level 7) in clinical education or equivalent.Entry on the appropriate professional register.A minimum of three years’ full time experience post-qualification (or part-time equivalent) in practice and in teaching.Involved in education and training in current role.Applicants whose first language is not English will also need to meet the following English Language Requirements:IELTS 7.0 with no grade below 6.5 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Clinical Education MEd and PGCert courses have been created to equip you to become exceptional education practitioners. These courses provides a responsive, work-related and academically robust route for all healthcare practitioners who engage with teaching and learning. Whether you're from clinical settings or Higher Education institutions, this course will develop your understanding of the education and assessment of the next generation of clinical practitioners.

Develop and connect

The course enables you to learn with (and from) a range of healthcare and healthcare-related professions which each cohort attracting up to 11 different professions. As the course is centred on healthcare research and learning, we encourage you to make critical and creative connections between policy, educational theory and your own practice. This part-time course will particularly suit professionals who want to gain a postgraduate qualification while working.

The course provides research-led teaching and coaching from a highly experienced, interdisciplinary team of expert tutors. These are drawn from across the Faculty of Medicine and Health. This is a part-time course which has an intake every year. The two modules contributing to the Postgraduate Certificate can be completed in a minimum of one year and a maximum of three years. The Postgraduate Certificate course consists of two 30 credit modules at M level.


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

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. For information and entry requirements, read Pre-sessional programmes.

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
    18-24 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