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Medical and Healthcare Education MSc

Medical and Healthcare Education MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training Health Education

Course type


Course Summary

This inter-professional course is designed for registered professionals from across the healthcare sector, who are engaged in teaching or learning as part of their professional role. Reflecting the needs of our learners, our programme is delivered face to face in Cambridge and Chelmsford, as well as entirely online.

Designed to reflect the current trends and practices in health professions education, the master’s is aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework for Higher Education allowing you to apply for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

This course will provide opportunities for you to engage with key principles and philosophies of teaching and learning, which you can apply in your specific professional context. You’ll be supported through this process through a range of activities and formative assessments, complemented by individual tutorials that encourage personal reflection and goal setting, developing you as an independent learner. Further to this you’ll be given the opportunity to develop specialist skills in healthcare education relating to your field, culminating in a research project in an area of your choice. You’ll have direct access to a Faculty with a wealth of experience in delivering healthcare education, who will support you in addressing an authentic research problem.


Your assessment will be constructively aligned with your teaching practice. You’ll be both formatively and summative assessed in each module through; lesson plans, teaching observations, reflective essays and poster presentations, as well as, academic papers, oral presentations, blogs and vlogs.


The course is designed to support those already facilitating learning as part of their employment in the healthcare professions. However, nearly 50% of graduates from the course in the academic year 2016/17 reported that the course had helped them either secure a promotion within their current field or had taken up a new role with a substantially more educational focus.

On this course you’ll develop an educational, training or mentoring role in your sector of healthcare. It’ll help your career path in education alongside clinical practice, enhancing your role in your team and enabling you to make a real difference. You will also gain Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip.

Different course options

Part time | Cambridge Campus | 2 years | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



Introducing you to some of the key principles within medical and healthcare education. Encouraging you to reflect upon your own experiences, both as a learner and as an educator. Develop and enhance your own teaching practices, exploring principles, incorporating critical analysis of relevant literature. You?ll address practical aspects of teaching, from motivating learners through to designing effective learning resources to enhance your teaching strategies and we?ll provide guidance on planning, delivering and reflecting on teaching sessions to maximise the quality of your learning experience.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Chelmsford and Cambridge-based versions of this course are open to UK and EU applicants only, as they are work-based courses.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a minimum of three years' post-professional registration/experience and a minimum of a 2:2 degree honours. Students must be registered practitioners in the field of health or social care. It is anticipated therefore that students undertaking the course will currently be employed in professional practice and will be engaged in facilitating teaching and learning as part of their professional role. Non-graduates with extensive relevant practical and continuing professional development experience will be offered the opportunity to complete the Non-Graduate Entry Profile in accordance with the University regulations with guidance from the Pathway leader/Programme leader.

University information

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has a proud history dating back to 1858, when philanthropist John Ruskin opened the first campus as what was then the Cambridge School of Art. Since then ARU has grown exponentially, with four campuses in the East Anglia region. These are in: Cambridge Chelmsford London Peterborough Now you can study a range of subjects at ARU at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with flexible part time...more