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Study mode

Distance without attendance


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Education Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training

Course type


Course Summary

This distance learning course is designed for health and social care practitioners and educators who are involved in teaching/supervision, in some capacity, within their working role.

Medical Education is a crucial and ever-changing dimension of healthcare practice. Professionals need to ensure that their knowledge and skills are up to date to ensure they are equipped to meet the needs of patients or service users. Teaching is a vital tool to ensure knowledge and skills are maintained. The course is thus designed to encourage personal reflection, and evaluation of your own teaching practices within the workplace, which in turn can help you to facilitate the learning of others.

The course also encourages critical enquiry, analysis, and debate, as well as the sharing of ideas across professional boundaries. Students on this award are from a variety of health/social care backgrounds and are encouraged to draw upon their experience and knowledge throughout the course process. This helps students to apply academic models and theories to their own practice, ensuring that academic content is clearly integrated with the practical craft of teaching delivery.

The course is available as a PgCert (one year) or MSc (three years).


The Medical Education course can assist with your career progression by offering valuable evidence of professional development relating to teaching and learning in healthcare. The course develops lifelong learning skills that can enhance your professional practice and career prospects. The course will also be very valuable for practitioners who are seeking to extend the educational aspect of their role or pursue a formal position in an educational setting.


Learning activities will include a variety of teaching methods including experiential, case study, and small group work. Peer led discussions will be encouraged in order to share experience, knowledge and understanding of teaching within the workplace whilst also assisting in the application of theory to the students' own teaching practice. A pIndependent directed learning will be presented on the theoretical perspectives of teaching practice.
Research Methods and Methodologies (15 Credits) - Core
Negotiated Learning Module 2 (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

A degree from a UK Higher Education Institute, or international equivalent, in Medicine, Nursing, or another relevant health or social care subject. Applicants with a Diploma of Higher Education, complemented by strong recent evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), will be considered. If necessary, applicants will be invited to take part in a short informal interview via Microsoft Teams or telephone.