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Clinical Education MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Clinical Education MSc/PGDip/PGCert

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Full time | University of Leicester | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

Our course allows you to study the training and development of healthcare professionals, develop your practical skills and understand the evidence underpinning contemporary practice in clinical education.

As well as taught modules, you will complete a dissertation, allowing you to apply your new knowledge and skills in clinical education to a topic that really interests you.

The modules are based around three themes, covering the range of contemporary clinical education:

  • Clinical Education in Practice
  • Educational Leadership and Scholarship
  • Educational Discovery

As well as studying for a postgraduate qualification, you will be able to seek recognition by Advance HE as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

You will have the opportunity to study alongside qualified clinicians from different clinical backgrounds and career stages, and will study as part of a supportive, diverse multi-disciplinary group, supported by leading educational researchers and practitioners.

This postgraduate qualification can also be taken by students studying for an undergraduate medical degree as an intercalated MSc (iMSc).

Students can also exit with Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate awards.

Teaching and learning

Formal teaching will take place in small groups with discussion, sharing ideas and giving/getting feedback from tutors and colleagues. This is supplemented by preparatory self-directed learning and follow-up study to develop your interests further.

Assessment methods are carefully chosen to help you demonstrate your practical and academic skills through assessed teaching. practical tasks, written assessments and oral presentations.


Assessment in clinical education
Individuals and groups
Innovation, quality, research and evaluation
Curriculum design
Principles of clinical education
Practice learning, inter-professional education and technology

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Entry requirements

Either a Bachelors degree (or equivalent qualification) in a clinical discipline, in which you are actively practicing, and in which you hold appropriate professional registration or licensing. Or a Bachelors degree in another subject with evidence of recent experience and/or current involvement in clinical education. Applications from registered healthcare professionals without an undergraduate degree but who can demonstrate relevant experience will be considered on their individual merits.

University information

For a century, the University of Leicester has been home to great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking work of the university’s expert research groups, postgraduate students will tackle the emerging social, economic, political, and scientific issues head-on and set the agenda where others simply follow....more

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