Research course

Medical Education

University of Liverpool · School of Medical Education

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:1 or first class or equivalent first degree in a relevant discipline, such as, medicine, psychology or sociology. Your research can be in any area that matches our current research interest although we will consider applications in other areas of medical education research subject to finding suitably qualified supervisors from within the School. All research will need ethical approval before work commences.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The School of Medicine is responsible for teaching a wide range of programmes in undergraduate and postgraduate medicine. Our teaching is underpinned by a programme of research and evaluation that enables us to be at the forefront of innovation in medical education and medical education research.

A world Centre for Excellence
Since the early 1990s, Liverpool Medical School has been synonymous with innovation in medical education. As one o f the first Schools in the UK to introduced a problem based learning curriculum, we have been evaluation the impact of the introduction of PBL ever since. Liverpool was also one of the first Schools to introduce professionalism into the curriculum and in 2005 the School was awarded one of HEFCE's Centre of Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CETL) in developing professionalism. This work has continues with the Centre now part of the Faculties main structure as the Centre for Excellence in Evidence Based Learning and Teaching. This Centre combines work on evaluating the impact of the PBL curriculum with on-going work on professionalism. Current research areas include development and assessment of leadership in undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, investigating factors that affect excellent communication skill in medical students and junior doctors and the role of emotional intelligence in professionalism.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-48 months
part time
48-72 months


part time
48-84 months
full time
24-48 months


full time
24-72 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927