Taught course

Health Professions Education (distance learning)

University of York · Hull York Medical School

Entry requirements

To undertake this programme you should have the ability to teach within a health professions background. Applicants applying without first completing the Diploma in Health Professions Education, will need to have an equivalent qualification, approved by the Department. HYMS considers applications for accreditation of prior certificated learning (APCL) or for accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) on an individual basis. While applicants may make initial enquiries to HYMS, no formal consideration will be made until an application to the programme of study has been submitted. Applications from intercalating students are welcome. The programme is blended learning; the majority of the programme is conducted over the virtual learning environment, with eight face-to-face study days. Applicants applying without first completing the Certificate in Health Professions Education will need to have an equivalent qualification approved by the Department. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

Our postgraduate programmes are designed for a wide range of leading educators in medicine, dentistry, nursing, midwifery, radiography, physiotherapy, pharmacy or other health professions.

You will gain an expert understanding of curriculum design, delivery, assessment, feedback, leadership and research approaches to education across the health professions. This programme will enhance your professional credibility and confidence in teaching and practice.

Our part-time programmes offer a flexible ladder of progression. You can study at your own pace, progressing from Certificate to Diploma to Masters of Science (MSc). You can study part-time via blended learning to fit around your busy work commitment. Modules may also be offered as stand-alone CPD options, depending on availability.

This programme is also available to study full-time over one year.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 321782