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


Course content

The MEd Clinical Education prepares healthcare professionals to lead and respond to innovation and change in clinical teaching, learning and assessment. Individual practice as a clinical educator is explored within the wider context of your role as change agent and advocate for curriculum and policy development across and within the multi-professional clinical field. You’ll be based in an award-winning institute, Leeds Institute of Medical Education, which holds four ASPIRE awards in recognition of its international excellence in medical education.

Make an impact

You will debate and discuss the key themes and issues in clinical education explore the differences between clinical and educational research undertake introductory research training in educational research with the opportunity to design and conduct small-scale empirical research on a topic relevant to the clinical education workplace. The 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.

This part-time course, with an intake every year, takes twenty-four months to complete and normally starts in January. There are three compulsory modules which all students must complete in the specified order. The first two modules are delivered on three consecutive days of teaching held four times a year. The final, dissertation, module is completed individually with support from an academic supervisor.The course is held at an external venue in Leeds. The dates are set in advance and it is important that you ensure you can attend all the taught days before commencing the course.Research-led teaching, coaching and supervision is provided by a highly experienced, interdisciplinary team drawn from the Faculty of Medicine and Health and practitioners from NHS Trusts.

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
    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