Taught course

Medical Education

University of Sheffield · Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Entry requirements

You will need

  • a recognised degree in a healthcare profession
  • experience in teaching or supervising learning in a healthcare or related setting
  • access to learners in a healthcare or related setting

Months of entry


Course content

Become part of the next generation of exceptional medical and healthcare educators. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver exceptional teaching and learning that meets modern healthcare challenges and delivers effective care for future generations.

Course description

This is a highly flexible course, designed to fit around your needs and commitments. The course provides the opportunity for healthcare professionals with a developing interest in medical education to explore the theoretical principles underpinning medical education and consider how this relates to their practice.

The course aims to develop medical educators who are informed and understand the core principles and issues in medical education. Participants on this course come from a range of healthcare professions such as doctors, dentists, psychiatrists, nurses, physician associates and paramedics.

This course is delivered through a highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team of expert tutors. Whether you are new to teaching or want to enhance existing skills, you'll gain expertise in effective medical education and develop a scholarly approach to implementing educational practices and strategies. Throughout your studies, we encourage you to make critical links between your own practice, theory and policy.

We are a leading centre for medical education. Our curriculum is innovative and highly regarded, developing our students to achieve their potential. The Academic Unit of Medical Education includes the Clinical Skills Centre, Medical Teaching Unit (Anatomy) and the Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care.


Accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.

As this course is taught part-time, it is not open to applicants who require a visa to study in the UK.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Medical School