Taught course

Healthcare Education

University of Suffolk · Health Studies

Entry requirements

  • A 2:2 minimum classification or equivalent from undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
  • A qualification in healthcare
  • Currently working in the field of health and social care for a minimum of one year


  • A qualification in healthcare
  • Evidence of the student’s ability to work at level 7
  • Currently working in the field of health and social care for a minimum of one year

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Healthcare Education is a dynamic new programme developed in response to a growing need for practitioners to align with emerging policy agenda and develop knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching within a variety of settings.

It provides a platform from which students can develop a comprehensive range of skills, to direct their own learning and development and that of others, enabling students to widen their appreciation and application of learning, teaching and assessing approaches in the practice and academic settings.

The course seeks to develop the skills required to teach, supervise and assess students and other practitioners, be they pre or post-registration, undergraduate or postgraduate learners, in the higher education or clinical practice setting. It aims to develop the skills practitioners require to identify and promote initiatives which develop the culture for continuing professional development.

Throughout this course, students are encouraged to consider new and developing digital technologies used to support healthcare education.

The programme is NMC approved for Practice Teachers and Teachers; AHP Educator accreditation schemes and Higher Education Academy Fellowships.

This course is offered via either a blended programme incorporating classroom and virtual learning based activities, or an innovative distance learning pathway.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months


part time
18 months


part time
18 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1473 338833